Tag Archives: sexism

Enumerati

Democrats Still Have Gender Discomfort

20%

A new Daily Beast/Ipsos poll finds 20% of Democratic and independent men who responded to the survey said they agreed with the sentiment that women are “less effective in politics than men.” And while 74% of respondents claimed they were personally comfortable with a female president, only 33% believed their neighbors would be comfortable with a woman in the Oval Office.

News & Comment

Take the Quiz: Are You Guilty of Bias Against Clinton?

Kimmel captured some of the impossible expectations on Clinton.

Republicans can leave the room now. This post is just for Democrats.

It’s time to examine how we talk about Hillary Clinton. Forget the folks on the other side. The question is, are we buying into double-standards and biases?

Here’s a little quiz. No one will see your answers, so be honest. read more »

Verbatim

Gillibrand Was Not Always Able to Defend Herself Against Sexist Dolts

If I could have just melted in tears, I would have. But I had to just sit there and talk to him and I switched the subject and I didn’t hear another word he said, but I wasn’t in a place where I could tell him to go fuck himself.

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), in an interview on HuffPost Live, on a labor leader who told her she was too fat to win a statewide election.