Monday, September 15, 2008

The Economy Is a Feminist Issue

I don't have financial sector expertise, but people of all genders are going to be feeling today's crashes. The economy - a feminist issue. And an election issue, too.


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Why are non-college-educated women voting for McPalin?

The NYTimes reports that a recent poll found that "blue-collar women" see their views most aligned with McCain/Palin. Here's a look at the numbers:

How much do you think each candidate shares your own values and principles?

Non-college-educated women who are considered likely voters:

John McCain - 71%

Sarah Palin - 65%

Barack Obama - 52%

Joe Biden - 46%

Likely voters overall:

McCain - 67%

Palin - 55%

Obama - 58%

Biden - 47%


Please note that as my M.A. thesis project is complete, the George Washington University is no longer overseeing research conducted in conjunction with this blog (effective June 2007 to present). The Informed Consent Materials created while this blog was under GWU's IRB oversight are still available for your information and the principles outlined in them are still being used as a general guide for my continued work.