The Woman Card: Feminism and the 2016 Election

The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton meets a Supreme Court vacancy and a presumptive Republican nominee with overwhelming unfavorables amongst women—suddenly feminism is front and center this election season. Be it wage inequality, women’s health, or paid family leave, many issues important to women at both ends of the economic divide are hotly contested this election. Meanwhile, bathroom wars rage as the fight for transgender rights goes mainstream. Dinner table wars, too, as boomer women and their millennial daughters disagree on Clinton, Sanders, and what being a feminist means when it comes to the vote.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
Three of the nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning are now led by women with broad accomplishments... See more
Welcome from David G. Bradley and Walter Isaacson A Conversation on the Future with Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots... See more
The Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event hosts an audience of 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent. Big thinkers and... See more
Congress is engaged in vigorous debates about health reform, the federal budget, and other sweeping policy changes that... See more

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