Why More Women's Magazines Are Taking a Political Stand This Election

The 2016 presidential election has ushered in many "firsts," from the nomination of the first female major party candidate to the first time (at least in memory) that a presidential nominee has been recorded saying that he likes to "grab women by the pussy." In light of these firsts—and many, many others—a host of women's magazines not exactly known for taking sides in the political arena are now making their opinions heard loud and clear. In mid-October, Vogue officially came out in support of Hillary Clinton—the first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate in the magazine's history. "In the past, Vogue has made every effort to profile Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, but our editors recognized that this election required a different approach," a spokesperson for the magazine said, adding that "the response has been tremendous."   Vogue's endorsement may not come as a surprise, considering that Vogue has been actively covering Clinton for decades (she's been profiled in the magazine a total of six times) and its editor in chief Anna Wintour is a well-known Democratic fundraiser, but there's no question that its treatment of the current election cycle is more robust than ever before. Online, Vogue.com has dutifully followed the ups and downs of the political cycle with headlines like "Donald Trump Is Not an Aberration: Your Nightmare Election Recap" and "Hillary Clinton Awesomely Defended Abortion Rights at the Debate"—not what you... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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