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Milbank: Sexist Double Standards Hurting Hillary

Washington Post | Whitney Snyder | Posted 02.13.2016 | Politics

Much of Hillary Clinton’s difficulty in this campaign stems from a single, unalterable fact: She is a woman. I’m not referring primarily t...

Friday Talking Points -- Back to the 1960s

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

For those readers who weren't alive (or old enough) to experience the 1960s, this week we had somewhat of a history lesson, packaged as a Democratic debate. Part of why this happened is that the Democratic presidential campaign has entered into a "convince the minority voters" phase.

It's Still a Woman Thing With Hillary

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Clinton is not simply another marked man presidential candidate. She's exactly what she was in 2008, a marked woman presidential candidate.

In Defense of Madeleine Albright (Not That She Needs It)

Lee Lee | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

If you consider yourself a feminist and are supporting Sanders during this primary season, please ask yourself honestly: Do I support his policies in and of themselves? Or am I swayed to his side because of a lifetime of covert sexist microaggressions that leave me disgusted with "the establishment?"

a lower-case explosion of feelings regarding liberal backlash against criticizing hillary clinton

Robert Lanham | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Robert Lanham

what's all the shouting about? shouldn't we all take it down a notch. yes, the dialogue between the clinton and sanders camps has gotten tense lately. it's enough to make you want to write in hushed, lower case letters. skipping the caps. skipping the italics. walking on eggshell around the word "shout."

Wanting America Back

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

So, when they started talking about politics and the current slate of GOP candidates, the fact that they were sharing their views for all to hear was not surprising. They were Republicans, committed Republicans, that was for certain, because they said so, out loud.

Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

Sexism, Alive and Well in 2016 Presidential Campaign

Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Nina M. Lozano-Reich, Ph.D.

Regardless of what you think of Hillary's voting record, regardless of what you think about her take on the issues, it is undeniable that in this election, as in 2008, public perceptions of her political persona will undeniably be tainted by the media's role in the perpetuation of double standards and blatant sexism.

Gloria Steinem Apologizes For Remarks About Young Female Sanders Supporters

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.07.2016 | Women

On Friday night feminist activist and icon Gloria Steinem made a tone-deaf remark to Bill Maher on his show “Real Time with Bill Mahe...

Bernie Sanders Condemns Supporters' Sexist Comments About Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders likes to express appreciation for his grass-roots supporters, but he is not standing by the so-called Bernie Bros. Jake Tapper ...

What Young Voters Don't Understand About Hillary

Susan Bordo | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
Susan Bordo

As I witness Sanders become the gatekeeper of progressivism, while in the interests of his own campaign allowing a generation of twitter-educated kids to swallow a sound-bite generated portrait of Hillary, I am amazed at all that has gotten eclipsed by the terms of the current debate.

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

I Despise Hillary Clinton, And It Has Nothing To Do With Her Gender

Isaac Saul | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Isaac Saul

Labeling all of "us" a sexist mob like our beef with Hillary has to do more with her being a woman than our general fears about another moderate, left of center, establishment democrat in office isn't just unfair, it's a blinders-on-generalization to defend a flawed candidate.

Mainstream Feminism Is Sexism in Disguise

Ella Gonzalez | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Ella Gonzalez

fear that what we champion as feminism today is nothing more than the preexisting seeds of misogyny, of our own oppression. I think this fear is legitimized in the hyper feminine version of girl power that exists today, that champions a one-size fits all version of feminism.

A History of Things Said About Hillary Clinton

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Charles Clymer

The tragedy of Hillary Clinton's career is that, unlike male politicians on her level, she has always had to tailor her appearance, tone, and cultural awareness to what America believes is appropriate for a woman.

Bob Woodward's Problems With Hillary Clinton Definitely Aren't Sexist, No Sir

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media

Bob Woodward seems to think running for president should be a relaxing experience, judging by his criticism of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. T...

Male Scientists Throughout History Described As If They Were Women

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women

It doesn't take a very thorough survey of media coverage of athletes, film stars and scientists to see that women are more often valued for ...

I'm A Woman In Tech, But Even I Didn't 'Get It' Until This Week

Laura Roeder | Posted 01.29.2016 | Technology
Laura Roeder

After 10 years as a business owner, I encountered a specific kind of sexism this week that I've actually never come across before.

Democratic Primaries 2016: The Sexism Is Now Officially appalling.

Annette Niemtzow | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
Annette Niemtzow

The sexism is now officially appalling. A self-appointed Boy leader of millennials asks the most admired woman in the world why she doesn't make him more excited. No one talks about the arrogance of the question or the questioner.

The One Thing We Should Never Tell Girls About Sex

Lisa M. Hayes | Posted 01.28.2016 | Parents
Lisa M. Hayes

I hear it all the time. I hear it from mothers. I hear it from fathers. It's a warning intended to keep a daughter safe that comes with a lot of shame lurking in the background.

Sexism in Therapy

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

Within the therapy community there is a general belief that counselors and psychotherapists are gender neutral and that they do not impose their personal beliefs about gender roles onto their clients. In my experience, this belief is incorrect.

Outrage Culture Kills Important Conversation

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Productive discourse is dying, trampled over by closed minds who value comfortable opinion-holding over uncomfortable soul-searching. As dialogue lies flailing and gasping, outrage culture's pulse is stronger than ever.

Hillary Clinton Is Not the Wicked Witch of the West

Jacqui Oesterblad | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Jacqui Oesterblad

I'd like a president who is focused on achieving the imminently doable while the rest of us engage the difficult and ongoing work of agitating for the morally correct. That means I'd like a President Clinton.

Voters Should Be Aware of Sexist Spin

Marcia Greenberg | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics
Marcia Greenberg

As we voters seek to know and judge our options for November's elections, including many highly qualified women, we must be vigilant for the sexist spin. Only then will we be able to assess our alternatives wisely and cast our votes for the most qualified candidates.

Sexism Against Men? I Wish.

Barbara Holm | Posted 01.26.2016 | Women
Barbara Holm

I acknowledge as a white, cisgender person that my beliefs come from a ridiculously privileged place. I understand that white feminists' voices have flooded civil rights conversation over the last couple years. That being said... If someone tells you that they are offended by something... just believe them.