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The most sexist moments in American politics

Espresso Logo By Ruby Pratka of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s decision to appoint former senator Kamala Harris (pictured) as his running mate has brought renewed attention to the issue of sexism in politics, especially in light of Biden’s Republican rival, Donald Trump, not shying away from sexist attacks on Harris or other female politicians. Sexism in politics did not begin with the Trump administration—far from it. Let’s look back at a non-exhaustive list of some of the most sexist events in American political history.

The most sexist moments in American politics

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s decision to appoint former senator Kamala Harris (pictured) as his running mate has brought renewed attention to the issue of sexism in politics, especially in light of Biden’s Republican rival, Donald Trump, not shying away from sexist attacks on Harris or other female politicians. Sexism in politics did not begin with the Trump administration—far from it. Let’s look back at a non-exhaustive list of some of the most sexist events in American political history.

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