Monday, June 24, 2024
American University
A project of the Rev. James B. Simpson Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication

[Wendy] Davis [pursued] higher education, as her campaign website says, with ‘the help of academic scholarships, student loans, and state and federal grants.’ Now that she is in a high-profile and hotly partisan race, it has come out that she also benefited from the moral and financial support of her second – now ex – husband. In the process, though, behavior we would expect and hardly notice in a man is being portrayed as freakish and problematic in a woman.

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[Wendy] Davis [pursued] higher education, as her campaign website says, with ‘the help of academic scholarships, student loans, and state and federal grants.’ Now that she is in a high-profile and hotly partisan race, it has come out that she also benefited from the moral and financial support of her second - now ex - husband. In the process, though, behavior we would expect and hardly notice in a man is being portrayed as freakish and problematic in a woman.
— Liza Mundy