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Big Girls Don’t Cry: Web-exclusive with Rebecca Traister

September 24th, 2010, byStaff

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Senior writer for Salon.com Rebecca Traister, whose first book Big Girls Don’t Cry traces the pivotal campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential election cycle, talked to Tavis about how the political landscape has changed for women in America in the past two years.

But in a second conversation that continued beyond the show and is available only on the Web (see below), Traister explains why, in the upcoming midterm elections, big Democratic losses would mean net losses for women in Congress.

“This could be the first time since the 1970s that the total number of women in congress actually decreases, which is very scary, and we need to pay attention to that,” Traister says.

Check out the clip here and share your comments below.

 

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