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Monday, April 20, 2015

Professor Ann McGinley Writes About the Impact of Gender on Hillary Clinton's Presidential Campaign

Ann C. McGinley is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

On April 17, she wrote an article titled, "Hillary Clinton's campaign: will gender matter?" for The Conversation.

In the article, she writes, "In essence, female leaders can’t be both competent and likable, but to win an election, they must be both. This is Hillary Clinton’s dilemma. She must walk a fine line between demonstrating competency and the conclusion that she is a 'dragon lady' who suffers from a failed femininity. She must demonstrate feminine characteristics without harming her reputation as an able, intelligent leader."

Professor McGinley is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of employment law, employment discrimination and disability law and a leader in Multidimensional Masculinities Theory, an emerging discipline that applies masculinities theory from social sciences to legal interpretation.