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Sun May 29, 2016, 01:13 PM

Does Hillary Clinton face a different standard for honesty?

Source: Washington Post, Janell Ross

Some "highlights" from the article, featuring 2 experts, Kelly Dittmar and Julie Dolan (qualifications at link).


Gender-related issues?

DOLAN: Absolutely. Her candidacy raises questions as to whether any woman can be president of the United States, whether female presidential candidates can ever overcome voter stereotypes and media narratives that question womenís suitability for the White House.

Clinton is the most experienced candidate in the field, but campaign rivals Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are leveling attacks against her that sheís not qualified for the job. In doing so, they're playing into a longstanding narrative that women lack what it takes to succeed in the male-dominated world of politics. The fact that two less-experienced male candidates are leveling this attack against her is telling. Neither Trump nor Sanders feel compelled to shore up their own credentials or justify their own relative lack of experience because they donít need to; they benefit from a gendered double standard where men are automatically presumed qualified for public office and women are not.

An honesty issue?

DOLAN: They care, but it's not typically at the top of the list of desired character traits. In voting for the president, voters tend to prioritize masculine traits (toughness, decisiveness) over feminine traits (empathy, honesty). Because honesty is considered a feminine trait, it carries less sway with voters than do other competing traits.

Who's more honest?

DITTMAR: Research on gender stereotypes has shown that women are often perceived as more honest than their male counterparts. For example, a 2014 Pew poll found that 34 percent of respondents believe that women in high-level political offices are better than men at being honest and ethical, while just 3 percent see men as better on the same traits.

DOLAN: Voters typically draw on gender stereotypes in evaluating political candidates and tend to punish candidates who diverge from gender expectations. Because the generic female candidate is presumed more honest than the generic male candidate, voters judge a female candidate more harshly if she appears to violate the expectation of honesty. For male candidates, dishonesty is problematic but the critique is muted because generic male candidates are presumed to be somewhat less honest from the start.

Hillary vs Trump!

DITTMAR: ...Trump's "Crooked HillaryĒ moniker indicates that he will work to ensure that Clintonís dishonesty is front and center in votersí minds, contributing to these negative effects and deflecting attention from his own problems with truthfulness. Still, if voter surveys are any indicator, itís likely that other considerations will matter more to votersí decision-making in November. That may be why Clinton has focused more on Trumpís lack of qualifications to be president, emphasizing the risk of having him in the Oval Office.

Read it at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/29/does-hillary-clinton-face-a-different-standard-for-honesty/?hpid=hp_special-topic-chain_fix-honesty-1020am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory

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yallerdawg May 2016 OP
Iliyah May 2016 #1
Her Sister May 2016 #2
George II May 2016 #3
yallerdawg May 2016 #4
beachbumbob May 2016 #5
realmirage May 2016 #6

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:44 PM

1. They have been pounding HRC for decades

She will survive and become number 45

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:49 PM

2. lovely!

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 01:53 PM

3. Of course she does, but actually when it comes to Clinton there IS no "standard".....

....it's a constantly moving goal post. One fake "scandal" is dismissed and they come up with another one. It never ends, and it never will. But if they somehow run out of "scandals", they'll just resurrect an old one.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:08 PM

4. The M$M relentlessly pounds Hillary's "honesty" issue...

while dismissing Trump's even worse numbers - and his freakin' everyday pack of lies!

I don't recall ever seeing anything like this!

The corporate "News Entertainment Division" bias against Hillary is so obvious and slanted in promotion of Trump I don't think even the political class can ignore it much longer!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 02:18 PM

5. 3 decades of right wing noise directed at her...

Nonstop on foxnews...and Partisan witch hunts...too bad in then end she is our next president

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sun May 29, 2016, 03:11 PM

6. There are double standards all over the place

 

No candidate in modern history has ever been treated the way Hillary has. The loser wants to debate the GOP nominee? Gee why hasn't any candidate ever done that to the male winner of a primary? I wonder...

Get used to it - women are the majority and men won't be running shit like they used to.

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