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.
While the world obsesses over the Zika virus—with concerned leaders of all political leanings debating every aspect of the outbreak, fromfunding to whether the Olympics in Rio should be called off—one person who has stayed uncharacteristically mum on the subject is Republican nominee and former (and debatably current) reality television star Donald J. Trump.
Sure, it’s possible he’s still figuring out his strategy for “winning” against the mosquitos that spread the virus. But the fact that Trump has avoided discussing Zika—one of the largest threats to public health in recent history—not only highlights yet another knowledge area in which he seems lacking but underscores his well-documented and systemic disregard for women.
Why? Because Zika is undeniably a women’s issue, and one that relies heavily on women maintaining their reproductive rights—rights that The Donald has attacked.
What could possibly be more ulcer-inducing than being a member of the endlessly repudiated and humiliated Republican establishment this election cycle? Easy: being a female member of said establishment.
It’s unsettling enough that Donald Trump has emerged as the GOP standard bearer despite his lack of qualifications, his congenital dishonesty, and his vaguely fascist disposition. On top of all that, the guy is a misogynist. And while a chunk of American men may delight in The Donald’s chest-thumping, stubby-fingered machismo, women remain less charmed. The most recent CBS/New York Times poll shows Trump with a 60 percent unfavorability rating among the ladies. The latest Fox News poll puts it at 63 percent.
This is, needless to say, a worrisome development for many of the women activists, strategists, and fundraisers who have spent the past few years laboring to improve the GOP’s outreach to and standing with female voters. How best to manage the Donald—Ignore him? Attack him? Work quietly to keep him from tanking down-ballot candidates?—has become a source of much discussion, and growing tension, among the party’s women power players.
There's nothing simple about Hillary Clinton—or her candidacy (New York Magazine)
Donald Trump is splitting the white vote in ways we've never seen before (Washington Post)
The Parties Invert (New York Magazine)
Trump destroys bridge to women and Latino voters (The Australian)
We Won't Ever Close the Gender Wage Gap Under Donald Trump, It Seems (Women’s Health Magazine)
Bernie and Donald: Angry white men (Louisiana Weekly)