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2008 Election and Sexism

5 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is the Best Person for the Job

Erin McKelle | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

Hillary Clinton is without question, the most talked-about woman in politics right now.

Jason Linkins

Kimberly Thune Worries That 2012 Campaign Reporters Will Reduce Her To A Sexist Caricature

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Part of the asinine glory of rampant 2012 presidential election coverage is that from time to time it's deemed necessary to check in on all the various potential candidates.

New Buzz: Health Care Security on Meet the Press. Will it work and will the messenger be successful?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

Good job Kathleen Sebelius! The Secretary stayed on message as MTP host David Gregory hammered away at her. At last our team's word magicians seem to ...

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.

Older, Unhappy Women As Swing Voters

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Older women might end up voting against their own interests with a McCain who, at least, culturally speaks their language, as opposed to an Obama, who does not seem to be speaking to them at all.

"Women's Lib" Reborn?

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

The message when the first woman to have a real shot at the presidency is consistently called shrill and cackling is that women should have no voice in the public arena and will be humiliated if they try to enter it.

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's Sexist End-Game

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Sexism cuts both ways; Hillary's continued presence in this campaign is, in and of itself, a manipulation of the very concept. If Hillary were a man, she would have been long gone.

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.