Amy Tatum

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    Primary Primers: Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential nomination is a massive step forward for US politics.

Primary Primers: Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential nomination is a massive step forward for US politics.

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Late yesterday, the Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, announced that California Senator Kamala Harris would be his running mate in the November election. Amy Tatum writes that while Harris is a strong choice for the ticket, she is likely to face significant misogyny, and the framing of her as the ‘first’ woman of color to be chosen for the […]

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    Primary Primers: The double-bind facing women candidates in the 2020 presidential race

Primary Primers: The double-bind facing women candidates in the 2020 presidential race

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Of the eleven contenders in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary, three are women. Amy Tatum looks at the uphill battle women face to be successful in politics: while men are often perceived to possess traits associated with leadership, women, by contrast tend to be linked to more communal behaviours such as kindness and understanding. She writes that women who […]

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