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What do Republicans have against women voters?

This is the question asked by Linda Beail in her recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, in which she argues that there is a disconnect with women voters in policy and rhetoric, and an absence of women candidates in the presidential race from either party. Read the article here.

The matter is also discussed more specifically Framing Sarah Palin, by Linda Beail and Rhonda Kinney Longworth, in which the authors analyze the narratives told by and about Sarah Palin in the 2008 election – from beauty queen, maverick, faithful fundamentalist and post-feminist role model to pit bull hockey mom, frontier woman, and political outsider.

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  1. Framing Sarah Palin

    Pit Bulls, Puritans, and Politics

    By Linda Beail, Rhonda Kinney Longworth

    Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public—both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and...

    Published November 7th 2012 by Routledge