Kamala Harris ‘Nude’ Google Searches After Debate Speak Volumes About Women in Politics

The vice presidential debate on Wednesday was followed by a spike in people searching Google for Senator Kamala Harris, alongside the terms “nude,” “bathing suit,” and “bikini.”

With less than a month to go until the presidential election on November 3, Harris debated Vice President Mike Pence for 90 minutes at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

According to Google Trends—a website run by the search engine that collects data on how popular search terms are around the world—there was a surge in people in the U.S. searching for “Kamala Harris bathing suit,” “Kamala Harris Nude,” and “Kamala Harris bikini” in the hours after the pair faced off.

Google Trends listed these as “rising related queries” for the search term “Kamala Harris” in the four hours pior to 7 a.m. ET. That means in the four hours before 7 a.m. ET, people

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