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Hillary Clinton Was the Only Woman Candidates Wanted to Discuss at the GOP Debate

As many times as Hillary Clinton was mentioned during tonight’s GOP debate, you would’ve thought she was there on stage going up against the ten featured Republican candidates. It seems every potential pres had something to say about Hillary throughout the course of the evening. But sadly, she was pretty much the ONLY woman we heard about.

In other words, female-oriented subjects were scarce. Sure, we got that one question about equal pay, but it was mostly brushed aside. Though the CNBC-hosted debate focused on economic topics, we feel there’s much more that could have been covered—with women in mind—than equal pay.

After all, there was a period in the broadcast when candidates were asked to discuss fantasy football. So if that question was deemed even the least bit valid, is it too much to ask that we get to hear about issues that we actually take seriously?

Candidate Carly Fiorina did bring the girl power, though, topping out with the most speaking time for the evening. According to The New York Times’ online coverage, Fiorina clocked in at 10 minutes and 31 seconds, besting all of her male opponents. So, for what it’s worth, the female voice had some say in the vein of Fiorina.

Here’s hoping we’ll hear more about the issues most strongly affecting women’s votes in the coming debates. 

Erin was previously the Entertainment Editor of Her Campus. She graduated from Belmont University in 2015, where she studied English and Elementary Education. Before joining the team full-time, she was a national contributing blogger, viral content writer and editorial intern at HC. In addition to her work for Her Campus, Erin was formerly an editorial assistant at Nfocus Magazine and has been published by HelloGiggles and Man Repeller. In her free time, you can find Erin falling for yet another TV boyfriend (her long list of ex-lovers includes Nathan Scott, Chuck Bass and Pacey Witter, to name a few), reading chick lit and/or celeb memoirs and hanging with her puppy/soulmate, Cooper.