So Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton’s “right-hand person” now:
Gender has emerged as a key question in the 2016 presidential race, as Tim Kaine eschewed gendered language tonight to promise that he will be Hillary Clinton’s “right-hand person,” as opposed to right-hand man.
Note the different responses in tweets between women and men:
Liza Potts @LizaPotts
Words matter: “right hand person” not “right hand man” – Oh, @timkaine you have no idea how meaningful that is to women leaders. Thank you.
9:10 PM – 4 Oct 2016
The Truth Monkey @TheTruthMonkey
“Right hand person.” Not even Kaine thinks he’s a man. #KaineVsPence
9:08 PM – 4 Oct 2016
If Clinton/Kaine are elected, will more men self-neuter out of self-protection? Or will there be a backlash? Only time will tell.