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2008 Election and Gender

Billionaire Boys: The Story of Larry and Mark

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Kraus

Boys will be boys even in Silicon Valley. Wall Street does not have a monopoly on arrogance or audacious wealth. Just watch all of the hoopla about ...

Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008 Elections

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Like everyone else in America, I was waiting to see how the match up between Palin and Biden would transpire. Beyond the giddy atmosphere that was bu...

Donna Brazile Reflects on Race, Gender, and the Media in the 2008 Elections

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Brazile wowed the assembled crowd at St. Johns with a combination of thoughtful insights, dry humor, insider anecdotes, and culinary metaphors.

Sexist? Not So Fast

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

I'm not required to take Palin seriously simply because this man has insulted all of us, women and men, by smugly assuring us that he is the arbiter of experience and readiness.

Is It Sexist To Want The Person Flying The Plane To Be A Pilot?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

With all this talk about Sarah Palin redefining feminism and people who don't support her candidacy being sexist, I think we could use a little clarification.

The Divided States of America: One Nation Under Two Gods

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

These diametrically opposed, partisan visions of America can never be reconciled because both parties feel that they are fundamentally saving the other party from itself.

Tough Issues Ahead For Obama

Marcus Alexander Gadson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcus Alexander Gadson

Obama will face tough issues that include Jeremiah Wright - again - and affirmative action. Navigating these complex issues of race, as well as issues having to do with gender, will have a lot to do with whether Obama is elected in November.

Declaring the Sex Wars a Draw

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

The response to Bristol Palin's pregnancy from the Obama campaign, and anyone else with half a brain, a sprinkle of candor and a dash of decency, has been pitch perfect. It really is the family's business.

Make Her Whine

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Smiley

What Sarah Palin shows is that once again, the right wing is adept at turning the women's movement upside down and offering us a woman who reinforces patriarchal power rather than challenges it.

Palin: You're no Hillary Clinton

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

None of my pro-Hillary female friends are falling for this obvious GOP pander. John McCain has gone from maverick to "me too" -- trying to out-Democrat the Democrats and pick up some Hillary voters. But it ain't working.

Palin '08 = Bush '00

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Shrake

Stunned at your first encounter with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin? Keep it to yourself, please. Or else get ready for part two of Rove's secret formula.

What Do Women Want?

Marcia Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell

Women are far more pessimistic than men in their attitudes about the status quo. Whether it is the price of food and fuel or disparities in the workplace, they feel the impact more than their male counterparts.

Deluded We Stand On Race And Gender

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Bias festers beneath a surface sporadic civility in America that we have all seen break down under pressure of the current election cycle.

The Affirmative-Action Attack

Horace McMillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Horace McMillon

Republicans are placing ballot initiatives concerning affirmative action on a number of key swing-state ballots in order bring out their voters and wedge independents away from the Dems.

The Myth of Hillary Clinton and the Angry White Women

Lester Feder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lester Feder

Once we stop viewing the Democratic contest through the identity-politics lens, former Clinton-supporters favoring McCain over Obama isn't all that surprising.

Open Letter to Hillary

Ilana Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilana Goldman

Dear Hillary - I say this to you almost daily, but since it's normally to you on the TV screen, I thought I should find a way of saying it where you...

Did Hillary Clinton's Media Missteps Help Doom Her Campaign?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

It remains an enduring legacy of the conservative media machine -- and their own past mistakes -- that a couple so admired by the public has such awful relations with the Fourth Estate.

Obama's Dignified Calm

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Clinton can't blame the media, sexism, or others for the failure. She started out an easy frontrunner, with the full weight of the party machinery behind her. It was hers to lose, and she lost it.

Final Thoughts on Sex and the City

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

Something big is happening and SATC didn't cause it, it just reflects it. Whether or not you are a Hillary fan, there is a gender conversation happening in this country, and women are angry.

Want to See Sexism? Try Calling Your Opponent a Ditz and Joking About Clinton's Death

Matt Stoller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stoller

These videos are really quite stunning. Rep. Dave Reichert's jokes about Hillary Clinton dying are just the latest in a career of using sexist slurs and innuendo to deny women full equality.

Does Clinton Camp Talk of Sexism Risk the Democrats' Future?

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Deggans

This is how the Clintons could pull the Democratic Party down to general election defeat alongside their fading presidential hopes: a pointless fight over gender politics.

Hillary Clinton's Defeat: A Historic Triumph

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

I have regularly criticized Clinton over the course of her campaign, but there is no question that she has forever altered the way women running for president will be viewed.

Tears & Fears

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Jong

Why is it okay for men to get misty and not for women? Why is it assumed everything HRC does is scripted? Why is a man more sincere than a woman?

L'Affaire Shuster: Big Camel, Big Straw

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Some people thought this called for Shuster's firing, but they're wrong: It called for an examination of a pattern of behavior. At this point, Clinton and her team should know that any more is gonna smack of politics; her point has been amply, amply made.