Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC�s Hardball, apologized last night for his comments regarding Senator Clinton. Specifically, Matthews addressed his remark attributing Clinton�s political success to the fact that her husband had been unfaithful, saying: �was it fair to imply that Hillary's whole career depended on being a victim of an unfaithful husband? No. And that's what it sounded like I was saying." He said that he would be "clearer," "smarter" and more respectful when talking about women in the future.
Kim Gandy, NOW's president, told the Washington Post that "Chris Matthews is a repeat offender when it comes to sexist attitudes toward women politicians...I wasn't really looking for an apology. I was looking for a behavior change, and for him to treat female politicians the same way as male politicians."
Media Resources: Washington Post 1/18/08; Media Matters 1/17/08; Feminist Majority
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .