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The Alaska and national flags fly at half-mast on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in front of the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. (James Brooks / ADN)
Friday, June 11, 2021
Dreaming of an Alaska where women lead our politics
I am an unabashed child of the 1960s. I marched. I chanted. I tried to levitate the Pentagon and shake all the bad out of it while on a particularly fun acid excursion. Women had dreams for their future that had nothing to do with the way things...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Democratic women leaders call out sexist news coverage of female vice presidential candidates
A group of Democratic women leaders is calling out sexist coverage of female Democratic vice presidential contenders — and they're asking that newsrooms do better.  In an open letter to top newspaper and network executives, the group said newsrooms...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Did first female-majority legislature in US make a difference?
Nevada made history when it became the first state in the US with a female-majority legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats, in December 2018. The moment was hailed as a great victory for women - but did having more women in power make a...
Friday, June 28, 2019
Democrats, it’s time to believe in women again
By Michelle Goldberg, Last Friday, at Representative James Clyburn’s fish fry in Columbia, South Carolina, I met Sharon Hamill, a 59-year-old insurance agent who was still deciding who to support in the Democratic primary. She told me she liked...
Monday, February 18, 2019
Do women in politics face a double standard?
Readers discuss if and how gender bias and stereotypes play a role in politics, citing past presidential races. To the Editor: Re “How Sexism Plays Out on the Campaign Trail” (front page, Feb. 12): The notion that voters’ preference for “likable”...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Democratic women candidates continue to expand their numbers, Republicans stay static
Results from Tuesday night’s primaries in four states offered yet another strong showing by women candidates this cycle, particularly on the Democratic side. CRP took this opportunity to examine the data on women candidates over time, with special...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Deb Sofield
The Women's Campaign School at Yale University is a non-partisan and issue neutral leadership program that gathers women from the United States and across the world for an intensive five-day training. With the aim to improve women’s political...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Documentary: Miss Representation
The media is selling young people the idea that girls’ and women’s value lies in their youth, beauty, and sexuality and not in their capacity as leaders. Boys learn that their success is tied to dominance, power, and aggression. The documentary Miss...
UN Women
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men...
Monday, January 27, 2014
Do Women Not Care About Politics?
I do not consider myself to be a very political person. I pay a healthy amount of attention to politics during big election years and I enjoy the occasional West Wing rerun, but I certainly wouldn’t want to engage in a debate any time soon. However...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Democratic leaders look to recruit more women to run for elected office, USA
Vermont’s political “old boys’ club” could have more competition as a national effort to recruit and train female Democratic office-seekers comes to the state. Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin announced the formation of Emerge Vermont, a new...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Donna Frye Honored for Courage By Women in Politics Activists, USA
The woman who helped launch the beginning of the end of Bob Filner's mayoral careeris now being recognized as a "Woman of Courage". That salute to Donna Frye's courage and civic activism comes from Run Women Run -- an influential, nonpartisan...
Friday, July 12, 2013
Do Women Make Better Senators Than Men? USA
They make up one-fifth of the body. It doesn’t look anything like parity (or America), but they believe they can do what the men can’t — namely, get things done. We invite you to read the article published July 12 2013
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Dawn Clark Netsch: 'Straight shooter' was first Illinois woman to hold statewide office, USA
Dawn Clark Netsch was a political pathfinder for generations of Illinois women, the first to hold statewide office and the first nominated by a major party for governor. Mrs. Netsch, an unabashed liberal who decades ago championed social causes that...
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dorothy Height, Largely Unsung Giant of the Civil Rights Era, Dies at 98
Dorothy Height, a leader of the African-American and women’s rights movements who was considered both the grande dame of the civil rights era and its unsung heroine, died on Tuesday in Washington. She was 98. We invite you to read the full article...
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Dear Friend: Do you feel powerless in the face of government? Are you frustrated with health care reform that no one understands – wars that seem to go on forever – taxes that keep climbing – a devastating unemployment situation – bail outs...