August 21, 2016 2:00 pm -

Can you imagine a column lambasting a male candidate for talking like a woman?

Jennifer Jones, Washington Post: Political observers have probably spent more time dissecting Donald Trump’s speech patterns than any presidential candidate in recent history. Interest in the GOP nominee’s rhetorical tics has been, well, huge. But over the course of a 25-year career in politics, Hillary Clinton’s linguistic evolution has been just as noteworthy. My research finds that as the Democratic nominee moved from first lady to U.S. senator to secretary of state, she spoke in an increasingly masculine way. In talking more “like a man,” Clinton has conformed to prominent gender norms in American politics.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.