Tag: Woman Card

Trump’s Calculated Misogyny

Dana Milbank, Washington Post – April 29, 2016

“I wasn’t playing the woman’s card,” Donald Trump said Thursday when asked about his claim that Hillary Clinton was playing the “woman card” and that if she were a man, she would get only 5 percent of the vote. For once, I agree with Trump: He wasn’t playing the woman card. He was playing the man card — and he was dealing from the bottom of the deck.

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Trump Deals Clinton a Winning Card

Kathleen Parker, Washington Post – April 29, 2016

If Trump were a woman, not only would he not get 5 percent of the vote, but also he would be tarred, feathered, branded and ridden out of town backward on a donkey. Voters male and female would recognize immediately that such a woman was inappropriate, lacking in quality and character, perhaps more than a little crazy — and utterly unqualified to be president of the United States.

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump After ‘Woman Card’ Comment

Stephanie Ebbert, Boston Globe – April 28, 2016

Donald Trump clearly feels threatened by Secretary Clinton’s qualifications to be president so he’s attacking Hillary Clinton for being a woman,” Warren said in a telephone interview with the Globe. “That’s what weak men do. It is an old story, and I don’t think the American voters will fall for it.”

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Donald Trump’s Gender-Based Attacks on Hillary Clinton Have Calculated Risk

Amy Chozick and Ashley Parker, New York Times – April 28, 2016

With the nation on the verge of a presidential election between the first woman to lead a major party and an opponent accused of misogynyHillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump are digging in for a fight in which he is likely to attack her precisely because she is a woman.

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Why Trump Might Regret Playing ‘The Woman Card’ Against Clinton

David A. Graham, The Atlantic – April 27, 2016

On Tuesday, presidential front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump built on their leads for their respective parties’ nominations. In the process, they offered a preview of what could be a major—and particularly nasty—general-election theme.

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Trump’s ‘Woman’s Card’ Comment Escalates the Campaign’s Gender Wars

Anne Gearan and Katie Zezima, Washington Post – April 27, 2016

Donald Trump’s accusation that Hillary Clinton is playing the “woman’s card” and would be a failed candidate if she were a man touched off a contentious debate about gender politics and sexism that seems likely to define the presidential election as much as any issue.

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Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Playing The ‘Woman Card’

Audie Cornish, All Things Considered – NPR – April 27, 2016

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks with Debbie Walsh, director of Center for American Women and Politics, about the notion of the “woman card” and whether there is a “masculinity card.”

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The ‘Women’s Card’? We Measured, and It’s Not Worth Much

Justin Wolfers, New York Times – April 27, 2016

Yet this appears to be inconsistent with available data. Over the past decade, women have been elected to 17.5 percent of House seats, meaning that they’re outnumbered by men by roughly five to one. In fact, the women’s card appears to be particularly unhelpful in the United States. Women’s success in politics — at least as measured by the proportion of seats they hold in the House compared with equivalent lower chambers in other nations — ranks below that of nearly every other rich country. The United States is positioned between Greece and Bangladesh.

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