Getting Emotional: Why John Can but Hillary Can’t
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by Lois Phillips, PhD It’s no surprise to women today that men in public life have greater choices about the way they present themselves on camera and to the press. You may recall that many leaders have been captured on camera displaying what used to be called feminine displays of emotion with no negative consequences; for … Read More

Branding Mama Grizzly as Candidate: What century is this?
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When a woman takes the podium, listeners are evaluating her ability to present on a particular topic and, consciously or not, are measuring her against feminine stereotypes: there are Ethnic Stereotypes such as the overprotective Jewish Mother and the icy cold WASP mother, Welfare Mothers, Queen Bees, and Teen Mothers. And now we have the “Mama … Read More

Boxer and Fiorina Debate
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In George Skelton’s review of the debate between Carly Fiorina and Senator Barbara Boxer  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cap-20100906,0,3045614,print.column he indicates that Boxer needs to hone her debate skills. Skelton believed that Boxer seemed disjointed, she used jargon, she didn’t connect with the audience. Fiorina was cool, calm, and unrelenting in her criticisms. In “Women Seen and Heard: Lessons Learned from … Read More

Sarah Palin Queen of Sneer
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Women today with something to offer society need to stand up and speak up. After all, women have a particular interest in issues – such as child care, family leave, reproductive choice, earning a competitive wage, and even achieving peace in the world–that are less compelling to men. When they stand together, women will cross party … Read More

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