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Female Politicians

A Question for Voters: What Does it Take to be a Leader?

Tim Ward | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Ward

With elections forthcoming -- mid term in the US, and local elections in Canada -- the question "What does it takes to be a leader?" ought to be on our minds.

Howard Fineman

It's All About Southern Women In The 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Southern women are different," says Garden & Gun, the cheeky lifestyle magazine out of Charleston, S.C. "They're forever entangled ...

Empowering Women With Our Voices and Our Votes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

With a record number of female candidates running and with women making up 53 percent of the vote, we were able to elect a record number of women to Congress. My hope is that we can do this once again in 2014. Because this isn't just about numbers -- it's also about policies.

There Won't Be Equal Numbers Of Men And Women In Congress Until 2121

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), we'll have to wait another 100 years to see gender parity in Congress -- unless somethi...

The Republican Strategy Against Hillary Clinton for 2016

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

How Clinton handles the inevitable swipes at her personality, the character of her husband, and Benghazi will determine whether or not she can win the election in 2016.

Facial Features Just May Affect Women's Odds Of A Political Win

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.15.2014 | Science

As more female politicians vie for seats in Congress and the one in the Oval Office, it's increasingly clear that factors unrelated to their political...

GOP Female Candidate Recruiter Clueless About Party's Problem With Women

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman tasked with recruiting women candidates to run for the House couldn't identify a reason for why her party has recruited few...

Marianne Williamson Announces Run for Congress

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Tabby Biddle

Marianne Williamson announced her run for Congress at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA on October 20th, 2013. She is running for the U.S Hous...

Where Are the 'Bad' Girls?: Why More Female Politcians Engaged in Scandal Might Be a Good Thing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Until female politicians are engaged in scandal to the same extent as men and treated equally when their indignities are revealed, we cannot claim to have achieved parity in politics.

Would You Ever Run For Public Office? (POLL)

Posted 07.17.2013 | MarloThomas

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How Male And Female Politicians Are Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different? Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistan...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Tumblr Star

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.28.2013 | Women

Supreme Court Justice and glass-ceiling breaker Ruth Bader Ginsburg can now add another worthy accomplishment to her resumé: Tumblr star. The second ...

Female Politicians' Clothing: Does It Affect What Voters Really Think?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style

In almost any profession, how you appear -- specifically, how you are dressed -- makes an impact. But do women's clothing choices matter more than men...

STUDY: Is This Actually Hurting Women In Politics?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women

In an essay published in May, New York senator Kirsten Gillbrand emphasized the importance of increasing the number of women in politics. "Women’s v...

What Can We Learn From Female Leaders?

Posted 04.12.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, the world lost of one of its most notable leaders when M...

5 Reasons Why Women Aren't Even Thinking Of Running For Office

Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.02.2013 | Women

When you tally who hold the positions of power, it becomes clear that women mostly don't. According to the Rutgers Center for American Women and Polit...

Should New Hampshire's New Leaders Talk About Being Moms?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Amanda Hess for Slate New Hampshire has gone full matriarchy. Next year, the state will be run by two female senators, three female repr...

Has 'Vogue' Overdone It With Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women

Vogue's recent profile of congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, written by Jacob Weisberg, lists her well-known professional achievements, from beco...

Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.01.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Secretary of State extraordinaire and all around political superstar, Hillary Rodham Clinton. On this joyous occasion, we wer...

Margaret Wheeler Johnson

INFOGRAPHIC: Meet The Women Running For Congress In November

HuffingtonPost.com | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Women

"Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in Congress?... I think it’s fair to say: That is almost guaranteed." ...

Maria, Daughter of Immigrants: New Memoir Traces Historic Latina Political Journey

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Jeff Biggers

When San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote at the DNC, few observers outside of Texas probably knew about the pioneering role of an earlier generation of community activists.

America Lagging Behind in Female Political Representation

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

As female representation in the United States slips even lower, one has to ask whether women will ever experience the political strength found in other democracies.

Are Political Women Being 'Pornified?'

Salon | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

"Vanity Fair"’s short profile of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough ostensibly depicts them as a dynamic duo reminisc...

Deal With It, Girlfriends: Bill Clinton Teaches Women Candidates How to Win

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Ms. Candidate: Whatever your religion -- or even if you don't have one -- and whatever your sins (and face it, you've got them; we all do), you, too, can convert them to the benefit of others. Just follow Bill Clinton's lead.

26 Things Hillary Clinton Thinks About You

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.22.2012 | Women

1. She thinks you should open your eyes and see what the world has to offer. 2. She wants you to know that if you don't hurry up, you're going to m...