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Thursday, January 09, 2014
2014: A turning point for women in politics?
“Our young women are forming a new era in female history,” wrote Massachusetts feminist Judith Sargent Murray excitedly. “The Rights of Women begin to be understood; we seem, at length, determined to do justice.” The year was 1798. It would be two...
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
20 Women to Watch in US Politics in 2014
Wendy Davis isn't the only one who could make history. Even though we're more than two years away from our next presidential election — and the Hillary Clinton mania likely to ensue — 2014 is shaping up to be a critical year for women in politics...
Thursday, December 26, 2013
2016 Dream ticket: Hillary and Michelle
The 2016 National Elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive discussions about who should be given the opportunity and responsibility to succeed President Barack Obama. The...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
20 percent women, 100 percent effective
Senator Patty Murray, D-Wash., once said her experience as a preschool teacher was excellent training for Congress. As many on Capitol Hill are mugging for the press pool, proud of their political brinkmanship, a small group of female senators (...
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
25 Other Senior Government Jobs Never Held by a Woman
President Obama's nomination of the qualified, prescient, and eminently deserving Janet Yellen as the chairman (chairwoman?) of the Federal Reserve yesterday will make her — if confirmed — the first woman in history to hold the position. It's far...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
2014 Elections in India Set Bait for Women's Vote
A brand-new grain subsidy ration card that requires women be listed as head of the household is one boon. One beleaguered woman said the food security it brings her could be a means of escaping an abusive husband. BANGALORE, India (WOMENSENEWS)-- "...