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The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

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Rebecca Traister discusses emBig Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Womenem, which offers a startling appraisal of what the campaign meant for all of us. Though the 2008 election did not give us our first woman president or vice president, the astonishing, exhilarating campaign was nonetheless transformative for American women and for the nation. A senior writer for Salon, she covered the 2008 campaign from a feminist (and personal) perspective, receiving a huge response to her pieces on Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, the media’s coverage of the candidates, and the role of women within the media. In emBig Girls Don’t Cryem, Traister makes sense of a moment in American history that changed the country’s narrative forever. Special thanks to a href="http:www.lib.neu.edu"Northeastern University Librariesa for contributing this recording.moreless
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