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Should New Hampshire's New Leaders Talk About Being Moms?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Amanda Hess for Slate New Hampshire has gone full matriarchy. Next year, the state will be run by two female senators, three female repr...

Has 'Vogue' Overdone It With Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women

Vogue's recent profile of congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, written by Jacob Weisberg, lists her well-known professional achievements, from beco...

Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Secretary of State extraordinaire and all around political superstar, Hillary Rodham Clinton. On this joyous occasion, we wer...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet The Women Running For Congress In November | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

"Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in Congress?... I think it’s fair to say: That is almost guaranteed." ...

Maria, Daughter of Immigrants: New Memoir Traces Historic Latina Political Journey

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Jeff Biggers

When San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote at the DNC, few observers outside of Texas probably knew about the pioneering role of an earlier generation of community activists.

America Lagging Behind in Female Political Representation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

As female representation in the United States slips even lower, one has to ask whether women will ever experience the political strength found in other democracies.

Are Political Women Being 'Pornified?'

Salon | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

"Vanity Fair"’s short profile of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough ostensibly depicts them as a dynamic duo reminisc...

Deal With It, Girlfriends: Bill Clinton Teaches Women Candidates How to Win

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Ms. Candidate: Whatever your religion -- or even if you don't have one -- and whatever your sins (and face it, you've got them; we all do), you, too, can convert them to the benefit of others. Just follow Bill Clinton's lead.

26 Things Hillary Clinton Thinks About You

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

1. She thinks you should open your eyes and see what the world has to offer. 2. She wants you to know that if you don't hurry up, you're going to m...

LOOK: Political Women And Their Celebrity Dopplegangers

The Jane Dough | Posted 05.30.2012 | Women

Don’t lie: You've thought about which famous figures look like you. If you’re anything like me, you've made a point to repeat far too generous com...

Global Motherhood: The State Of The World's Soccer Moms

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

It's not that I'm not delighted to be a mother. I am. Parenting is a significant part of my life, but it's not the sum total of my being and not something that's part of most adult relationships outside my home.

Power Moms To Watch In 2012 | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents

Here are the moms you're going to see on the campaign trail this year in various roles -- they're ones we should all be watching!

In Race for US Senate in Maine, Record, not Gender, Matters Most to Women

Cynthia Dill | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

While you certainly don't have to be a woman to support women's rights, you do have to have a record of increasing the financial security of women and their families.

The Many Sides Of Hillary Clinton (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 04.13.2012 | Arts

We came across Sarah Ferguson's "Hillary & I" series a while back, and marveled at the coy and arresting paintings of the Secretary of State. We just ...

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts About Women and Equality

Charlotte Laws | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Charlotte Laws

Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?

We Need More Heels Running Around Capitol Hill

Abby Huntsman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Today, as women represent more than 50 percent of the population, and after more than 90 years of having the right to vote, why are we not seeing an increasing number of women in politics, either running for office or in policy making?

Are Female Voters to Blame for the Failure of Female Candidates?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Our country's inability to elect women to the highest or even second-highest office in the land begs the uncomfortable question: if women are the majority of American voters, then does the blame for the dearth of women leaders lie with women voters?

Sarah Palin's Sexy Surge

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

The politics of celebrity -- the sexy candidate phenomenon -- leapt from the big screen to the campaign trail. Many seem to presume that a charismatic candidate is automatically capable of being a great leader. That's a formula for success in Hollywood, but is it right for American politics?

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's Smart Advice For Mexico's First Female Presidential Candidate

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Women

By Torie Bosch (Click here for original article) Earlier this month, Josefina Vazquez Mota became Mexico's first female presidential candidate bac...

WHY 2012: Women's Historic Year

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

These are no longer isolated battles we are fighting. This is a war -- a war it's time we win by electing more pro-choice, Democratic women to Congress who will stand up for women's health and the policies women and families need.

Mitt's Stimulating Package

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

The concern that really keeps me up at night? How Sarah Palin's "boobgate" and Hillary Clinton's cleavage are "distracting" to other politicians, who must all be men, since as far I know, breasts don't distract the majority of women.

WATCH: Rebecca Traister And Nora Ephron Talk Women In Politics

Posted 08.16.2011 | Women

With a presidential election year on the horizon, and the last election still vivid in our minds, how women fair in politics is always a ripe topic fo...

Why Aren't There More Women In Office?

Melinda J. Rising | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda J. Rising

The nagging question is, why do so few women feel qualified or confident in running for elective office? And when a woman does run, why don't more women vote for her?

Why Can't Some Women Let The 'Mean Girls' Myth Go?

Laura Stepp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

Sometimes I despair over women's opinions about women. How can females move upward if they're always tearing each other down?

Today's Female Leaders Have Chutzpah, But What Happened To Class?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Helen Gahagan Douglas, unlike this current crop of candidates, was a political role model for women when there were very few.