League of Women Voters on sexism listen06/02/08 Arielle Stevenson
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In an interview more than a week ago, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke with Washington Post reporter Lois Romano about the sexism she has experienced from the media during her campaign.
Saturday in Tampa, WMNF spoke to the Hillsborough County League of Women’s voters about whether they have witnessed gender discrimination toward the senator.
Clinton says more people would be against voting for a woman than black man, which is rarely reported.
Guest speaker and Tampa native Congresswoman Kathy Castor spoke to WMNF about beliefs that she says tend to die hard. Castor, a supporter of Barack Obama, also spoke about the media that comes with being a presidential candidate and a “trailblazer.”
League President Linda D’aquila says sexism is inherent in our society; however, Sen. Clinton’s concerns could be a fault of the campaign and not the media. D’aquila also spoke about why she believes those attitudes of sexism still exist today.
League member and clinical psychologist Rich Brown says there no question about whether there is sexism in the media against Clinton.