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Before the Vote: A Tale of Two Glorias Speaking Out, Standing Up and Voting

Michele Weldon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Michele Weldon

In these final days before the presidential election, pollsters have asserted it is the 55 million single women in this country who will carry the victor to the White House.

Women! Want More? Vote More!

Kamala Lopez | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Kamala Lopez

Did you know that if simply the women registered to vote actually voted, the impact would be decisive? Studies show that the female vote, if exercised, would be a game changer.

Why Obama Will Win

Judy Frankel | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Many voters who would not otherwise vote will march to the polling booths on November 6th if for no other reason than because Obama has a better position on women's issues than Romney.

Woo What Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With the election looming, we decided to write this one together. Call it our endorsement.

The First Woman to Run for President

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.26.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With the election looming and "the women's vote" more courted then ever, t...

Dear Women: Wake the F**k Up

Stefanie Iris Weiss | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Stefanie Iris Weiss

If you're in your reproductive years, you should be running around with your hair on fire, screaming.

Meghan McCain's Vagina Takes Center Stage As Maverick's Daughter Talks Voting Records, Women's Rights

Posted 10.19.2012 | Women

Meghan McCain has never been afraid to speak her mind. The outspoken daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain has been turning up more than normal ...

On Presidents, Aprons and Second Shifts

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

I'm starting to wonder if this presidential election might hinge on aprons.

The Real Fight Is Just Beginning

Kristina M. Getty | Posted 12.16.2012 | Denver
Kristina M. Getty

There's still time to get involved in this year's election and there's never been a better, or more important time to do so. Remember, if you don't vote, you don't get to complain, but you are also doing an injustice for all U.S. women who for so long couldn't.

Stop the Tug-of-War Over Women. We're Too Smart for That.

Alecia DeCoudreaux | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Alecia DeCoudreaux

We are not content with only one Year of the Woman. We want women to participate in governing every day of every year.

Women Are the Deciders, But for Which Candidate? An Interview With Pollster Celinda Lake

Martha Burk | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

emale voters want solid answers to real concerns, and Tuesday night will be the last best chance for both candidates to appeal to them. And what do these majority voters want?

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden, Post-Debate, Appeals To Women's Vote | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after firing up the Democratic base with a debate performance designed to do just that, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday kept th...

A Labor Day Conversation With Hilda Solis

Martha Burk | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Unemployment is stuck above 8 percent, and many of the jobs that have come back are lower level than the ones lost. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, the first Latina to hold that post, is optimistic.

Mitt Romney Mentioned Me HOW Many Times Last Night?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

By reducing all parents to mothers, and all women to mothers, candidates diminish and dismiss us, even as they are heaping us with praise.

Ann Romney's RNC Speech Will Be Televised in Blatant Pursuit of the Women Vote

Brittney Bullock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Brittney Bullock

Apparently, Romney believes that with the appearance of Ann, coupled with his often-derailed focus on talking about the economy, women will begin to come over to his side. But what Mitt fails to realize is that it's policy that wins women over.

Battle For Key Demographic Shifts To Forefront Of Race

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

ARVADA, Colo. — A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in rece...

Are Women Equal Yet? An Interview With Carolyn Maloney

Martha Burk | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Martha Burk

Carolyn Maloney most recently hit the news when she asked: "Where are the women?" before walking out of a Congressional hearing on contraception that featured an all-male panel. I talked with her this month on my radio show.

Laura Bassett

New Online Tool Touts Obama's Pro-Women Policies | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama vie for the crucial women's vote in the upcoming presidential electi...

It's Not Abortion Politics, It's Breadwinning Politics

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

I am not sure the Obama campaign understands fully that many women care more about their access to wages than their access to abortions, but Obama does understand the two issues are inextricably linked. And it's showing in his polling with all women.

What's at Stake for Women 2012: An Interview With Nancy Pelosi

Martha Burk | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Martha Burk

"[Republicans] run against me because I'm effective. They came in massively against us because they feared what we were trying to do for women and men in the workplace -- and it has an impact."

The XX Voting Bloc

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.06.2012 | Media
Rachel Sklar

It's barely two months old, but 2012 has already been incredibly interesting -- and specifically, interesting for women. Now, more than ever before, women are positioned to be a hugely decisive engine of political power.

Cameroon's Kah Walla on Her Candidacy, the Arab Spring and More

Stephenie Foster | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Stephenie Foster

"There is a single unavoidable issue in Africa and it is the issue of governance. Without responsible citizens who build systems that can hold their governments accountable, we will be unable to make our way out of poverty."

Women's Rights at Stake: Why Iowa Feminists Should Caucus for President Obama

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

American women face a stark choice in the Iowa caucuses: re-elect feminist President Barack Obama who has advanced equality or caucus for a Republican who pledges to roll back generations of progress. 

GOP Candidate Has Women Problems

Marion Patch | Scott Raynor | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's woman problems may be creating women problems. Heading into Saturday's Iowa debate, Gingrich's overall poll numbers may have surged...

Gloria Steinem Talks Women's Progress, Aging Well At TEDxWomen

Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem, author, activist and co-founder of Ms. Magazine, sat down with the Huffington Post’s Amanda Fairbanks in New York to d...