Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee after Bernie Sanders dropped out of the primary race last month, has always said he would have a female running mate.

It's not hard to understand why... is it?

The opportunity to have a female president for the first time ever was snatched from Americans' hands in 2016 after Donald Trump – who famously lost the popular vote – won the electoral college.

Two years later, following the MeToo movement and a huge uprising against the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to supreme court judge despite an accusation of sexual assault, led record numbers of women (particularly Democrats) to sweep the house in the Midterm elections.

It would definitely be optimistic to suggest this is the beginning of the end of legions of white men dominating American politics, but it does suggest a change in tide.

Whether Biden's insistence on a female running mate comes from a deep-seated feminism (one which is clearly not rising to the forefront when it comes to actually interacting with women) or simply an opportunistically astute move, it's still a welcome one. A woman vice president isn't a female president, but it's better than nothing.

Yesterday it was revealed that there were eight women on the shortlist, including former presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, and former Georgia governor candidate Stacey Abrams.

It's a pretty exciting list of women, and most people found it hard to criticise... most people except Kellyanne Conway, that is.

The former press secretary and current Trump adviser appeared on Fox News to say this:

You've seen the long shortlist of Joe Biden's VP choices. They all happen to be female, he sounds like a co-ed at the end of a frat party: 'I need a woman!'


People jumped at the chance to point out the many many glaringly obvious issues with her bizarre, sexist and hypocritical statement:

Newsflash Kellyanne: there are men out there – clearly not your boss, but there are some – who value women for more than their sexual appeal.

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