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In Politics, Who Really Holds the Gender Card?

Click here for reuse options! Trump claims Clinton plays the "woman card." Where has that ever gotten a woman applying for a job? If you had a magical card that earned you, on average, 77 cents to the male dollar, or guaranteed you a lifetime battle over reproductive rights, or historically made it impossible for you to assume the highest executive office in the United States, of course you'd play it, right? The "woman card" has long been the political dog-whistle from conservatives regarding Hillary Clinton, the first female presidential nominee of a major political party, whose status as a woman is apparently not something voters are supposed to recognize, let alone care about.
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