The 2008 elections reinforced two sexist female stereotypes: "the bitch" and "the ditz"

Monday, November 24, 2008

When Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Governor Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, ran for the top offices in the country, the White House's glass ceiling looked like it might be shattered. But Amanda Fortini, a writer for New York Magazine, says the “Year of the Woman” in presidential politics reinforced stereotypes, set women back and made President-elect Barack Obama’s road to gender equality a lot rockier.
"It's harder to stereotype people when you see them in more nuance and full color."
--Amanda Fortini on the perception of women in politics

Guests:

Amanda Fortini and Marcus Mabry

Contributors:

Melissa Locker

Comments [1]

Chuck

Blah, blah, blah...

Palin is a ditz.

And Clinton is a little bitchy.

I could not imagine listening to Clinton for 4-8 years. And Palin? Thank 'god' Stevens lost.

No more tubes!

Nov. 24 2008 06:38 AM

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