Gender in US Politics
Keywords:Hillary Clinton; Gender Stereotypes; Female Politicians; Political Field
This paper discusses the impact of gender stereotypes on American female politicians. To demonstrate this problem, the paper will start by examining the struggles that female politicians face in their political careers because of their gender, focusing on their campaign strategies, political image, etc. This paper will then use the political life of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as a more specific example of the impact of gender bias. The “double bind” that Clinton has faced as a woman and a politician has negatively impacted her political campaigns. Gender stereotypes have also conditioned the media and the public’s response to her. Through focusing on the “evolutions” of Clinton’s political strategies throughout her career, this paper argues that Hillary Clinton has always grappled with gender stereotypes. However, even when she addressed criticisms that she faced in the past, she stilled failed to meet voters’ demands.
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