Big girls don't cry: the election that changed everything for American women

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Description reporter Rebecca Traister provides a social commentary on how the 2008 presidential election brought issues concerning women, power, sexism, and feminism to the fore.
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title_display Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women
title_full Big Girls Don't Cry The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
Big girls don't cry : the election that changed everything for American women / Rebecca Traister
title_short Big girls don't cry :
title_sub the election that changed everything for American women
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