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Neither Gender Is an Island

Rachel Ryan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Despite feminism's reluctance to associate biological differences with social and psychological ones, this new study indicates that these differences are intimately related.

This Is Finally Happening For The Women Of The Senate

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.12.2013 | Women

The 20 women in the U.S. Senate are finally getting a larger ladies' room. Back in November, Senator Amy Klochubar (D-Minn.) reported that "traffi...

Sen. Claire McCaskill: What Happens At Female Senators' Dinners (VIDEO)

Posted 06.06.2013 | Women

Ever wonder what the most powerful women in government talk about when they get together for a bite to eat? At HuffPost's groundbreaking women's c...

Obama Hosting Female Senators For Dinner

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has invited the 20 women elected to the U.S. Senate for dinner at the White House on Tuesday...

My Valentine Invitation

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

I am hopeful that the combination of an unprecedented female leadership in Congress and the opportunity for our own voices to break through will make sure women's rights and status in society are fully equal to men's and truly secure all over the world.

Jennifer Bendery

Patty Murray: 'I Opened The Door' For Senate Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- You wouldn't know it by watching Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on the Senate floor Thursday, but history was being made and she was a big ...

Elise Foley

20 Women Make History In The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Amanda Terkel, Jennifer Bendery, Ryan Grim, Eliot Nelson and Laura Bassett contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from Nor...

Diane Sawyer Interviews (Nearly) Every Female Senator

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media

NEW YORK — With a record-breaking 20 female senators elected to serve in the next Congress, ABC News' Diane Sawyer gathered 19 of them for an in...

Where Are the Women in 2012? Running for Office!

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Rather than standing down, women are stepping forward in greater numbers than ever -- as activists, as donors, and as candidates. In fact, 2012 is actually poised to be a historic year for women candidates.

The Year of the Populist Woman

Mike Lux | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

If all or even most of this class of women senators were to win in 2012, it would be historic, easily the highest quality group of new women senators ever. Progressives should do everything we can to rally behind them and help carry them to victory.

In Committee: Women Senators, Reproductive Rights and the 2012 Elections

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Since women's political fate tends to be tied to the political fate of Democrats overall, next year's elections pose a very real threat to some of the most powerful pro-woman, pro-choice voices in Congress.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Women Face High Stakes In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While a majority of people who live in the United States are women, there are only 17 of them in the U.S. Senate. And if Americans turn ...

Let's Send Five Democratic Women to the Wisconsin State Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 10.03.2011 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

If they all win, the percentage of the Wisconsin state senate that are women will rise from around 25% to a third. That is the very essence of getting off the sidelines.

Female Senators Urge Saudi King To Let Women Drive

Huffington Post | Laura Stampler | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women

While most of Washington was stuck in the ideological gridlock of the debt ceiling debate, a bipartisan coalition of female Senators came together Tue...

Undermining the Pipeline: Caroline Kennedy's Lack of Experience

Bettina Duval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bettina Duval

You cannot elect women just because they are women --they must also be qualified and experienced. I've spent the last seven years spreading that message.