Washington Post quotes Aparna Thomas

A story in The Washington Post quotes Cornell College Professor of Politics & Women’s Studies Aparna Thomas in an article.

The article deciphers the meaning behind President Trump’s use of the term “nasty” to describe Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif) who was recently selected as Joe Biden’s running mate.

The article reads:

Aparna Thomas, a professor of politics and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at Cornell College in Iowa, said the descriptor is “dismissive” and signifies that “women are not to be taken seriously.” She said it was significant that “nasty” was the inaugural attack Trump hurled at Harris once she became Biden’s running mate.

“That’s the first thing that comes to the president’s mind, is that she’s to be dismissed and that she’s a nasty woman,” Thomas said. “We’re now back to 2016, where we have a vice-presidential candidate who is female and is still being judged by a different set of standards set by men.”