CBS News – September 16, 2016
Women voters have the power to decide the presidential election — they make up more than half the electorate. In a CBS News/NY Times poll released Friday, they told us their most important problems are equal pay and workplace equality — far ahead of such issues as health care and domestic abuse. CBS News’ Manuel Bojorquez talked to women voters — Democrats and Republicans — in the battleground state of North Carolina.
Zerlina Maxwell, Essence – September 15, 2016
Zerlina Maxwell, ESSENCE political contributor and Director of Progressive Media for Hillary Clinton, speaks with Black women on Clinton’s staff and the original Colored Girls squad to reflect on their legacy and the future.
Melissa Harris Perry, Elle – September 14, 2016
I suspect Hillary makes the decision not to reveal her illness, not to rest, not to say she needs a break, because she knows how easy it is to label her as weak. We so rarely suggest that girls might be able to lead, we are not sure what women’s leadership looks like. We haven’t mentioned that women’s leadership will include having the flu now and then.
Jill Filipovic, Politico – September 12, 2016
Does Hillary Clinton have a woman problem? With only a couple of months until a November election that could put the first woman in the White House, the answer, amazingly enough, is yes. It first became clear during primary season, when Bernie Sanders, an old white man from Vermont, startled observers by collecting more support from women under 30 than Clinton. Now, as Clinton faces Donald Trump, a man who has insulted women as pigs and dogs, just over half of registered female voters say they back her, while more than a third say they prefer Trump. When female voters are asked how they feel about Clinton, the most common answer is not “enthusiastic,” but “upset.”
Michael Barbaro, New York Times – September 9, 2016
Did Hillary Clinton, or somebody very much like her, have to be the first woman to get this close to winning the presidency? We explore that question in the latest episode of The Run-Up with Claire McCaskill, the senior United States Senator from Missouri, and Gail Collins, a New York Times columnist who has written several books on women’s history.
Peter Beinart, The Atlantic – September 8, 2016
Over the past few years, political scientists have suggested that, counterintuitively, Barack Obama’s election may have led to greater acceptance by whites of racist rhetoric. Something similar is now happening with gender. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is sparking the kind of sexist backlash that decades of research would predict. If she becomes president, that backlash could convulse American politics for years to come.
Neha Thirani Bagri, Quartz – September 7, 2016
While female politicians are making headlines in the US, Europe and South America, seeing a woman in a position of power is still an uncomfortable idea for many. Female political candidates are subject to scrutiny that men rarely face, and even when they are in elected to power, the misogyny continues.
Alana Abramson, ABC News – September 7, 2016
In her first appearance on the campaign trail since giving birth to her second child in June, Chelsea Clinton didn’t hold back when asked about Donald Trump‘s recent comments that her mother doesn’t look presidential, blasting the comments as “misogynistic.”
Meghan Kenneally, ABC News – September 6, 2016
Donald Trump’s comment that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have “a presidential look” is seen by some as the Republican presidential nominee’s latest knock on a woman’s appearance. During an interview with ABC News in Ohio Monday, Trump said, “I really do believe that” Clinton doesn’t look the part. “I just don’t believe she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look,” he told ABC News anchor David Muir.
Amy Argetsinger and Krissah Thompson, Washington Post – September 5, 2016
Listen to us, Bill: You have to be the hostess. You have to pick out the china. It’s your turn. We need to get this male milestone over and done with, perhaps even more than we need a first female president.Someone needs to be the first male first lady. And no man in history has ever been better suited to the singular demands of this weird job than you.