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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Sen. Brittany Pettersen makes history as first state lawmaker to give birth during a legislative session in Colorado
State Sen. Brittany Pettersen made history late Sunday when she gave birth to her son, becoming the first state lawmaker in Colorado history to give birth during the course of a legislative session. Davis James Silverii was born weighing 7 pounds, 6...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The electable female candidate
By Claire Friedman, The electable female candidate reaches across the aisle with soft, moisturized hands. She knows how to fire a gun, but also has never held a gun, and doesn’t know what a gun is. She’s becoming a vegan, but stands behind Arby’s in...
Friday, January 10, 2020
Hattie Caraway, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, faced a familiar struggle with gender politics
The first woman elected to the United States Senate is not a household name. That woman, Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas, kept a very low profile. She is not considered a political trailblazer. Indeed, she voted with the rest of the Southern...
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Is there (still) a gender gap in politics?
By Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis, “A few years ago I took my children on a tour of the state Capitol building. My daughter was very interested in the art — the woodwork, the decorative tiles, and the paintings. After viewing the gallery of governor...
Monday, January 06, 2020
Poll: Majority of women say male candidates have advantage running for public office in the US
A majority of women believe male candidates have an advantage when it comes to running for public office, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll. In the survey released on Thursday, 65 percent of female voters said men seeking political office have a...
Friday, January 03, 2020
Republican women are in crisis
By Nancy L. Cohen, The 2010s were a transformative decade for women in politics. But the biggest trend has been obscured by 2018’s female-led Democratic wave in Congress: Republican women, at both the national and state levels, are on the brink of...
Thursday, January 02, 2020
US: Child care remains an issue for women in politics
When Kimberly Dudik ran for her fourth term in the Montana House, state officials told her she could not use campaign money to pay for child care for her four young children. She is now running for attorney general and is trying to visit a big chunk...
Friday, December 27, 2019
Fighting for Space
By Akshaya Annapragada, Seeing Kamala Harris, Kirstin Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marianne Williamson all vying  — with different platforms — to be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States;...
Friday, December 27, 2019
A historic gender gap is possible in 2020
By Harry Enten, If President Donald Trump loses in 2020, it will be at the hands of women. While the chance of a woman winning the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020 aren't too high at this very moment, female voters seem keen on kicking...
Thursday, December 26, 2019
What’s the main reason women candidates drop out early?
By Julie Kohler anb Rakeen Mabud, Months before a single primary vote is cast, the lineup is set for this Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. We will watch a group of predominantly white and male candidates take to the stage. It will be a far...
Thursday, December 26, 2019
A woman’s place is in the Oval Office
By Barbara Leedom, A new decade is almost here, and we’ll vote for a new president next November. I will vote for a woman. It’s been almost a century since women got the vote in the U.S. It’s time for all women to stand up, stand out and vote for...
Friday, December 13, 2019
She’s 16 and wants to be President: Meet the teenagers planning their campaigns
Research shows that Generation Z is the first in which women are more likely than their male peers to be engaged in politics. Here’s what some of them told the The New York Times. Abby Cumming-Vukovic is going to be a state representative. You can...
Friday, December 06, 2019
Are Americans ready for a female president? Yes. In fact, they might prefer one
BY Mary C. MC Grath, Sara Saltzer, Shortly after declaring her intention to run for president of the United States, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked how she would address people who wanted to support her but worried that their fellow...
Friday, December 06, 2019
The biggest barrier facing women running for president
BY Julie Rodin Zebrak, As any Democrat knows, black women are the backbone of the party. It’s a ubiquitous fact in virtually all coverage of the 2020 presidential election. Yet as of this writing, there are six candidates who qualify for December’s...
Friday, December 06, 2019
We’re seeing more women in politics. Is it a quick ‘wave’ or a lasting trend?
By Joshua J. Weikert, Coming off the Nov. 5 election, I am prompted to reflect on a feature of our politics that is both a significant challenge and a source of optimism: gender representation. There is a dramatic deficit in the relative number of...
Friday, November 29, 2019
Women MPs in Westminster need more than a hashtag campaign to fight misogyny
By Ruhi Khan, A hundred years ago, on November 28 1919, Nancy Astor was elected and became the first woman Member of Parliament to take up her seat and enter Westminster. A hundred years later, in a series of shocking revelations, more and more...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Voting for women is more than gender politics. It's opting to create real change
By Jamie Lee Curtis, Thanksgiving is an American tradition — one based on a story about two different peoples coming together to share a meal (even if it was really the Native Americans saving the lives of the colonists). That bridging of...
Friday, November 22, 2019
What do we hear when women speak?
By Jessica Bennett, Four female moderators. Four female candidates. That’s more women on a presidential debate stage than ever before. So what will listeners hear? Carole Simpson, a longtime television newscaster, was told early in her career that...