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How Women Are Portrayed in Media: Do You See Progress?

Caroline Turner | Posted 03.04.2016 | Women
Caroline Turner

My observation is that there has been a slight but positive shift in how women are portrayed in media. I see powerful women anchors on respected television news shows and some of the morning network news programs.

Breaking News: U.S. Now Ranks 79th in World for Women's Political Participation

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

This is The Year of the Woman. Again. As a result of Tuesday's elections, the 113th Congress will include the highest number of women senators ever: 20. Hate to be a killjoy but the truth is that even with this improvement women are still woefully underrepresented in this country.

'C' Suites: We Need More Women!

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Katie Groke Ellis

Studies show that when you bring women into leadership positions, women make companies better. That's not just good for the bottom line, that's good for all of us.

Why a Woman's Agenda Means More Than Her Gender

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.20.2012 | Impact
Lori Sokol

The "I Can Be... President" Barbie doll is poised to give hope to young girls around the world. The media can now join young girls around the world by focusing more on the important qualities required for a woman to become president, such as ambition, confidence, and courage.

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

Women Leaders Behind the Headlines

K. Sujata | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

While leadership is important at the highest echelons, we also need strong women at the community level. I'm encouraged by the programs here in Chicago that engage women as grassroots leaders.

The White House Project: Making Women's Leadership A Social Norm

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

The White House Project, a non-profit organization, aims to advance women's leadership in all communities and sectors.

The Politics of Motherhood

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Few things are more resistant to change than the cultural ideal of a woman fulfilling her role as a wife and mother.

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?

The End of Men? Reports Are Greatly Exaggerated

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Our evolving global economy is demanding new skills and roles for both men and women, the question is not whether the new era favors women over men but how each must adapt to new demands and realities.

Meryl Streep, Megan Mullally & More Attend The White House Project EPIC Awards (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On a warm Wednesday night in New York, powerful women turned out in droves for The White House Project's 2010 EPIC Awards to celebrate women's leaders...

In an Era of Soft Power, a Way Forward for Women

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Indra Adnan

What do women offer politics that is currently missing and would benefit everyone? Would gender balanced politics deliver a softer, smarter style of governance than the hard-powered style we have come to see as normal?

How About Them Red Sox?

Marie C. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie C. Wilson

The way the Red Sox represent the psyche of a state is known to all. This is not state-specific. Sports play a huge role in politics and life. And that's where Coakley dropped the ball.

Women as Peacemakers

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tabby Biddle

While I agree that women, like men, are competitive and have a strong warrior spirit, I do think there is a difference in how those characteristics get played out.

Do Women Need Their Own Space?

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Indra Adnan

Working alongside the men, rather than in the room next door, seemed to us the best way to reach the Downing Street Project's goal -- not just the women.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

This Wednesday:Will we be Citizens Again?

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lorelei Kelly

No matter what happens on Tuesday, the Obama campaign will have revisited a lost ideology of citizenship for Americans that has enormous potential for our nation.

Nature Abhors a Vacuum but so do Wingnuts: The Bailout and our National Security

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Conservative lip service to ideas like free markets and a strong defense produced neither. These "values" were never actually turned into priorities for policy making.

Sarah Palin: The Wrong Kind Of Woman?

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Should these "women's groups" be seeking to advance women, any and all women, into positions of power or any candidate, male or female, who agrees with their politics?

Goodbye 'Mush' -- Don't Come Back

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Aside from senior army generals, the wealthy elite, and a handful of fat cat politicians, the widely hated Musharraf was left with almost no support at home.

The Democratic Convention...and a Front Seat to Women's Issues

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

Hillary Clinton didn't clinch the nomination, yet her impact on the process has been indisputable. There is a great deal for women to celebrate.

Women Get Respect -- Part 2

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

For countless women, Gloria Steinem is the personification of their own struggle with gender issues. From the stage, she paid homage to women of accomplishment in their respective fields that were in the audience.

Tim Meets The Ladies

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's not that there are never women on Meet The Press, and it's also not rare for the opening panel to consist homogeneously of one sex. It's just damned rare for that one sex to be female.