In the recent midterms, there were a record number of women running for office! This reignited the conversation that arouse after the 2016 election: what role does gender play in an election? Are women and men held to different standards? Many Hillary Clinton supporters said that if Clinton acted like Trump during the presidential debates, she would be viewed as overly aggressive and temperamental.
I used to hold this belief, but I recently came across a project that made me question the ideas I previously held. The project is called "Her Opponent," and it is a re-staging of excerpts of the 2016 presidential debates with gender-reversed casting. In other words, they act out certain parts of the debates, word for word, with a male actor speaking and acting like Hilary Clinton and a female actor speaking and acting like Donald Trump. These gender-reversed roles force watchers to reevaluate their personal biases and possibly develop a new perspective. I encourage you all to watch this short clip:
and comment your reaction! I would love to have a discussion on if/how the video changed your perspective on female leadership.