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Hillary Clinton: Male Candidates Don't Get Grief Over Smiling, Shouting

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded Monday night to critics who have accused her of not smiling enough and shou...

Bob Woodward's Problems With Hillary Clinton Definitely Aren't Sexist, No Sir

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.03.2016 | Media

Bob Woodward seems to think running for president should be a relaxing experience, judging by his criticism of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. The veter...

Ohio Politician Suggests His 'Young Gal' Opponent Can't Handle Elected Office

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

A prominent Ohio politician is questioning whether his female opponent is fit to serve, saying in a recent interview that she might not be up to the j...

Female Public Officials: Still Some Glass Ceilings Left to Break

Ashley Mae Hunt | Posted 12.21.2016 | Women
Ashley Mae Hunt

Over the weekend, women in Saudi Arabia were able to vote for the first time, as well as participate in local elections as candidates. Yep, you read that right. Until Saturday, women in Saudi Arabia weren't able to run for elected office, let alone vote.

Carly, Hillary And The 'B*tch' Factor

Carol Vallone Mitchell | Posted 12.07.2016 | Women
Carol Vallone Mitchell

We all know the dynamic. While men are applauded for being assertive, driving, independent and self-confident, women demonstrating those same leadership qualities are labeled "pushy," "brusque" and "overbearing." Put bluntly, they are considered b*tches.

Prediction: Trump vs Sanders in 2016

Judy Frankel | Posted 10.05.2016 | Entertainment
Judy Frankel

Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.

Gender in Presidential Politics: Changing the Conversation

Barbara Lee | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Barbara Lee

As longtime observers and analysts of women's political progress, we look forward to seeing how a gender-forward election season unfolds. Instead of clichés and easy headlines about pantsuits and catfights, we must see serious and nuanced discussion, drawing on a growing body of research about gender in politics.

She-Span: The Public Art Project That's Celebrating The Women In Congress

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts

"I was thrilled to be labeled a feminist vigilante artist!" Stephanie Rudig explained in an interview with HuffPost. "I really do need to get that pri...

Why Are Women Being Erased?

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani

There's a weird and disconcerting trend that I've noticed in the past few weeks. Women are being erased. From boardrooms to politics -- and this month, history.

A Question for Voters: What Does it Take to be a Leader?

Tim Ward | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Ward

With elections forthcoming -- mid term in the US, and local elections in Canada -- the question "What does it takes to be a leader?" ought to be on our minds.

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Empowering Women With Our Voices and Our Votes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

With a record number of female candidates running and with women making up 53 percent of the vote, we were able to elect a record number of women to Congress. My hope is that we can do this once again in 2014. Because this isn't just about numbers -- it's also about policies.

There Won't Be Equal Numbers Of Men And Women In Congress Until 2121

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), we'll have to wait another 100 years to see gender parity in Congress -- unless somethi...

The Republican Strategy Against Hillary Clinton for 2016

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

How Clinton handles the inevitable swipes at her personality, the character of her husband, and Benghazi will determine whether or not she can win the election in 2016.

Facial Features Just May Affect Women's Odds Of A Political Win

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

As more female politicians vie for seats in Congress and the one in the Oval Office, it's increasingly clear that factors unrelated to their political...

GOP Female Candidate Recruiter Clueless About Party's Problem With Women

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman tasked with recruiting women candidates to run for the House couldn't identify a reason for why her party has recruited few...

Marianne Williamson Announces Run for Congress

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Marianne Williamson announced her run for Congress at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on October 20th, 2013. She is running for the U.S House o...

Where Are the 'Bad' Girls?: Why More Female Politcians Engaged in Scandal Might Be a Good Thing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Until female politicians are engaged in scandal to the same extent as men and treated equally when their indignities are revealed, we cannot claim to have achieved parity in politics.

Would You Ever Run For Public Office? (POLL)

Posted 07.17.2013 | Home

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How Male And Female Politicians Are Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different? Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistan...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Tumblr Star

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

Supreme Court Justice and glass-ceiling breaker Ruth Bader Ginsburg can now add another worthy accomplishment to her resumé: Tumblr star. The second ...

Female Politicians' Clothing: Does It Affect What Voters Really Think?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style

In almost any profession, how you appear -- specifically, how you are dressed -- makes an impact. But do women's clothing choices matter more than men...

STUDY: Is This Actually Hurting Women In Politics?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

In an essay published in May, New York senator Kirsten Gillbrand emphasized the importance of increasing the number of women in politics. "Women’s v...

What Can We Learn From Female Leaders?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, the world lost of one of its most notable leaders when M...

5 Reasons Why Women Aren't Even Thinking Of Running For Office

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women

When you tally who hold the positions of power, it becomes clear that women mostly don't. According to the Rutgers Center for American Women and Polit...