Traister, Ephron, and Stewart on badly-behaved women

Nora Ephron joined Rebecca Traister at 92nd Street Y on June 9th for a discussion moderated by Allison Stewart about politics, life and the future of women.

Starting the discussion around the well-known phrase, “well-behaved women rarely make history,” Traister said she’s “developed a kind of rugged admiration for Sarah Palin, despite the fact that I disagree with every word that comes out of her mouth.” She goes on to expand about her admiration for Clinton, Obama, and the entire landscape of candidates that mixed things up in 2008 in a critical way: “When you have different kinds of people in the race, they don’t have to play by old scripts.”

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  1. Posted June 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting. Hurray for misbehaved women and new paradigms. And while I love the expression, I must still observe that equivalent male behavior is not characterized as “misbehavior.” Although maybe that stems partially from their many more egregious and very public mess-ups of late.

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