Earlier this week, we spoke to Gail Sheehy of The Daily Beast about what Maureen Down and she have labelled the "mean girls" in this election ? Republicans like Linda McMahon, Sharron Angle, and "Mama Grizzly" herself, Sarah Palin. But is that term fair? Or does it just show that the political, mud-slinging political playing field has been leveled? With us to weigh in on how female candidates and voters are changing is Rebecca Traister, senior writer at Salon.com and author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for Women."

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