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You've Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary, and the Shaping of the New American Womanby Leslie Sanchez
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Leslie Sanchez — strategist, writer and political seer --spent much of 2008 as an analyston CNN,examining, investigating and decipheringthe historic moment for women and politics that was the presidential election. And what she sees in the future isa landscape changed drastically for women the world over and their expectations. In You've Come a Long Way, Maybe, she debunks the cultural and political myths surrounding women, and looks at the wide range of reactionsHillary, Michelle and Sarah provoked from the small towns to the big city salons to the Sunday talk shows.She pays special attention to those most active and most examined during the election: the disappointed Hillary supporters, the rabid Sarah Palin fans, and everyone else wondering about the role of the new First Lady. Along the way, Leslie takes a hard look at what the election will mean forwomen now and in the future, and also at what leaders might emerge in 2012, and beyond.
Examines trends that have shaped media and public opinions of women in politics to challenge cultural and political myths, focusing on the careers of Clinton, Obama, and Palin while exploring how their achievements are breaking new paths for future generations of women.
Leslie Sanchez is a Republican strategist and former adviser to President George W. Bush, a frequent columnist and CNN political contributor, and founder and CEO of Impacto Group. Sanchez's analysis has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, as well as all the networks and on such shows as NBC's "Nightly News," the "Today" show andPBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Table of Contents
You've come a long way, maybe — The sisterhood of the traveling pantsuit — The Palin effect — Women's groups and Sarah Palin : is Palin a feminist? Does it matter? — What it takes : steel magnolias — From the kitchen to the kitchen cabinet — Ladies first — What's next : we won the battles, when will we win the war? — What do women do N.O.W.?: the need to nationally organize women.
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