From Grief to Rage: Thoughts on Women and the Presidential Election

“I think she’s a great candidate, but can a woman really beat Trump?”

This question was asked every single time a woman announced her candidacy. It was asked by reporters in the mainstream media, a group still largely represented by white men, both as reporters and their editors. It was asked of women like myself, when we announced our preferred candidates and those candidates happened to be women.

At no point was any man in the Presidential race asked whether he could really beat Trump in…

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Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) with strong opinions with a kind heart. Combined with excellent writing, these are my super powers.

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