Gender Bias Plays Role in the Public’s Perception of a Woman Candidate in the 2016 Race

October 18, 2016 12:12 AM
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The 2016 U.S. election campaign is unusual on many fronts, but one aspect of it is truly historic. For the first time, a major party has nominated a woman - Democrat Hillary Clinton - as its presidential candidate. But what took so long to reach this milestone, in a country at the forefront of efforts to promote women's empowerment and advancement around the world? And how do assumptions about a woman's role affect the public's response to a female candidate? Keida Kostreci has more.