In my first blog post for MORE Magazine, I explore the (thin) legacy of women moderating presidential debates — including in this election:
During the October 16 face-off, Crowley will get to ask follow-up questions. But Jim Lehrer and Bob Schieffer, the men moderating the other two presidential debates, get to steer the debates by asking whatever questions they want. In a scenario that will feel familiar to women all across America, Crowley is tasked with running around and helping the audience while the male moderators have some real power.
You’ll want to read the entire essay and learn about the appalling record of women and people of color in debate moderator roles since 1988, when the Commission on Presidential Debates took over running debates from the League of Women Voters. Read the entire post here — and please spread it around!
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