Sexism was in “fine” form last night as NBC host Matt Lauer grilled and interrupted Hillary Clinton in his interview of her, while giving Donald Trump in most instances a free pass when he quizzed him. I would like to say I was surprised, but sexism toward Hillary has a long history and in the current elections it is widespread. It’s a core element of Trump’s talking points and campaign strategy, but it also finds expression in the mass media, other points on the political spectrum (the left included), and in “guy” talk. When I mentioned this in an earlier conversation this morning with a woman who is a keen observer of gender relations, she replied, “On some molecular level, men don’t like women in authority. And to think that sexism doesn’t operate in this election, in which a woman could be elected president for the first time, is incredibly naive at best.”