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.
Clare Foran, The Atlantic – November 27, 2016
Her high-profile loss could discourage women from running for office—but it might also motivate them to become more politically engaged.
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.
Anya Jabour, The Conversation – November 24, 2016
Men and women did not vote the same way in 2016. In fact, the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton contest yielded the largest gender gap – the difference between women’s and men’s voting behavior – in U.S. history. Clinton won women by 12 points and lost men by the same amount – a 24-point gap. The gap is growing. Twenty points separated the sexes in 2012.
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?”
Carmen Fishwick, The Guardian – November 17, 2016
A man who uses misogynistic language and has been accused of sexual assault is soon to become the 45th president of the United States of America. For feminists desperate to see the country’s first female president, the result was devastating: how could someone with such disregard for women’s rights become leader?
Rich Morin, Pew Research – November 17, 2016
The gender gap was a key part of the narrative this election season. Overall, 54% of all women voters said they voted for Clinton, while about the same proportion of men supported Trump (53%), the NBC News exit poll found. But among whites, the story was very different – particularly among men and women living in rural areas or small towns.
Katie Rogers, New York Times – November 17, 2016
This year, Svea Vikander has decided that she and Evla, her 3-year-old daughter, will be the focal point of her family’s holiday card. She decided to relegate her husband and son to a smaller picture below.
Nina Burleigh, Newsweek – November 15, 2016
Women voted against Donald Trump by one of the most significant gender gap margins in history, but their support for Hillary Clinton was tinged with ambivalence.
Amanda Hess, New York Times – November 15, 2016
When Victoria Woodhull ran for president of the United States, she couldn’t even vote for herself. “If the women can be allowed to vote,” The New York Herald claimed when Woodhull announced her bid in 1870, “Mrs. Woodhull may rely on rolling up the heaviest majority ever polled in this or any other nation.” After all, the paper said, “women always take the part of each other.” The Herald called for passage of a women’s suffrage amendment, and then “victory for Victoria in 1872.”