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Hillary Clinton: Sometimes It’s Hard To Be a Woman

September 20, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Women continue to be underrepresented in elected office in most developed democracies.  An examination of  Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the US presidency in 2016 offers many insights into why such underrepresentation persists. demonstrating as it does how difficult it is for a woman to navigate societal norms that continue to offer a limited array of roles to women, none of which correlates easily to political leadership.  In this talk, we will explore the specific reactions to Clinton’s campaign, and will reflect on what this experience tells us about how women are perceived as political actors.

The UWCV Program Committee invites you to join them for this intriguing lecture with Dr. Lealle Ruhl from Langara College. This lecture is part of our Mad Men and Wicked Women lecture series taking place at Hycroft from September through to October that features various instructors from the Langara College Classical Studies and History department who will provide an interesting look at notable and noteworthy men and women throughout history. These events are free to attend for UWCV members and their invited guests only. Pre-registration is required.

Lealle Ruhl obtained her Master’s degree in Political Science from the New School for Social Research, with a major field in Political Theory and a minor in International Relations.  She completed her PhD in York University’s Programme in Social and Political Thought, with her dissertation entitled, “Writing Human Reproduction Today: Liberalism and its Critic.”  Her main areas of research are feminist theory and reproduction.  She has published in the areas of reproductive technologies, pregnancy, and the social construction of risk.  Her articles appear in Economy and Society, Signs, and Feminist Studies.  Her teaching fields include ideologies, political theory, feminist theory, and international relations.


September 20, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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