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Campaign Catch-Up #21: Stories You Might Have Missed

There’s a lot happening all the time in any election season. Get caught up on the campaign trail with our weekly round-ups! 


Updates from the Campaign Trail

+ This week’s debate provided a solid opportunity for us to watch Donald Trump’s sexism for 90 minutes straight, maybe without commercial interruption! It was dark, and railing against him in the wake has since united feminists and the alt right, but Hillary was a shining beacon of light. She withstood a stream of misogyny and interruptions by a grown man-child throughout, and she stood tall in a sea of low blows. Unfortunately, the debate didn’t actually center at all on women’s lives – but Hillary fixed that all by herself by centering them without their help.

+ Hillary won the endorsement of the AZ Republic this week. She also won the endorsement of the Association of Flight Attendants.

Another Feminist for Hillary

+ Meet the two immigrants who may have fittingly sealed Trump’s fate.

+ Isaac Saul, a self-described “Bernie Bro,” once wrote that he despised Hillary Clinton. Now, he’s voting for her.

When this election began, I was like millions of millennial men: a “Bernie bro” rooting hard for Sen. Sanders.

Watching the candidate of my dreams get steam late and lose in the primary wasn’t so different from watching my favorite football team not have enough energy to complete a fourth quarter rally. Hopeful, exciting, but ultimately deflating and disappointing.

When Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, I was distraught. Months before I had written about her, explaining that I despised her… I’ve spent almost every waking hour of every day following this election, reading about Hillary, Donald Trump, both parties’ platforms, and the under-qualified Libertarian and Green Party candidates running. During these months of obsessing over my choice, I’ve watched my position slowly shift. I’ve felt myself start advocating for Hillary more than advocating a vote against Trump, culminating in last night’s debate when she finally, totally, completely won me over.

 

When She Wins, We Win

+ “The GOP nominee’s pathological sexism could be what kills his presidential hopes. Good.

+ Hillary will indeed be bold and end Hyde. It’s about damn time someone seeking the Oval Office said so.

“If state governments [or] politicians use their power to try to restrict that right, well-off people are still going to have it … . But a lot of poorer women, rural women—isolated far from a place that they can get services—are going to be denied.”

The Rest

+ Donald Trump’s history of sexism is even worse than we thought. Is that actually possible, though. Fun question! Further evidence here and here and here.

+ Alexi McCammond asked Donald Trump about women voters. He responded by grabbing her and pushing her away.

Closing Note

Carmen Rios

Carmen is a writer, revolutionary, and social media guru living the dream in Los Angeles. She coordinates blog content for the She Wins campaign and is also the Digital Editor at Ms., Co-Founder and Managing Editor at Argot Magazine, Feminism Editor and Community Director at Autostraddle, and a Contributor at Everyday Feminism.