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Why Is It Important To Have Women in Politics?
INTERVIEW A VETERAN POLITICAL ANALYST WHO EXAMINES ‘THE HILLARY EFFECT’ AND FUTURE OF U.S. PRESIDENCY
The view from a recovering partisan
“During the primary elections that pitted Hillary Clinton against Barack Obama, Taylor was the leading analyst of, and most articulate critic of the campaign to smear Ms. Clinton and ultimately demean her as ‘just a girl’ with a brush off the shoulder. Her book is a must read for students of that historic primary season.” – former Ambassador Joseph Wilson
In 1982, Scott Brown was the nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan. In 2010, he became Senator of Massachusetts. Now ask yourself this: Would Scott Brown have been elected Senator if he were a woman?
In The Hillary Effect – Politics, Sexism and the Destiny of Loss, veteran political analyst, writer and commentator Taylor Marsh fearlessly probes the answer to this question. She examines the personal and professional challenges faced by American women today through the lens of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s political career. Marsh — best known as a “die-hard Clintonite” as The Washington Post described her in a 2008 profile — opens up to provide inclusive analysis and insight into the electrifying effect the former First Lady has had on women’s voices in America.
A former beauty queen and Broadway performer, Marsh grew up in conservative Columbia, Missouri watching the likes of Gloria Steinem push forward the modern feminist agenda. With a media portfolio as diverse as it is impressive, Marsh has been a columnist at L.A. Weekly, managing editor at of one of the first websites to net big money (and the front page of The Wall Street Journal), and appeared on countless national and international political programs, including BBC, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN and Al-Jazeera.
Considered a ‘must-read’ Huffington Post contributor, Marsh’s new media blog, TaylorMarsh.com, was cited as “the hub for Hillary supporters during the 2008 election cycle” by The Washington Post. However, Marsh wasn’t always such a Hillary fan.
“What drew me back to Clinton in the race was the media bias and clear sexism coming from traditional and new media,” Marsh says. “It was a seminal moment in American political history that proved the media’s role in portraying women competing for leadership can be devastating”
As the race for 2012 revs up with more women in the political spotlight than ever, Marsh has immediate availability for interviews to discuss:
• ‘The Hillary Effect’: How Clinton’s seminal run for presidency changed the landscape of politics and culture for American women
• Sarah Palin as the ‘anti-Hillary’ – and how she benefited from Clinton’s presidential loss
• The strengths – and shortcomings – of Herman Cain, Barack Obama, Michelle Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh and more
• Why it is growing increasingly important to have women in politics and positions of power within the media
• Occupy Wall Street and the 2012 election – what happens when Americans are disenchanted with Republicans and Democrats?
About the Author:
Author of the book “The Hillary Effect,” Taylor Marsh is a political analyst and commentator whose new media blog www.taylormarsh.com was on the front lines during the 2008 election season. Marsh has been profiled in The Washington Post, who cited her new media site as a hub for Hillary fans during the 2008 primary season, and profiled in The New Republic. She has been seen on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. A former Miss Missouri and Broadway performer, Marsh was the relationship consultant for the LA Weekly and produced and starred in a one woman show, “Weeping for J.F.K.” Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area.