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Women Politicians

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...

How Texas Senator Wendy Davis REALLY Won the Vote

Alexia Parks | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver
Alexia Parks

The news media made Texas state Senator Wendy Davis an overnight hero by reporting on her 11-hour filibuster, and the surprise defeat of a restrictive...

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...

Colorado Women Want Women to Run

Pat Waak | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Pat Waak

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.

Robin Kelly Winning Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Seat Is a Textbook Case for Women Politicians

Rebecca Sive | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

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.

Girl Power: The Case for Women in Politics

Laela Zaidi | Posted 04.23.2013 | Teen
Laela Zaidi

We must make it a priority to empower young girls with the idea that they have just as much of a place in leadership as their male counterparts, in politics and beyond.

Why Aren't Women Voting for Women?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.28.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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.

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...

Emerge America Is Putting More Women in Office

Jesse Seaver | Posted 08.07.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

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.

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts About Women and Equality

Charlotte Laws | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Charlotte Laws

Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?

We Need More Heels Running Around Capitol Hill

Abby Huntsman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

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?

Are Female Voters to Blame for the Failure of Female Candidates?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

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?

WHY 2012: Women's Historic Year

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

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.

Bypassing the Playbook: Bachmann's Missed Opportunities

Barbara Lee | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Barbara Lee

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.

Do Power Women Come In Pairs?

ForbesWoman | Posted 01.20.2012 | Women

Out of just 90 women (16.8%) currently serving in the U.S. Congress, two of them are sisters. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), who was elected to the House in ...

How Much Do Female Politicians Effect Young Girls' Goals?

Posted 01.18.2012 | Women

Increased presence and visibility of female politicians in local government raises the academic performance and career aspirations of young women in I...

A Call to Women in 2012

Katie Groke Ellis | Posted 03.12.2012 | Denver
Katie Groke Ellis

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.

Standing Up to Street Harassment

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.29.2011 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Here are three things to think about before we continue to tell our daughters to ignore a lifetime of "cat" calls, sexually explicit comments and sexist remarks.

Mitt's Stimulating Package

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

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.

WATCH: Rebecca Traister And Nora Ephron Talk Women In Politics

Posted 08.16.2011 | Women

With a presidential election year on the horizon, and the last election still vivid in our minds, how women fair in politics is always a ripe topic fo...

For Less Weiner, Elect More Women

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

For most political women, it was hard enough to get elected in the first place; they're not going to jeopardize what they worked so hard for by flashing the internet with some bikini shots.

Why Aren't There More Women In Office?

Melinda J. Rising | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Melinda J. Rising

The nagging question is, why do so few women feel qualified or confident in running for elective office? And when a woman does run, why don't more women vote for her?

Today's Female Leaders Have Chutzpah, But What Happened To Class?

Michele Willens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Willens

Helen Gahagan Douglas, unlike this current crop of candidates, was a political role model for women when there were very few.

Women And The 2008 Election: A New Majority

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

While some celebrated that New Hampshire just became the first state to have a majority of women legislators in one of their chambers, the question to ask is, why are they the only ones?