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Your Call: Women in public office cracking the glass ceiling

Nov 16, 2016


On the November 16th edition of Your Call, from nasty woman to pantsuit nation, how did gender play out in the 2016 elections?

Polls projected and many expected the U.S. to elect its first woman President last week. But women didn’t break party lines and unite to vote against Donald Trump. Despite blatant sexism throughout the campaign, party affinity didn’t buck to gender for Republican women. What does Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful bid reveal about the challenges female candidates face? It's Your Call, with me, Renee Kemp, and you.


Anne Moses, founder and president of iGNiTE

Kimberly Ellis, executive director of Emerge California, and running to be the next Chair of the California Democratic Party

Web Resources:

Center for American Women in Politics


The Guardian: Don't call Clinton a weak candidate: it took decades of scheming to beat her

The Atlantic: Women Aren't Responsible for Hillary Clinton’s Defeat

The Guardian: End this misogynistic horror show. Put Hillary Clinton in the White House

USA Today: How 75 pending lawsuits could distract a Donald Trump presidency

New York Times: Election 2016: Exit Polls

US News: The Sexist Press