Tag: Gender Stereotypes

How Women Have Defined the 2016 Election

Susan Page, USA Today – November 1, 2016

It’s been the Year of the Woman, and then some. Start with the first female nominee of a major party in the 240-year history of the United States; Democrat Hillary Clinton now leads in a campaign that could smash what she famously dubbed “the highest, hardest glass ceiling.” Then there’s the emergence of white, college-educated women as arguably the most crucial swing group in the electorate, moving away from the GOP in numbers that if not reversed could imperil the party’s future.

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Why Haven’t the Candidates Put Families at the Center of their Campaigns?

Anu Partanen, The Atlantic – October 30, 2016

In an election year that has largely lacked in policy, gender issues have taken center stage in recent weeks, in light of a slew of sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump that subsequently placed added emphasis on the lack of equality between men and women. Until this point, these issues had been largely absent from the campaign trail, to the detriment of both Hillary Clinton and Trump—and ultimately, the United States.

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Trump has Made a lot of Women Mad. Clinton Hopes to Turn that Into a Surge of Votes for Democrats

Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times – October 28, 2016

In the closing stretch of the presidential race, Hillary Clinton is trying to harness women’s anger over Donald Trump’s behavior into a surge of support for her and other female candidates. It’s an effort that harks back to Democratic victories that stemmed from similar controversy a quarter-century ago, in an election that became known as the “Year of the Woman.”

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Speaking While Female, and at a Disadvantage

Marie Tessier, New York Times – The Upshot – October 27, 2016

Women’s voices are often missing and discounted in public affairs, even when they have seats at the tables of power. They speak less, make fewer motions and are more often subject to negative interruptions. Similar patterns prevail online.

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Will Sexism Be the U.S. Presidential Election’s November Surprise? Here’s What We Found.

October 20, 2016
Even before Hillary Clinton officially launched her bid for the White House last year, political observers speculated about whether she would be hurt by sexism. Would gender stereotypes lead voters to doubt Clinton’s ability handle a national security crisis? Would people focus on her appearance instead of her policy ideas?

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Hillary Clinton Speaks About Women in a Way No Presidential Candidate Ever Has

Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan – October 20, 2016

Last night, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton didn’t so much play the gender card as simply show up on the debate stage a woman. What a difference it highlighted between her and her opponent. And how incredible it was to hear a female candidate talk about women’s issues not as abstractions, but as deeply personal, as fundamentally normal, and just as universal as men’s experiences.

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Donald Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton takes Performance-enhancing Drugs

Reena Flores, CBS News – October 15, 2016

Donald Trump, deflecting from the recent deluge of sexual assault accusations plaguing his campaign, suggested Saturday that Hillary Clinton was taking performance-enhancing drugs at the last presidential debate.

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‘Extremely unattractive’: How Donald Trump Tries to Discredit Women Based on their Looks

Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post – October 14, 2016

“You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so.” This was Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday, speaking about Natasha Stoynoff, a former reporter for People magazine who says that Trump kissed her without her consent when she was on assignment covering his and Melania Trump’s first wedding anniversary. Trump’s implication was clear: Even if he does what he said he does on that 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape –“It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait” — Stoynoff is too ugly to have inspired Trump to grab her.

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