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Womens Political Representation

In a Meritocracy, Sexism Is Shocking and Hard to Believe

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

We do not live in a meritocracy, not even in the most privileged corners of the country where diverse, academically driven kids enjoy access to what might legitimately be seen as unlimited opportunities. This idea deeply disturbs people.

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.

How Women Are Faring In 2012

YourTango | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women

Checking in with Women's Rights, in honor of Women's History Month 2012. March is National Women's History month-anointed so in order to empower to...

Sexual Violence Has No Place in Egypt's Public Forum

Nadya Khalife | Posted 02.19.2012 | World
Nadya Khalife

The Egyptian government and elections committee need to do far more to prevent sexual harassment and assaults, starting with recognizing how serious and common the problem is and ensuring that the attackers don't get away with it.

Elaine Marshall Wins Democratic Primary Runoff in Spite of the Political Establishment

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I just received the best news I've heard in a while: WCF-Endorsed Candidate Secretary Elaine Marshall has won the Democratic primary runoff for U.S....