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N._P._R., Mickey Hiba, Sabrina Schaeffer discussed on 1A



Don't miss n._p._r.'s our of puzzles where games and trivia back now to our conversation with professor mickey hiba of rice university sabrina schaeffer of right now women and the independent women's forum and amanda renteria of emerge america and formerly of hillary for america sabrina schaeffer let me talk to you about women on the political right here's a clip of carly fear rena and her response to some controversial comments donald trump made about her appearance back in two thousand sixteen during the presidential campaigns it's still different for women it's only a woman whose appearance would be talked about running for president never a man and i think that's what women understand that's why women understood what donald trump said about my face in the first place and also what he said about my face in the second place the point is women are half this nation women are half the potential of this nation but somehow we still spend a lot of time talking about women's appearance instead of their qualifications carly fiorina reacting the comments that donald trump made about her appearance during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign how much of this push to improve the way women are treated in politics sabrina has to do with donald trump and how much of it is other stuff it's been building for a while it seems like the phenomenon of candidate now president trump has kind of catalyzed it but it didn't begin and end with him he came from somewhere right not at all i mean look i think that this president says things that for a whole 'nother show right and i think carly is correct to push back on this i think she was a wonderful candidate but it actually takes us to one of the other issues beyond sort of the sexism question that's keeping more women from running for office and there was a really interesting study out of the university of pittsburgh a couple of years back which showed that it's it's not women's you sort of differences in ability or their differences in confidence levels with men what really seems to keep women out of politics six is the the noisy -ness of the modern campaign and this idea that they won't be able to get their point across they won't be able to have a real conversation about the policies that matter and i think that's what karl was sort of getting at there that that women who wanna get involved with politics want to have a conversation about the issues that matter and unfortunately and it is exacerbated by our twenty four hour news cycle and social media that they often feel like they can't and so that is something that i think we can all work on that we want to bring the conversation back to education or paid leave or workplace regulations or foreign policy or whatever it is that makes you know is important at the at the moment but trying to make the campaign less noisy fed route on our facebook page please have the panelists address the fifty one percent of white women who voted for donald trump after the access hollywood tape leaked and how women candidates will overcome that phenomenon in the future yes well look i think that partisanship is it's very strong we know that sort of our commitment to our party identification is stronger than religious identification can be very difficult for people to to think about voting for someone in another party it could take multiple election cycles for them to do so and so i think we need to keep that in mind this was a particularly divisive election i'm so i'm not sure i can give an exact answer for why people did that but i think that for a lot of republicans ultimately they were willing to sort of hold their nose about things they didn't like about the candidate at the time president trump now because they were hopeful that they would get market based policies that they've been working toward for a long time and people can have different opinions on whether that not you know whether that was the right thing for people to do or not but i think they looked at hillary clinton and they saw more big government in healthcare and more big government in the workplace and.

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