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Sexism in Politics

Actual Politician: ‘The Real Movement In America Should Be Male Lives Matter’

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 07.12.2016 | Women

Mike Huckabee believes that “all lives matter” ― and now the former governor of Arkansas has taken the misguided response to the Black Lives Mat...

The Election And The Death Throes Of White Male Power

The Cut | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women
The Cut

Imagine Ted Cruz or Donald Trump or Marco Rubio in office with a Republican Congress and Supreme Court seats to fill. Voting: restricted. Immigration: halted. Abortion: banned. Equal pay: unprotected. Same-sex marriage: overturned.

GOP State Senator Dismisses Opponent As Only A 'Doctor' And 'Mother'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

A Virginia Republican state senator wants voters to know he thinks his Democratic opponent is inexperienced -- by highlighting that she's a mother. St...

If Hillary Were as Bad as Trump

Kristine Holmgren | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Kristine Holmgren

My mother once told me a girl's reputation is worth her weight in lipstick and I believed her. Not so much for boys, I guess. If Donald Trump is a...

Michigan State Rep. Talks About Everyday Sexism In Politics

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women

Michigan State Representative Kristy Pagan is no stranger to the obstacles faced by women in politics. In a HuffPost Live conversation Monday, Pagan d...

When You Don't Click With Your Boss, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | Home

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a less than ideal professional relationship with her former boss, Howell Raines, she said, ...

Arianna Talks Obama's Kamala Harris Comments On ABC's 'This Week'

Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

Arianna discussed the controversy surrounding comments made by President Obama on California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Obama had called Harris "...

'Vote For The Cute One,' Political Group Urges Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.01.2012 | Women

When in doubt about who to vote for, women simply choose the more attractive candidate, right ladies? Hmm... not so much. But that's the message that ...

What's Really Sexist? The Way President Obama Talks About Budgets

Dominique Browning | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Dominique Browning

While the kerfuffle over whether the Bachmann Newsweek cover is sexist flaps on, here's where the real sexist talk is going on: in the Obama camp. We'...

Christine Lagarde, French Finance Minister: 'Women Are Better Politicians Than Men'

Telegraph | Henry Samuel in Paris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mrs Lagarde, said that her 30-year career as a high-flying lawyer and the world's most powerful female finance minister left her convinced that men's ...

The Case of Jennifer Brunner: Does Ohio Reject Women Candidates?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Why are Ohio political leaders on both sides of the aisle deliberately keeping women out of higher office?

Brunner and Hanabusa: Great Female Candidates Ignored and Rejected

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Strange winds are blowing from Washington to Ohio to Hawaii. Why do national committees continue to tilt the playing field in favor of male candidates, without clear justification?

Putting your money where your mouth is: Supporting women across the aisle

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Will 2010 go down in history as the "Anti-Year of the Woman?" Given the track record for women candidates already this year, I would say it's a disti...

Will Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Experience Sexist Attacks?

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I would bet dollars to donuts that Kagan will be raked over the coals and accused of lacking experience -- simply because she's a woman.

The Morning After

Nora Ephron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nora Ephron

I forget how white Republicans are, and mean-spirited, and thin-lipped. I watch them and I think, is anyone buying this? Does anyone think we're better off today? That we're "winning" the war? Does anyone really think that executive experience trumps wisdom and intellect?