February 19, 2020 - Warren Suggests Bloomberg Refer to Her by Name


During the ninth Democratic presidential debate, Bloomberg refers to Warren as “the Senator next to me.” Warren quickly quips, “Elizabeth Warren.” References to opponents are often a source for strategy and caution during debates, especially across gender. There is often heightened attention to referring to women by their titles as a sign of respect and recognition of qualifications that are more often doubted for women. In this case, Warren’s correction implies that not naming her altogether is also problematic.