Losing the presidency; the role of Gender politics in Hillary Clinton’s downfall


As Donald Trump is elected president of the USA . Dr Valerie Stead Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University Management School asks ‘ what role has gender politics played in the defeat of Hillary Clinton? Studies show that men are able to draw on masculine behaviours, viewed as naturally possessed by them and if they employ typically feminine traits such as sensitivity this is seen to add to their existing leadership competence. My research reveals that this is not the same for women.


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