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Friday, November 22, 2019
Women and politics: Too emotional?
By Becca Blaser, In a recent Twitter exchange, a female journalist stated that United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “frequent crying” reinforce stereotypes that women are too emotional for politics. The journalist was...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Why American politics needs gender quota
By Adriana Piatti-Crocker, After the 2018 elections, many Americans celebrated the unprecedented number of women gaining seats to Congress. There was reason to celebrate: both the House and Senate included more women than ever before, with...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics
By Kathleen Townsend, “See Jane Win” is a bracing antidote to that dreadful November election night in 2016 when women of the world watched as their champion, so close to shattering the highest glass ceiling, lost to a self-avowed assaulter. As the...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Women's Equality Day is a timely reminder of the impact women voters have on elections
In 1973, Congress declared August 26th "Women's Equality Day." The date, according to the National Women's History Alliance, celebrates the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and brings awareness to the continued...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
When you’re not the ‘pick of the establishment’
By Caitlin Moscatello, The past few years have been groundbreaking for women in politics: In 2018, more women campaigned for elected office than at any time in U.S. history, and there are now more women in Congress and state legislatures than ever...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Women are mysteriously missing from D.C. think tanks’ foreign policy panels. Here’s the data.
Although women make up half the world’s population and a growing proportion of scholars and analysts, they’re often absent in convenings of “experts.” That’s true across a number of industries, according to an event management company’s report on...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Women candidates are constantly asked about their electability. Here are 5 reasons that’s misguided.
An August poll highlights a trend that’s emerged in the 2020 presidential cycle thus far: Voters favor Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as one of their top choices for the Democratic nomination when the focus isn’t on “electability.” When it is, they...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Women have made huge strides in politics. But we have more to do
By Suzanne Moore, Karen Peterson and Liane Sorenson, While it seems as if the 2018 election — and its historic gains for women — was only yesterday, the 2020 election is already the subject of considerable national attention. Before focusing on 2020...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Why sexist coverage of women in politics matters
By Dustin Harp, “The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at Fresh Pond, the reservoir near her house in Cambridge, Mass. It was a sunny day in February, a couple of weeks after Warren ...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Why men thought women weren’t made to vote
William T. Sedgwick believed that no good could come of letting women vote. “It would mean a degeneration and a degradation of human fiber which would turn back the hands of time a thousand years,” Sedgwick said in 1914. “Hence it will probably...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Women are 'less effective in politics than men', 1 in 5 democratic and independent male voters say in poll
More than three-quarters of Democrats say gender and sexism factored into Hillary Clinton's 2016 election loss and a significant percentage of left-leaning male voters still don't trust a woman to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020. One-in-five (...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Why it would take one million women to reach gender parity in american politics
More women were elected to Congress in 2018 than ever before, but for Congress to reach gender parity, a million women would need to run for office according to research from She Should Run. Erin Loos Cutraro, CEO of She Should Run, joins Cheddar to...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Why longer lives mean the future of US politics is female
By Nick Fouriezos, Women live longer than men. And in the realm of politics, simply sticking around has an advantage, as seniority often dictates power — particularly in Congress and state legislatures. But that hasn’t helped women traditionally....
Thursday, April 18, 2019
WGBH News investigates gender diversity in local politics with ambitious digital project
More than 500. That’s how many phone calls and emails Laura Colarusso, WGBH News digital managing editor, and Emily Judem, digital producer, made to Massachusetts city and town governments to gather information about women in local politics for...
Friday, April 05, 2019
What nobody tells you about being a woman in politics
From unwanted advice about having kids to unrealistic expectations for fundraising, Reps. Terri Sewell and Veronica Escobar talk about the obstacles faced by women who run for office. Click here to to hear the full conversation.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Women on the Run
Register for Women on the Run, a non-partisan training and mentoring program for women interested in running for office, running campaigns or serving in a leadership role of a community organization. The program is held in both Palm Beach and...
Friday, January 18, 2019
When honest women replace ‘self-made’ men
By Jill Filipovic, At the end of this month, Nancy Pelosi will retake her position on the podium behind the president as he gives his State of the Union address. As speaker of a House that is more female and more racially diverse than at any time in...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
What you see when it’s your job to open a woman MP’s Facebook messages
I’ve worked at parliament for three different MPs over five years. For the first time, I’m now working for a woman MP, and the kind of messages sent to her online are shocking. “Hey, what are you up to tonight?” “Is that your boyfriend?” It’s 9.37pm...