Tag: Women Candidates

Why Women Did Not Unite to Vote Against Donald Trump

Claire Cain Miller, New York Times – November 12, 2016

Women were predicted to come out in force to vote for the first female president and against a man who demeaned them and bragged about sexual assault. Instead, they voted more or less as they always have: along party lines.

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Why It’s So Hard for a Woman to Become President of the United States


Uri Friedman, The Atlantic – November 12, 2016

There is no one reason—no finite number of reasons—why Hillary Clinton lost the U.S. presidential election. No amount of poring over polls will tell us the precise degree to which bias against women influenced the vote. What we do know is this: The United States still doesn’t have a female leader, as it hasn’t for the last 227 years.

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One Factor in Hillary Clinton’s Defeat: Lack of Support From Some Women Voters

Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal – November 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years to win married women, but a lack of support from other pockets of the female electorate helped block her path to the White House. White women overall voted for Donald Trump by a decisive margin, and white women without college degrees broke even more heavily for the Republican nominee, according to exit polls.

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The Glass Ceiling Holds

Gail Collins, New York Times – November 11, 2016

It took Hillary Clinton a while to talk about the first-woman-president idea. She didn’t stress it early in her 2008 campaign. But people kept coming up to her with pictures of their grandmothers who got to vote for the first time in 1920. Others begged her to get the job done so they could see a woman in the White House before they died.

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Let’s Not Overlook the Feminist Triumph of Clinton’s Run

Clinton ultimately failed to crack the highest glass ceiling. Rather than publishing stories about a milestone for women, a triumph for feminism, and the historic legacy for women in politics, the press this week had to switch to the shock of the Trump victory, the potential threat of his presidency, and Clinton’s failings.

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Over 70 Nations Have Been Led by Women. So Why Not the U.S.?

Hillary Clinton got closer than any American woman to the nation’s top job, but her loss this week has thrown a spotlight back on the question: Why has the United States lagged behind so many countries around the world in choosing a female leader?


Clinton Won’t Be America’s First Female President. So Who Will?

Lindsay Wise, McClatchy DC – November 10, 2016

Clinton’s supporters are struggling to come to terms with the reality that the first female presidential nominee won’t be the one to shatter what she calls the “highest and hardest glass ceiling.” Clinton, looking shell-shocked herself, tried to reassure them that it would only be a matter of time.

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Hillary Clinton, a Woman Dogged by Men’s Misdeeds

Susan Dominus, New York Times – November 10, 2016

When millions of women cast their votes for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, they may have been thinking about male power as much as female equality — about the sleazebags who never heard “no,” or the male bosses who lowballed them in salary negotiations, or those men in positions of authority who patronized them or ignored them altogether. There was a sense of collective curiosity and anticipation: Would having a woman serve in the most powerful role in the country make any of those scenarios less likely for women going forward?

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Why So Many Women Abandoned Hillary Clinton

Jay Newton-Small, Time Magazine – November 10, 2016

In the final week of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a group of mostly women formed a secret Facebook group called Pantsuit Nation. Surely, this group was evidence of a surge of women’s support for the potential first female president. But it wasn’t.

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