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Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Men promised a woman for Ginsburg’s seat. Ist that what women want?
By Sydney Ember and Rebecca R. Ruiz, In 1993, when Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court, then-Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. thanked her for saving his daughter “from having to be the second woman nominee to the Supreme Court.”...
Friday, September 18, 2020
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural and feminist icon, died Friday. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. The court, in...
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Pandemics, politics and the impact of women in leadership roles
Despite enormous strides in business, government and other areas, women don’t always get the respect men do for their leadership abilities, even when they can boast greater accomplishments. But the combination of a pandemic, a recession and an...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
More women need to enter politics to ensure effective control over govt machinery
As far as abilities go, women have shown their prowess time and again. Women are not inferior to men in any field. As prime ministers, industrialists, sportspersons or doctors, they have proved their mettle in every profession. But there is a reason...
Monday, September 14, 2020
USU research study: Who is included – and excluded – when making county policies?
A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah. Susan Madsen, founding...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job
Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with urgent calls for racial justice have stirred a new group of vocal critics, with their anger...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Kamala Harris reminds us that Voting is the best way to honor generations of women
This week Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris penned an Opinion Editorial for the Washington Post; marking this month’s 100th Year of Women’s Suffrage. Senator Harris acknowledges the millions of women who were not included in the voting...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
States with women governors had fewer COVID-19 deaths and more optimistic public briefings
Having a woman as governor of a U.S. state is associated with fewer COVID-19 related deaths, according to new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The study also found that women governors exhibited greater empathy and confidence...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Monday, August 24, 2020
Susan B. Anthony Museum rejects President Trump's pardon of the suffragist
On Tuesday, President Trump officially pardoned leading suffragist Susan B. Anthony, who died in 1906. He noted she was arrested in 1872 for voting before it was legal for women to do so. "She was never pardoned!" he exclaimed in a White House...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Women don't need to 'lean in' like men – men need to lead more like women
By Arwa Mahdawi, Men could learn a thing or two from women, study finds Jair Bolsonaro reckons he has mold in his lungs. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, meanwhile, seem to have mold in their brains. Brazil, the US, and the UK have some of the...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Not all women gained the vote in 1920
When the 19th Amendment became law on August 26, 1920, 26 million adult female Americans were nominally eligible to vote. But full electoral equality was still decades away for many women of color who counted among that number. The federal suffrage...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Revisiting the Obama effect
On Aug. 11, 2020, democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  Senator Harris is the first black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party’s presidential ticket. In a...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Christine Jahnke, speech coach who elevated the voices of women in politics, dies at 57
Christine K. Jahnke, a speech coach who helped hundreds of female candidates seek and win elective office over the past three decades by bolstering their confidence and honing their messages, died Aug. 4 at her home in Washington. She was 57. The...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The story of Black women in politics: How we got to Kamala Harris' ascent
In the late 1990s, Stacey Abrams faced a decision. Abrams was working on a master’s in public policy at the University of Texas-Austin, gleaning all that she could learn from Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, the first Black woman elected to Congress by...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Women won the right to vote 100 years ago. They didn’t start voting differently from men until 1980
By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Meredith Conroy, Women officially won the right to vote just a few months before the 1920 presidential election, and as soon as the 19th Amendment was ratified, suffragists were predicting a sea change in American...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kamala Harris seeks to crack glass ceiling in US politics as backlash against Trump galvanizes women
By Maureen Groppe, The force of women in the Democratic Party will be on full display Wednesday when vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivers her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Harris looks to make history as the...

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