Sexism in Politics: A Guide

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Editor's Note: Hello Ladies broke down what they're seeing in the political discourse into Overt, Subtle, Blink-and-You-Miss It types of sexism. Read the full post and tell me if you agree. -- Julie]

The latest presidential election cycle has only just begun and already we are engaged in some lively discussions about the sexist treatment of candidate Michele Bachmann. Was the Newsweek cover photo of the Congresswoman and the accompanying headline sexist? Was the "submissive wife" question out of line? Sexism may seem more out in front during a presidential campaign but it exists in politics all the time – and at the state and local level too.

Michele Bachmann
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