"He Thrills Me, She Thrills Me Not": Dr Olivarius writes on Medium about 2020 election

Dr Olivarius has published a piece on Medium about responses to presidential candidates so far running for the 2020 election. She writes: “Last presidential election cycle it was conveniently easy to lay the faults of Democratic defeat at the feet of singularly ‘shrill’, ‘robotic’ and ‘uninspiring’ (but popular-vote winning) Hillary Clinton. This cycle we have an actual handful of diverse female candidates, and strangely enough, they’re all lacking in charisma and that ineffable ‘it’ quality that moves journalists to write fevered paeans to their bold vision and authentic, inevitable leadership. It’s become harder to pretend that systemic bias doesn’t play a part.”

Helen Caldwell