Tag: Women Candidates

Donald Trump’s Victory Is Inspiring Some Women to Run for Office

Claire Zillman, Fortune – November 28, 2016

Had Hillary Clinton become the United States’ first female president, she likely would have inspired other women to run for office. Clinton, of course, lost this month’s election, but her defeat is still pushing women into politics.

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Hopes for a Female President Dashed, Women Take Running for Office into Their Own Hands

Isaac Stanley-Becker, Washington Post – November 26, 2016

On Wednesday, she woke up inconsolable. On Thursday, angry. But on the Friday after the presidential election, as she prepared posters to join thousands in protesting Donald Trump’s victory, Mia Hernández came to a quiet realization: If she found her country’s direction intolerable, she would have to try to change it.

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Tanya Plibersek Says Hillary Clinton’s Defeat Shows Gender Equality Isn’t Inevitable

Gay Alcorn, The Guardian – November 25, 2016

The US presidential election was marked by “graphic sexism” against Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and was proof that progress for women was not inevitable, Labor’s deputy leader, Tanya Plibersek, said on Friday.

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Blaming Clinton’s Base for Her Loss Is the Ultimate Insult

Rebecca Traister, New York Magazine – November 23, 2016

During the presidential campaign, many Americans, notably those most likely to have voted for Hillary Clinton, were on the receiving end of torrents of vitriol coming from Donald Trump and his supporters: They were caricatured as rapists and criminals, bimbos, dogs, and pigs, and subjected to the humiliation of watching a man repeatedly accused of sexual assault run for president, advised by a cadre of racists adorably referred to as members of the “alt-right,” all while our first black president and first woman nominee were regularly called crooks and threatened with imprisonment and execution.

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8 Facts to Know About Governor Nikki Haley, Our New US Ambassador to the UN

Mattie Kahn, Elle – November 23, 2016

Nikki Haley made no secret of her ambivalence about Donald Trump during the election, backing first Marco Rubio and then Ted Cruz over him and criticizing his rhetoric at several key moments during the race.

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Watching Hillary Clinton Lose Made Women Feel Worse About Their Own Careers

Emma Hinchliffe, Mashable – November 19, 2016

A survey by the career website InHerSight found that 76 percent of women felt worse about their own careers after seeing the election results. The site asked 750 women the question “How have the election results made you feel about your own prospects for advancement in your career?”  

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