Running as Women or Men? How Candidates are Expanding and Enforcing Gender Norms

The diversity of approaches by women and men in this year’s elections all inevitably expand or enforce notions of masculinity and femininity—and what are deemed appropriate credentials for officeholding.

How Will Male Candidates Shape the Gender Politics of the 2018 Elections?

Male candidates’ strategic and tactical decisions in this year’s election—just like women’s—will either replicate or disrupt prevailing norms of gender in society and on the campaign trail. What choices will they make?

A Different Measure of Success: We All Win When Women Run

Win or lose, the women running for office this year have the power to disrupt norms of both gender and candidacy—and that’s a victory for all of us.

Want Something Done? Elect a Woman.

If the voting public is frustrated with the ineffectiveness of Congress, electing women and giving them the political power they need to get things done is a two-pronged approach to changing the game.

Women Didn’t Abandon Clinton–Nor Did She Fail to Win Their Support

There is good reason to pay close attention to women voters, but that means avoiding homogenizing them or evaluating their behavior without historical context.

Gender is on the Ballot

This race may well serve as a referendum on the re-entrenchment of presidential masculinity.

Gender Dynamics in the Third Presidential Debate: Hot Takes from the Experts

What gender dynamics were evident in last night’s presidential debate? Let the experts break it down for you.

Gender Dynamics in the Second Presidential Debate: Hot Takes from the Experts

What gender dynamics were evident in Sunday night’s presidential debate? These experts in gender, race and politics weighed in.

Going Beyond the “Sexism or Not?” Dichotomy in the 2016 Election

Claiming that any campaign dynamics are solely, or simply, about gender is just as short-sighted as saying that campaigns are gender neutral.

If Hillary Doesn’t “Look Presidential,” Blame History

For 227 years, looking presidential has meant being a man. Perhaps that’s what stumping Trump.

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