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Women in Canada watched U.S. election aghast

By Nancy Peckford      

The Clinton campaign was such an incredibly painful example of how misogyny influences the way in which the contributions of women in politics are understood and regularly diminished.

Hillary Clinton, pictured Nov. 9. The world needs a ground game around the globe to get more women elected, writes Nancy Peckford. Photograph screen capture of CNN

OTTAWA—It’s a girl! These were the words for the balloons that were supposed to be released at Hillary Clinton’s victory party, celebrating the election of the first female president of the United States. This anticipated milestone—more than 230 years in the making—followed centuries of women’s activism, decades of smaller but significant breakthroughs, many millions of volunteer hours by countless women and men enthusiastic about the prospect of cracking that final glass ceiling, and 18 months of a tireless

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