Washington, DC — Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) Chairman Heather R. Higgins released the following statement condemning the attacks against Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris:

“As a women’s organization, we strongly condemn the gratuitous and vulgar comments that are circulating on social media about vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Sexist and misogynistic comments have no place in our political discourse. What is fair game is a female candidate’s record and policy positions. True equality means that female candidates are subject to the same rigorous scrutiny as their male counterparts. At IWF, we look forward to a day when sexist insults are no longer hurled, and women in politics no longer resort to charges of sexism whenever their records are attacked.”



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