Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – Daily Intelligencer – May 8, 2016
Donald Trump, who eats taco bowls on top of magazine spreads of his bikini-clad ex-wife, would like to remind everyone that he’s a champion for women. Trump himself has been working hard to win over women voters by telling them how easy their lives are, and on Sunday, Paul Manafort, who has all but ousted Corey Lewandowski as the head of the Trump campaign, told Fox News Sunday that Trump, “Is not anti-women. He’s very pro-women — more so than [Clinton] because he’s pro-women in actions, not words.” Those actions, Manafort said, include female employees and … well, hiring female employees.
Rebecca Savranksy, The Hill – May 8, 2016
Donald Trump‘s convention manager, Paul Manafort, said the presumptive GOP presidential nominee won’t let Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton make the claim that he’s against women. “Donald Trump has made it very clear,” Manafort said on “Fox News Sunday.” “He’s not going to allow hypocrisy on the women’s issue. He’s not going to let Hillary make the case that he’s against women and she’s this defender of women’s rights.”
Kay Steiger, Vox – May 5, 2016
Research, at least all of the research before Donald Trump arrived on the scene, seemed to indicate a candidate’s gender doesn’t really matter — but it’s more complicated than voters’ decisions at the ballot box.
Emma Gray, Huffington Post – May 5, 2016
“I think [Donald Trump] is playing the testosterone card,” said Steinem, pausing for a moment. “No, I don’t wanna say that because both women and men have testosterone. He’s playing the masculinity card, because gender… is totally made up and we can unmake it up. He doesn’t know that.“
S.E. Cupp, New York Daily News – May 3, 2016
While it’s probably unrealistic to expect a presidential campaign between a sometime-feminist icon and an all-the-time male chauvinist to be totally devoid of sexism and gender politics, is it too much to ask that it at least be interesting?
Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable – May 3, 2016
They launched The Woman Card[s] just before noon on Thursday and met their $5,000 goal within four hours. With 29 days left to go, the project has more than 800 backers who’ve pledged more than $35,000.
Alexis Grenell, The Daily Beast – May 3, 2016
Forget the woman card, Donald Trump is about to throw down the sexual assault card. Trump previewed his next attack in December, when Hillary Clinton called out his “penchant for sexism.” He shot back: “Be careful, Hillary, as you play the war on women or women being degraded card,” declaring Bill’s extramarital activities, and his wife’s efforts to quash the “bimbo eruptions” that tainted his career, “fair game.”
Christina Wilkie, Huffington Post – May 2, 2016
From April 28-30, more than 115,000 individual donors contributed to Clinton’s presidential campaign. Forty percent of them, or around 47,000, were first-time donors to Clinton’s White House bid.
Jill Filipovic, New York Times – May 2, 2016
We can’t change longstanding assumptions about what a leader looks like unless we change what leaders look like. That means a party dedicated to diversity must champion politicians who aren’t white men — even if there’s a white man who is equally qualified, or the obvious choice. Right now, “the woman card” and “the race card” are broadly seen as cynical tactics. Democrats should make them central components of a winning hand.
Newsmax – May 1, 2016
Donald Trump doubled-down on charges that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t stand a chance in a presidential election if she weren’t a woman – and dismissed recent polling showing his support weak among women voters.