The women of “The View” dug into several studies that indicate many Americans are still biased against the idea of a female president like Hillary Clinton.
“I feel like it can be psychological for a lot of men,” Candace Cameron-Bure said. “I feel like it’s in their nature to be a leader, and that can be incredibly intimidating for a man to have a woman in leadership.”
Paula Feris also touched on her own experiences growing up in what she described as a “conservative Christian household,” which she says affected how she initially viewed women in power.
“There is this sect that have a hard time with women in leadership,” she said. “I know growing up it was taught — at least to me — that women weren’t allowed to be in those positions and I evolved as a Christian. Now I won’t go to a church unless there are women in ministry, women in powerful positions.”
Joy Behar then read a few quotes from conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Tucker Carlson, who both made what Behar called “sexist” remarks about Clinton.
“This is from Rush Limbaugh. He said, ‘Will Americans want to watch a woman get older before their eyes on a daily basis?’ Behar read. “That’s Rush Limbaugh. Too much Oxy-Contin? Tucker Carlson says, ‘There’s something about [Clinton] that seems castrating.’ It’s always about Mr. Happy, isn’t it? These are comments that people here on talk radio, constantly being bombarded with sexist remarks, and it penetrates the brain.”
Whoopi Goldberg closed the segment by stating that all she wants to see in a president is whoever is the best person for the job.
“Because we don’t have time to fool around,” she said. “There’s like bad people trying to do some bad stuff. So let’s try to get some semblance. I mean I know it’s possible. I’ve seen it happen before in this country when we had reasonable people and people got stuff done. I remember this, unless I’ve gotten so old that I’m just living in my own brain.”