In 1984, I wrote the book Why and How Women Will Elect the Next President. I knew the title’s bold prediction would be more evolutionary than revolutionary, but felt the gender gap and its origin story needed to be told.
Anushay Hossain, New York Times – November 4, 2016
Whether you’re voting for Hillary or Trump or neither, it is hard to argue that the one consistent theme that has plagued the 2016 presidential race has been toxic misogyny. From the Republican nominee’s bragging in a 2005 leaked Access Hollywood tape about groping women to a dozen allegations of sexual misconduct against him to the Trump campaign taking on disgraced Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, as a formal advisor to Bill Clinton’s sexual past being dragged out in a bid to discredit Hillary to Trump threatening Clinton with jail and calling her a “nasty woman,” the sexism throughout the 2016 race has been tangible, to say the least.
Last Tuesday, Green shared her personal story to a crowd for just the second time in a week outside the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. She and hundreds of young women and allies assembled last week to protest in more than a dozen U.S. cities. Their objective: to condemn Trump’s rhetoric and demand that Republican leaders unendorse him.
Jocelyn Novack, Associated Press – August 20, 2016
Flying across the Pacific on an Air Force jet bound for Beijing, first lady Hillary Clinton huddled deep into the night with a few aides and advisers, honing her speech for the U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women. It was 1995, and it had been a bruising first few years in the White House: Troopergate, Travelgate, Whitewater. Not to mention the failure of her own high-profile efforts – unprecedented for a first lady – to reform the nation’s health care system.