Female Politicians Have Faced an Uphill Climb Since the Middle Ages

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There’s been a lot of talk over the last few years about whether women are “electable” as presidents.

Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016 is often ascribed to pernicious double standards for women. She wasn’t seen as likeable; when she was forceful, she was too ambitious; when she was circumspect, she was too cautious. People just didn’t trust her…




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