September 27, 2016
A newsletter to keep you informed about all things women and politics from the Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University.

Debate Talk
For the first time, a woman was on the debate stage as a major party's general election presidential candidate. How'd that go? Listen to WHYY's Radio Times to hear CAWP scholar Kelly Dittmar and Temple University's Michael Hagen discuss what happened.
Our Very Own Avenger
CAWP research assistant Chelsea Hill was named Avenger of the Week  by Gender Avenger . Hill spends six hours each day watching cable news, tracking the gender of the experts for the WhoTalks? Project to see how well women are (or aren't) represented. Who Talks? is a GenderAvenger project in partnership with CAWP and the Women's Media Center. 
Honoring Hispanic Heritage

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, CAWP is highlighting Latinas in politics. Take a look at some of our graphics here and here and here - and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more.
How to Talk to Kids about this Election
Parents often fret about how to discuss sensitive topics (sex? death?) with their kids. How about the 2016 elections? CAWP associate director Jean Sinzdak offers some suggestions on the Teach a Girl to Lead™ blog.
Before women run, they have to envision themselves as leaders. Your tax deductible gifts to CAWP support Teach a Girl to Lead ™ , NEW Leadership ™ and Ready to Run ®. Give online today or contact Sue Nemeth to discuss a Legacy Project.
It's Complicated
In two articles, The New York Times digs into complex views of the Clinton candidacy and the upcoming election. One notes that Clinton's national security expertise might counteract the traditional view that women are weaker in this area, while another delves more deeply into survey responses related to gender concerns.
And, In Other Election News...
USA Today  reports on the woman-versus-woman race for New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat. And Madame Noire  discusses why so few black women are elected to statewide offices.
Children are Listening
The Washington Post  article that spurred the Teach a Girl to Lead blog post mentioned above discusses why this election could have a negative impact on girls. And a video from IGNITE National  reminds us: "Tell her she can and she will."
What's Sexism Got to Do with It?
CNN highlight's President Obama's remarks about the role of sexism in the election, and The Washington Post  asks an expert to weigh in on the issue.
Angry and Shrill, or Just Female?
The Washingtonian  meets media trainer Chris Jahnke and finds out what she and other trainers tell women about how to speak in order to be authoritative and effective.
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