Hillary Clintons loss is still gain for womer in leadership

Monday 14 November 2016

News by Huffington Post

That shattering sound wasn’t the “highest and hardest” glass ceiling, after all. For female supporters of the Democratic Party, it was their hopes of having a female president in 2017.

Some of them feel as if a layer of concrete just replaced the glass. As 71-year-old Avis Miller, who broke new ground herself by becoming a rabbi, put it: “If she can’t do it, what woman can?”

It’s a fair question. What does it say about our attitudes to women leaders when an inexperienced man who has been ostracised by his own party defeats a woman with over 30 years of experience and her party’s support?

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