It's the sexism, stupid

By: Kate Manne,  in Politico
April 10, 2019

Cornell philosopher Kate Manne, author of "Down GIrl: The Logic of Misogyny," explains in this Politico op-ed why men are dominating the field of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. 

"Many voters may implicitly regard the presidency as men’s birthright, something to which they are entitled. That could go doubly for white men—witness Cory Booker’s lackluster polling and fundraising numbers," writes Manne. "So a woman might be at a particular disadvantage when running for the presidency as compared with her white male counterparts. And men, at least white men, may gain an illicit boost from running against women."

Read the entire Politico op-ed here. 

Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy