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Gender in Politics

Gender in Presidential Politics: Changing the Conversation

Barbara Lee | Posted 04.23.2015 | 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.

Loretta Lynch Is Qualified, But Will The Skeptics Derail Her?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

Loretta Lynch endured her attorney general confirmation hearing on Wednesday, fielding questions from Senate Republicans about immigration, marijuana ...

Women and the Political Landscape: Unraveling Perplexing Issues

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Who gets to decide what the narrative for women in politics really is? Is it the female candidates who choose to run? The media that interprets them to the public? The platforms they align themselves with?

Rick Perry's Men-Only Fundraiser Dinner

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Guess who's not coming to dinner? In an invitation circulating this week, Governor Rick Perry is inviting some of his closest, wealthiest friends to a "Wild Game" dinner in Houston--just not their wives.

Women Need an Establishment of Their Own

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

As a former Congressional candidate, I can tell you it's tough out there for women. In fact, it's more than tough - what women candidates experience c...