Except for her gender, Hillary Clinton is a highly conventional presidential candidate. She’s been in public life for decades. Her rhetoric is carefully calibrated. She tailors her views to reflect the mainstream within her party.
The reaction to her candidacy, however, has been unconventional.
My to-do list usually includes some combination of meetings, interviews, deadlines, events, household chores, drinks with friends and, like all women, the next phase in my mission to eliminate men. That last task is apparently called “manocide,” and women’s pursuit of it? Well, that’s our “vagenda.”
If you’ve seen these words floating around the internet, it’s because a right wing gun shop used them to warn the world about the true intentions of “Hildabeast,” who most of us refer to as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Atlantic on the launch of the "Women Vote Trump" super PAC:
It is difficult to convey the weirdness of the June 9 launch of the new Women Vote Trump super PAC. Watching a tiny, smiley, meticulously coiffed actress, resplendent in a black cocktail dress and kick-ass red heels, fantasize about going medieval on radical Islamists was among the more incongruous moments in the hour-long roll out. But it was hardly the most colorful—or the most illuminating—one.
Honestly, being a woman who supports Hillary for any reason has been hard enough this cycle that I’m currently in four of the countless secret pro-Hillary groups that have proliferated on Facebook. Many thousands of people gather daily in these virtual rooms to commiserate and strategize about the sexism we face when we support Clinton, and share our excitement about her — her policies and politics, her superhuman tenacity, her legendary pantsuits, and yes, what she symbolizes. That we feel compelled to do most of this in private just illustrates how powerfully threatening that symbol is to the gender status quo. Which is exactly why it’s so important.
And on the other side: Hillary's historic nomination isn't a victory for women, it's a betrayal
Clinton Punches Big Hole in America's 'Glass Ceiling' (Voice of America)
If You're a Woman, You Should Vote for Hillary Clinton for President (Huffington Post)
Hillary Clinton nomination no victory for women (Washington Times)
Wasserman Schultz May Be Dems' Odd Woman Out (RealClearPolitics)
Clinton's Gender, Once a Liability, Now a Plus (Roll Call)
Happy Monday: HOW HILARY CLINTON USES FEMINISM TO ADVANCE HER NEOLIBERAL, HAWKISH AGENDA (Daily Review)
"For too long, issues like these have been dismissed by many as ‘women’s issues’ – as though that somehow makes them less worthy, secondary.
Well, yes, these are women’s issues. They’re also family issues. They’re economic issues. They’re justice issues. They’re fundamental to our country and our future."
This is what we mean when we say Hillary Clinton just made history (Fusion)
SPOILER: "This is f*cking unprecedented stuff."
Would Elizabeth Warren Even Want to Be Vice President? (The Atlantic)
Hillary Clinton Named World's Second Most Powerful Woman on Forbes List, Angela Merkel Tops (U.S. News and World Report)
Clinton: Trump may target female judges next (The Hill)
Hillary Breaks the Oldest Glass Ceiling (The Daily Beast)
Hillary's 'glass ceiling' moment (Politico)
Clinton campaigns on fear of Trump and hope for a female president (Los Angeles Times)
This Daily Beast headline gives us all the feels: "Hillary Clinton Shatters America’s 240-Year-Old Glass Ceiling":
Clinton often says on the campaign trail that after everything the other side has thrown at her, “I’m still standing.”
Yeah, he really said that:
From the Boston Globe:
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump has paid men on his campaign staff one-third more than women, while Hillary Clinton has compensated men and women equally, according to a Globe analysis of payroll data for both campaigns.
Trump’s campaign staff is also far less diverse than that of his likely Democratic opponent. Only about 9 percent of his team are minorities, compared with nearly a third of Clinton’s staff.
She is ready. Every word of her speech conveyed her readiness. She sounded smart, she sounded strong, and she sounded like she was having fun. She was in her zone.
Because she knows how to fight. She wouldn’t be where she is now if she didn’t know how to fight bigots and bullies. Trust that.
She didn’t get where she is—the first woman to stand on the precipice of the US presidency—by accident or luck. She made her way to the podium, today, following a long journey littered with barriers and brawls that would leave most mere mortals in a crumpled heap.
Claims That Clinton Doesn't Inspire Devalue Women's Political Voices (U.S. News & World Report)
Hillary's white woman problem: James Robbins (USA Today)
Donald Trump compares wives to buildings in sexist 1994 interview (New York Daily News)
The Lament of the Anti-Trump Republican Women (The Atlantic)
How New York Has Covered Hillary Clinton Over 24 Years (New York Magazine)
Trump’s minority and gender problem: Courting black women (The Interpreter)
Trump's Key to Victory Is Men (News Max)
Zika worries grow among young women (YouGov)
From Huffington Post:
Donald Trump likes to brag about how he’s doing in the polls, but this is one he probably won’t mention.
A new “indecent proposal” poll of 1,000 adult Americans by 360couponcodes.comreveals that 53.1 percent of women wouldn’t have sex with the Donald for $1 million.
According to the sex survey, conducted May 26-27, nearly 55 percent of men wouldn’t hump Trump for a million bucks either.
However, that doesn’t mean the respondents aren’t open to negotiation.
According to the poll, Trump would have to offer an average of $1,354,830.83 before the women respondents would agree to sex. Men would settle, on average, for $1,099,872.67 to do the deed.