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Where Voters Saw Most Sexist Treatment of Women Candidates in Media

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 11/18/2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is agreement among voters that social media followed by cable news and broadcast news are the top places that they see the most sexist treatment of women candidates and elected officials, according to research conducted during the final days of the U.S. presidential election. Twenty-seven percent of voters said that they see the most sexism toward women candidates and elected officials in social media, compared to 16 percent for cable television news and 12 percent for broadcast television news.  Read more »

What happened to the campaign trail’s cuddly Granny Clinton? Hillary drops the glam hair and make-up

Posted by Tiffany Nguyen on 11/18/2016

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Could Hillary’s smile cost her the election? Twitter mocks Clinton’s ‘creepy grandma’ grin

Posted by Tiffany Nguyen on 11/18/2016

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The Sexist Press

Posted by Tiffany Nguyen on 11/18/2016

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US elections 2016: Hillary Clinton sparks sexism ‘shouting’ row

Posted by Tiffany Nguyen on 07/21/2016

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Widespread sexism in the media is one of the top problems facing women. A highly toxic media environment persists for women candidates, often negatively affecting their campaigns. The ever-changing media landscape creates an unmonitored echo chamber, often allowing damaging comments to exist without accountability.

We must erase the pervasiveness of sexism against all women candidates — irrespective of political party or level of office — across all media platforms in order to position women to achieve equality in public office. We will not stand by as pundits, radio hosts, bloggers, and journalists damage women's political futures with misogynistic remarks. When you attack one woman, you attack all women.