The Women's Vote, Hillary Clinton And The White House

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From Philadelphia, women and the woman who would be the first female president of the United States, Hillary Clinton.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a rally, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in New York. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

It was a real contest in the Democratic Party this season. Two tough political fighters, battling all the way through the primaries. Last night, one clinched the formal nomination. And that one was a woman. Hillary Clinton. And with that, history was made. It’s never happened before. In November, she could be elected president. Bigger history. We’re weighing the moment, and how gender may play. This hour On Point, we talk with women about Hillary Clinton, gender, the issues, and the White House. -- Tom Ashbrook


Asma Khalid, reporter for NPR News, covering the demographics and politics of the 2016 Presidential Campaign. (@asmamk)

Eleanor Clift, Washington correspondent for The Daily Beast and panelist on the McLaughlin Group. (@EleanorClift)

Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for TIME Magazine. Author of the book, “Broad Influence.” (@JNSmall)

Roxane Gay, writer, professor, editor and commentator. Author of the forthcoming, “Hunger” and author of the books “An Untamed State” and “Bad Feminist.” (@rgay)

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POLITICO: Pelosi to Clinton: Ease up on the woman thing — "Nancy Pelosi knows a little something about being the only woman at the top of an org chart, and a whole lot about dealing with an opposition intent on portraying her as a Dragon Lady in a pantsuit."

The Daily Beast: Hillary Clinton Shatters America’s 240-Year-Old Glass Ceiling — "Like Clinton herself, these women, and I’m one of them, found their voices during the women’s movement of the 1970s, the civil rights movement of the 1960s and beyond, and the antiwar movement of the sixties and seventies. And while Clinton has her flaws, as we all do, she was on the front lines of all this social change, especially when it comes to women and girls."

New York Times: Who Gets to Be Angry? — "Feminists are regularly characterized as angry. At many events where I am speaking about feminism, young women ask how they can comport themselves so they aren’t perceived as angry while they practice their feminism. They ask this question as if anger is an unreasonable emotion when considering the inequalities, challenges, violence and oppression women the world over face. I want to tell these young women to embrace their anger, sharpen themselves against it."

This program aired on July 27, 2016.


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