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

With the presidential election now in full swing, the Ms. Blog is excited to bring you a series presented in conjunction with Presidential Gender Watch 2016, a project of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and the Center for American Women and Politics. They’ll be tracking, analyzing and illuminating gender dynamics during election season—so check back with us regularly!

What gender dynamics were evident in last night’s presidential debate? The Center for American Women in Politics at Rutgers University asked experts of gender, race, and politics to weigh in with their “hot takes.” Click through the slideshow to see what they had to say!


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Kelly Dittmar is an assistant professor of political science at Rutgers University and a scholar at the Center for American Women in Politics. Find her on Twitter @kdittmar.