The Year of the Woman

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Things have changed in the last two years.

With Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota launching their presidential bids over the weekend, there are now more women running for a single party's nomination than ever.

Warren and Klobuchar join fellow Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Altogether, they comprise nearly a fifth of the Democratic women serving in the Senate. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is in the field, as well. Author Marianne Williamson, who counts Oprah Winfrey as a fan of her books, has also launched a presidential campaign.

Voters who want to see a woman in the White House will have many more candidates to choose from in 2020 compared with past elections. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, or CAWP, at Rutgers University, there has never been more than two women competing at the same time in the Democratic or Republican primaries.

With five strong female contenders in the Democratic primary, candidates will need to look outside of gender identity and tap into their policy platforms in order to distinguish themselves in a crowded field.

"The value of having multiple women candidates is that they force us to think about women candidates in a way that is not monolithic," Kelly Dittmar, scholar at CAWP, told CNBC.

The 2018 midterm elections were a watershed for women in politics, as more women were elected to Congress than ever before. The current Congress is also the most diverse ever, a sign of a changing electorate that could boost the candidacies of Harris and Gabbard, who are both women of color.

AND speaking of women, how about the voters? Just 27 percent of women approve of the president compared with 49 percent of men, according to a January ABC News/Washington Post poll. There are 167 million women voters in the U.S.

Just sayin'.

'There's not just one women's lane': More female candidates running for president than ever
 
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Vote White, straight male at least 3rd generation american.

How is that for a political slogan?


Identity politics is so weird
 
Sep 2015
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not surprised they totally missed the importance and meaning of your post Clara.

next time maybe dumb it down to 3rd grade level? more pictures and maybe some flashing lights?
 
Jul 2014
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And the weird thing is, more than anyone else this is Trump, he has motivated more women to run for public office, and women who already hold public office to run for higher office by the profound sense of "Somebody has to stop this disgusting pig before he ruins everything" that he creates.
 
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And the weird thing is, more than anyone else this is Trump, he has motivated more women to run for public office, and women who already hold public office to run for higher office by the profound sense of "Somebody has to stop this disgusting pig before he ruins everything" that he creates.
I think the key point is that it is impossible even for very brainwashed people to look at Trump and believe in male superiority! :)
 
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"Somebody has to stop this disgusting pig before he ruins everything" that he creates.
Like That Weird
Record Lower Unemployment Numbers
For Everyone Across The Board
Rising Middle Class Wages
Everything Obama Said Was Gone Forever
And Couldn't Be Done With-Out A Magic Wand

All Trump Did Was Delete
Obama Regulations And Policies
 
Jul 2014
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Like That Weird
Record Lower Unemployment Numbers
For Everyone Across The Board
Rising Middle Class Wages
Everything Obama Said Was Gone Forever
And Couldn't Be Done With-Out A Magic Wand

All Trump Did Was Delete
Obama Regulations And Policies
Making people believe that nonsense is part of the disgusting shit that Trump does.