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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Where have all the women gone? Panel will talk L.A. gender politics, USA
Why are there so few female elected officials in the second largest city in the country? Of 18 elected positions in City Hall, only one is held by a woman — Nury Martinez, who joined the council in July. By comparison, at least 36 percent of the...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Female Senate candidates press Democrats’ gender advantage, USA
The emergence of three female Democrats as competitive Senate candidates has party activists optimistic the 2014 election cycle will end with a record number of women in the upper chamber. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, who...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Calling All Lady Leaders: Women in Politics Panel at Harold Washington Library Center, USA
Politician and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said, “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” Fictional "Parks and Recreation" politician Leslie Knope once said, “Maybe it’s time for more women to be in...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
An Absence of Estrogen in Politics: Why Aren't Women Running for Office in the USA?
There's something missing from our political offices, and the answer is in the hormones. We need more estrogen. Despite having successful female examples at the national level such as Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, and Nancy Pelosi, the number...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
As Christine Quinn Fades, Why Aren’t More Women Winning? USA
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem? On Tuesday, after a press conference in East Harlem where Christine Quinn, the onetime frontrunner in New York...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Women in the Workplace: State Sen. LeAnna Washington shares how hardships lead to career success, USA
State Sen. LeAnna Washington, D-4, was a high school dropout, had her first child at age 17, was a single mother, grew up in a tumultuous household, was a victim of domestic violence and received government assistance well into her adult years....
Monday, August 26, 2013
Under Obama, Little Progress on High-Level Jobs for Women
Behind the roiling conversation over whether President Obama might make Janet L. Yellen the first female leader of the Federal Reserve is an uncomfortable reality for the White House: the administration has named no more women to high-level...
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The Women of the Senate, USA
Hattie Carraway [...] was the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate. On Dec. 9, 1931, Carraway filled the seat vacated by her late husband. She was elected to a full term in 1932 and served as a Democrat from Arkansas through 1944. Right now,...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The women candidates we need, USA
“Just lunch, or is it Campaign 2016 just getting started?” one pundit breathlessly asks of a meal between President Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton. The New York Times does a deep dive into the Clinton Foundation, while...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Political Parties and PACs Key to Recruiting More Women for Congress, USA
Women aren't running for office because barriers to entry too high Since the 1980s, more women have registered to vote than men. In the 2012 election, 7.8 million more women cast ballots than men. Women are more engaged in politics than their male...
Friday, August 16, 2013
Can the GOP Fix Its Woman Problem in Time to Fight Clinton? USA
If you knew nothing else about the Republican Party, two days at the Republican National Committee's Summer Meeting would convince you that it's a party taking its recovery seriously, having bottomed out with embarrassing polling and technological...
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The rise of USA's political heiresses
American political dynasties historically have been built on power passed from fathers to sons, brothers to brothers, even husbands to wives: the Adamses, the Kennedys, the Bushes, the Clintons. Now, it is the daughters' turn. When Michelle Nunn ...
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and the politics of marriage, USA
Women are defined in American society by the men who are or aren't in their lives. From the time we're little girls into young adults, we're encouraged to find our prince charming and never let him go. People quietly frown upon single women,...
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Women Scarce in the Top Posts of Los Angeles, USA
There are 1.9 million women in Los Angeles. The two senators from California are women, as is the state’s attorney general. ut this city, a bastion of progressive politics, has a curious distinction these days. Only one woman holds elective office...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sandra Fluke to Join Political Training Program for Women, USA
The Georgetown law student Rush Limbaugh labeled a "slut" and "prostitute" because of her comments before congressional leaders about insurance coverage of contraception in 2012 has joined a training program for Democratic women with ambitions of...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: New York Senate played politics with women's rights
Constituents around the state have been receiving mail declaring that the state Senate has passed historic women's legislation. The Assembly passed the 10-point Women's Equality Act in its entirety, but the state Senate failed to do so. The state...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s. USA
When I wrote my article on the subtle, sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen, my example of a rare not-so-subtle sexist comment came from Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve. Asked about Yellen on CNBC, he worried that...
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
USA: Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Congratulates the all Female Ticket and Decries Remarks
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates New Jersey's Democratic candidate for governor in 2013, State Senator Barbara Buono, in her choice on SEIU 1199 Vice-President Milly Silva as her running mate. According to Center for...

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