Sure…It wasn’t all sexism. But some of it definitely was sexism.
The thing about sexism — and racism and — is that we’re socialized. We don’t even recognize the socialization. Just read The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives. By Shankar Vedantam. Essential reading.
Now read this: “Girls Can Be Anything, Just Not President.” And this isn’t the only article on this topic. Researchers have been writing about this situation for years and years and years.
A little girl cried. A little boy cried. “Why doesn’t anybody like a girl president?”
When will we move beyond this?