Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

Rebecca Traister Kirsten Potter / Aug 19, 2019

Big Girls Don t Cry The Election that Changed Everything for American Women In the last two years the United States its history assumptions prejudices and vocabulary have all cracked open A woman won a state presidential primary contest quite a few of them actually for t

  • Title: Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
  • Author: Rebecca Traister Kirsten Potter
  • ISBN: 9781400118007
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Audio CD
  • In the last two years, the United States its history, assumptions, prejudices, and vocabulary have all cracked open A woman won a state presidential primary contest quite a few of them, actually for the first time in this country s history Less than a year later, a vice presidential candidate concluded her appearance in a national debate and immediately reached for herIn the last two years, the United States its history, assumptions, prejudices, and vocabulary have all cracked open A woman won a state presidential primary contest quite a few of them, actually for the first time in this country s history Less than a year later, a vice presidential candidate concluded her appearance in a national debate and immediately reached for her newborn baby A few months after that, an African American woman moved into the White House not as an employee but as the First Lady She is only the third First Lady in American history to have a postgraduate degree, and for most of her marriage, she has out earned her husband In Big Girls Don t Cry, Rebecca Traister, a Salon columnist whose election coverage garnered much attention, makes sense of this moment in American history, in which women broke barriers and changed the country s narrative in completely unexpected ways How did the volatile, exhilarating events of the 2008 election fit together What lessons can be learned from these great political upheavals about women, politics, and the media In an utterly engaging, razor sharp narrative interlaced with her first person account of being a young woman navigating this turbulent and exciting time, Traister explores how thanks to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, and the history making work and visibility of Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow, Katie Couric, and others women began to emerge stronger than ever on the national stage.

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      • Rebecca Traister Kirsten Potter

        Rebecca Traister writes about politics and gender for Salon, and has contributed to the New York Observer, Elle, the New York Times, Vogue, the Nation and other publications She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband.


    343 Comments

    1. I read this book in its release year, 2011, for a book prize committee I was on here in Philadelphia. At the time, I felt like the last thing I wanted to do was relive the unpleasantness of the 2008 U.S. presidential primaries. Imagine my surprise that, in addition to being smart, insightful, and highly informative on both race and gender in electoral politics, this book was also an absolute joy to read--the writing was so wonderful that I didn't want to put it down. Incidentally, all of the oth [...]


    2. Hmm. There is a wide-eyed, enthusiastic engagement here that would be appealing if it wasn't combined with an inclination toward comparing "the year that changed everything for American women" with the long and winding road of feminism and the fight for gender equality powered with a background white noise that smacks of the new girls critiquing the old broads. Maybe it's my greybeard status that has me feeling discomfited, and maybe I'm taking this tome personally, when it's just commentary. An [...]


    3. Here’s the main thing: Rebecca Traister can write her ass off. If anyone was going to be up to the Herculean task of summarizing what went down in the 2008 elections with regard to gender, race, and class it was Traister. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, but I have already read a couple of the behind-the-scenes accounts of the election which were interesting, but ultimately forgettable. Reading Big Girls Don’t Cry brought back the most infuriating moments of the year leading up to the e [...]


    4. “The campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, flawed and unsuccessful though they may have been, the arrival of Michelle Obama on Pennsylvania Avenue, the cultural shifts and uncomfortable exchanges these women prompted, the eye-opening revelations about the progress of women in early twenty-first-century America were in fact the most rejuvenating things to happen to the feminist conversation in many, many decades. They created and nourished a new generation of politically engaged America [...]


    5. Written about the 2008 U.S. elections, this book offers a feminist perspective along with keen political commentary. It's especially meaningful to read as background to the 2016 election so far.


    6. I can't help comparing this to Gail Collins's When Everything Changed. Traister's book is much tighter (it has a narrower focus -- the 2008 presidential election and what it says about American attitudes toward gender and race), much less sprawling (Collins's book is this ungainly sweeping spew through American history since 1950) and much, much more pointed. I loved it and found myself doing the crazed nodding thing -- YES YES YES! OMG SO INSIGHTFUL! -- right to the edge of whiplash territory. [...]


    7. The intersection of politics, media, & gender has never been so interesting! Critically looking at the role gender politics played in the 2008 race, with discussion about the effects on the future of feminism going forward. The author follows the 4 leading ladies of this story through the political storm & beyond, includes discussions with Gloria Steinem, Jessica Valenti, Melissa Harris-Lacewell (now -Perry), Rachel Maddow, Katie Couric, etc.


    8. Every presidential election year since I've been old enough enough to vote (absentee Florida ballot in 2000, represent!), I start out in pretty deep denial. An election again? No, it can't be time for that. There's not enough wine and Xanax in the world. If I have to listen to one more blustery, backwards, misogynistic, trigger-happy, etc etc. But by, oh, September or so, I'll be a basket case, all frayed nerves and is-this-the-year-we'll-finally-flee-for-Canada. So reading Rebecca Traister's bo [...]


    9. Rebecca Traister's father and I were friends and colleagues when she was a very small child. I have followed her writing in Salon with great eagerness. This book made me very very angry all over again. Hillary was my gal, my hero, my role model (and my age). To go through once again the extraordinary sexism of that presidential campaign was actually quite painful, even in Traister's energetic and vivid style. I don't think she was as good to my generation of feminists as we deserve, but she reco [...]


    10. For the most part, I enjoyed listening to this book about women in the 2008 election. There were a few sections I personally didn't agree w/the author's take, but it gave me a lot of interesting insight. However, I would say I prefer Ms. Traitster's latest book, All The Single Ladies, to this one.



    11. This was good. It made me a bit weepy at times. It starts by looking at the Clinton-Obama primary race, then the rise of Sarah Palin with a side of female comedians, and then briefly touches on Michelle Obama and Hillary as Secretary of State. It was fun to see some of my own history of internet use in a book - I read Echidne of the Snakes and I loved Sarah Haskins and her Project Women comedy spots. And it was a good reminder of what happened, which I did follow in Korea but didn’t experience [...]


    12. p 54Watching Michelle [Obama] reminded me of the chill I got from reading about Elizabeth Edwards teaching her kids to stand in a stiff wind. Running beneath the presidential foot-dragging, the perforation of her husband's hype, her calls to readiness, was an arresting sense of caution and realism. She might have been the only one making the sober estimate of how hard this was going to be, of what a leap people would need to take to make this happen. "Change is scary," she told the Iowans. "It w [...]


    13. Rebecca Traister has a way of really resonating with me. I finished All the Single Ladies stunned at how deeply satisfied I felt; that book connected with me on a personal level but also taught me new ideas and challenged my perceptions. It made me feel smarter for having read it, and the best part of non-fiction is always learning more about the world.In my excitement I begged my librarians to please get Big Girls Don't Cry. I thought I'd be too emotionally raw to get through this book -- and I [...]


    14. This book was great! Did I love every word? No. But there was so much I DID love that I can overlook some things.This was a book about the 2008 presidential election with lots of analysis of the sexism that went down. But really, it was about Hillary Clinton.I learned a lot about Hillary. I learned that, before she was the First Lady, she was a super progressive politician and stood for a lot of things that I feel strongly about. Had I known that, maybe I would have supported her more in the pri [...]


    15. An at-times muddled, at-times searing take on the 2008 US election, and what it meant for the ladies. I picked this up on a party acquaintance's (?) recommendation, since I was seeking books through which I could dispense some of my #ImWithHer energy/zeal. Basically, I wanted a Hillary bio. This isn't a Hillary bio, so much as a broad overview of what the 2008 political stage looked like: Hillary, Michelle Obama, Sarah Palin, Gloria Steinem, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow. In a way, this book is ef [...]


    16. An engaging and highly relevant feminist look at the 2008 election. Traister brings her trademark perception and insight into the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, as well as the supporting roles played by Elizabeth Edwards and Michelle Obama. The chapters about Clinton, in particular, are striking in how little has changed between what Traister reported about 2008 and what we are seeing in 2016. On that note, however, the chapters on Palin hold up less well; Big Girls Don't Cry was [...]


    17. I really appreciated this book. Its prose and research is nothing extraordinary, yet, it brought back an exciting time in my young political life when women and the nation as a whole confronted the dilemmas of our first viable female presidential candidate. I was an early Hillary supporter, while my mother, author of "Courage and Cloth" a book on women's suffrage, broke for Obama.I don't recall much of the sexism and arrogance Traister rakes up here, but such muck was certainly out there. It's e [...]


    18. Incredible book--an essential read as we head into the 2016 general election with Hillary Rodham (say it with me!) Clinton as the Democratic nominee. If you're at all interested in women and politics, I'd recommend it. Traister is sensitive to all the nuances of the 2008 election--intersectional feminism, second vs. third-wave feminist generational gaps, sexism, racism, etc.--and even manages to make me feel a *teeeny* bit chagrined about how gleefully I've mocked Sarah Palin's Alaska Hockey Mom [...]


    19. This was fascinating! I can't believe I'm even saying this, but I was completely engrossed in this book. There is no way I would have read this if I hadn't been forced to in a challenge, but I really thought that this was fantastic.I've never really defined myself as a "feminist". I've always believed what I believed but never put a name on it. But listening to this audiobook has me wanting to look a little more closely at that. I also appreciate that feminist is not a "dirty" word no matter how [...]


    20. This was actually a really difficult book for me to read in the context of the 2016 presidential campaign, even though it is about the 2008 election -- and primarily about the Democratic primary contest between Clinton and Obama. A lot of the pain and anger, sexism and racism that reared its head in the 2008 election cycle has been on simmer the past eight years before returning to full boil this summer/fall. And it was just really, really hard to read about how things played out and how little [...]


    21. This book can be a bit overly packed with feminista blogging info and statistics, even for those of us who believe in feminist issues. However, I got very FIRED up reading this retake on the 2008 election and the heavily sexist slamming of Hillary Clinton and yes, even Sarah Palin. Lots of facts/details of media coverage of Obama and Clinton point out how we still have a long way to go to accept female presidential candidates. Let's just say I'm ready for Hillary to run again! Moreover, it's fas [...]


    22. This is one the best books I have ever read on the intersectionality of gender and politics in American society. Traister encompasses racial tension, class conflict, generational communication, and just about everything else you can think of to convey her thoughts on the fascinating election in 2008. It perfectly encompasses all that I felt as I worked on Hillary's campaign - from my frustration with people like Penn to my fury at the misogynistic press and punditry, and from my jubilation durin [...]


    23. I really enjoyed this book and I don't read a lot of non-fiction. Featuring Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Elizabeth Edwards, and Michelle Obama, with nods to Tina Fey and Rachel Maddow among others, Ms. Traister discusses the role of women in the 2008 primaries and presidential election. Her own reactions to how the media portrayed women during this year-long event resonated strongly with me, especially since I see similar dynamics playing out now, in 2016. This is a smart, engaging look at wome [...]


    24. It is so interesting to read this book in the middle of the 2016 election, knowing what was ahead for the protagonists. It really allowed a look back and reminded me how far we have come, even though there is still a long way to go. When I thought about the 2008 election before, I really just remembered Hillary as the first female contender for a presidential nomination and the kind of sexism she faced. But this book also sheds a light on Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin and what they had to deal [...]


    25. A most illuminating and thoughtful examination of women and politics in the 2008 US election. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. After reading this book, I feel thoroughly embarrassed about how I let the media only tell me part of the story while the election was going on. So much to think about and discuss from this book!!


    26. This was no Game Change, that's for sure. It felt like being lectured about feminism for 12 chapters. And I mean, I AM the target audience so if I was bored, then that says something. It felt like one long opinion piece.


    27. Really fascinating look back at the 2008 election, especially in 2016 when things are turning out very different for Hillary, hopefully with a win on the horizon. I would love to see this book updated to compare that election cycle to this one.


    28. Drop all the things and read this right now. Brilliant, insightful, painfully salient to this year's election. So good.



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