Sept. 27, 2010
Hillary Clinton: Was She the Victim of Sexism During the 2008 Presidential Campaign?
Who/What: A discussion featuring Gwyneth Williams, Professor of Political Science, Webster University; and Suzanne Gereaux, senior, History, Politics and International Relations, Webster University
During the spring of 2008, many accused the media of sexism in their coverage of her; others defended the media and argued she was treated no differently from any front runner. Some said she would have won the nomination had she been a man; others claimed her loss to Obama was due to her own political history and inept campaign. A number of scholars have spent the last two years examining Hillary's race for the presidency and come to some interesting conclusions on the role of gender in the 2008 Democratic primaries.
When/Where: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, from noon to 1 p.m., Webster University, University Center, Sunnen Lounge
The event is free and open to the public an sponsored by the Department of History, Politics and International Relations and the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.