November 10, 2019 - Potential First Gentleman Profiled by Politico

Politico profiles the potential first gentleman, male spouses of 2020 presidential candidates. In addition to outlining the role of women candidates’ husbands in the campaign, author Elena Schneider discusses the active and history-making role that Chasten Buttigieg has played in campaigning for his husband, Pete Buttigieg. The article addresses the unchartered territory that they men (and their candidate spouses) are navigating, the historical – and gender-based – challenges for men adopting a support role, and the ways in which this year’s spouses are contributing to the disruption of gender role expectations in presidential politics. Other news outlets, including The Guardian and the Huffington Post, profiled these male spouses throughout the Democratic presidential primary election.