Inside and outside the political parties, women are the movers and shakers from the local to the national level. They provide the special connection to the voters that have moved the State of Colorado forward in its politics.
We benefit when women win. Women make good public officials: They care, they collaborate, and they fight for their communities. Congratulations, second district, for making a good decision for all of us.
Women, still judge other women -- simply put, continue to be judged against the standards initiated and maintained by men. And because many women therefore know quite well what it's like to feel judged, they then turn that judgment back on one another.
I am proud to live in a state where both of our Senators and 19 of the 53 Congressional Representatives are women.Compared to the rest of the country, California is far ahead in electing female politicians to federal office.
Today, as women represent more than 50 percent of the population, and after more than 90 years of having the right to vote, why are we not seeing an increasing number of women in politics, either running for office or in policy making?
Our country's inability to elect women to the highest or even second-highest office in the land begs the uncomfortable question: if women are the majority of American voters, then does the blame for the dearth of women leaders lie with women voters?
These are no longer isolated battles we are fighting. This is a war -- a war it's time we win by electing more pro-choice, Democratic women to Congress who will stand up for women's health and the policies women and families need.
She failed to capitalize on her gender as an asset or to take advantage of key changes in voter attitudes towards women candidates. Bachmann fell prey to many of the challenges facing women's campaigns for executive office.
Colorado leads the nation with 41 percent of the state legislature comprised of women. We can be proud of our leadership on women as elected officials, but there are other indicators that should give rise to real concern for the future.
The concern that really keeps me up at night? How Sarah Palin's "boobgate" and Hillary Clinton's cleavage are "distracting" to other politicians, who must all be men, since as far I know, breasts don't distract the majority of women.