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Marina Fang

Women Are Underrepresented In Politics, But It's Not For The Reason You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirty years ago, Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman named to a major party's presidential ticket when the then-New York congressw...

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...

Dear Wendy Davis: Please Stop Talking About Your 'Story'

Ann Daly, PhD | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Ann Daly, PhD

Narrative is a deeply engrained cultural process that defines, inflicts and enforces taboos against ambitious women. The narrative of a mom heading off to Harvard Law School was never going to fly.

Paris Mayoral Frontrunner Anne Hidalgo: 'I Choose Not to Blend In''

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Elisabeth Braw

"The fact that women run for Mayor of Paris is a sign of the times. There's nothing women can't do. Even so, I long for the day when gender doesn't matter in politics. What matters is who you are, what kind of citizen you are and what you campaign for. "

Young Women Don't Think They Want to Run

Kate Farrar | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
Kate Farrar

Women make up only 18.3 percent of Congress, ranking us 77th in the world for gender representation in politics. And that's not going to improve unless we take a hard look at why even today's young women demonstrate a political ambition gap.

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.

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.

A New Angle to Break Deadlock

Amb. Swanee Hunt | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics
Amb. Swanee Hunt

Women may be our best chance at breaking through disastrous partisan gridlock. In a dozen other settings, Washington women continually put aside partisanship to jointly lead caucuses or committees, dine together regularly, and take turns batting and fielding.

Obama's National Security Team: Back to the Good Old Boys?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

There's a distinct downside to choosing Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense: for the first time in decades, there will be no woman serving in any of the top four national security slots.

For Women and the Economy, A New Year, New Opportunities: What Would Warren Buffett Do?

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

According to Warren Buffett, women can save the U.S. economy -- but in order to do so, we must continue to open new opportunities for women.

Does Gender Identification Have a Place In Our Political System?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Perspectives impact rulings. Understanding other lives is not the forte of homogeneous groups. I am not talking about symbolic diversity. I am not talking about role models and success stories. I am talking about bringing a kind of life perspective to our political representation that will not find its way there on its own.

Joe Biden and Four Other Closet Male Feminists in Government

Liana Gamber Thompson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Liana Gamber Thompson

In 2012, women gained a record number of Senate seats. But are women the only ones who can bring a feminist agenda to Washington? Those on this list of secret male feminists have been working behind the scenes to enact legislation that supports women and equity.

Women's Health Should Take Center Stage in Kentucky

Dawn Laguens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan claim they want to help ease the burden on middle class Americans. Yet they both support out-of-touch policies that would harm women's health and economic well-being. It's something to keep in mind when Paul Ryan takes the stage tonight.

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.

Amanda Terkel

Will 2012 See More Women In State Legislatures?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While women are on track to increase their representation in Congress, their prospects are less certain in state legislatures. A rec...

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.

Amanda Terkel

Women Gave Less In Political Donations In 2010

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the 2010 elections, the number of women in Congress dropped for the first time in more than 30 years. A new report shows that it w...

10 Women Who Rule D.C.

Posted 03.21.2012 | Women

Washington D.C.’s political center has long had the reputation of being an old boys' club. And though it largely still is -- there are only 17 femal...

The War on Women

Gretchen Whitmer | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics
Gretchen Whitmer

The Republican war on women goes far beyond merely using derogatory terms. From the recent attacks on contraception to eliminating tax credits for single mothers, treating women as second class citizens has somehow become a policy platform for their party once again.

College Student Government: Where Are the Women?

Patricia Vanderbilt | Posted 05.05.2012 | College
Patricia Vanderbilt

While there are many female leaders of student groups on college campuses, student governments tend to be male-dominated. Closing the gender gap in U.S. politics can start on the college campus.

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.

Shades of Pink: Komen and Planned Parenthood

Deborah Stambler | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Deborah Stambler

Frankly, I am tired of this controversy. It's a private matter for women and those she chooses to share with. The laws in this country are not dictated by religious beliefs, no matter how powerful the beliefs of those running for public office.

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.

What the U.S. Can Learn from Women's Leadership Worldwide

Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Lee

The World Economic Fourm's 2010 Global Gender Gap Report shows that global competitiveness and per capita gross domestic product increase as a country's gender gap closes.

It's Time For A Corporate Women's Uprising

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

What will propel women to take a stand together? Who should the leaders of this movement be?