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How to Talk About Feminism in Politics When No One’s Asking

In Thursday’s Democratic Debate, ABC had ample—some would say excessive—time to explore issues that matter to the American people. America’s forever wars, their competing health care plans, gun violence, trade policy and immigration all received a thorough airing. (ICYMI: Here’s the transcript of the debate.)

But inexplicably, the four moderators couldn’t find a moment to ask a single question that touched on gender issues broadly defined—despite recent attempts by the Trump administration to defund Planned Parenthood and legalize LGBTQ discrimination, not to mention the election’s impact on the Supreme Court and the fate of Roe v. Wade.

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If there hadn’t been three female presidential candidates on stage, women in America would have been invisible—but instead, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar elegantly demonstrated how to talk about feminism when no one’s asking.


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