Have We Learned Nothing From 2016 About How to Cover Women in Politics?

“No sooner had Elizabeth Warren (all but) announced her 2020 presidential candidacy than the same old sexist narratives began: “How does Warren avoid a Clinton redux—written off as too unlikable before her campaign gets off the ground?” wondered a now much-shared and much-eye-roll-inducing Politico report published on New Year’s Eve. On Thursday, on the occasion of Nancy Pelosi becoming only the second person in American history to be named Speaker of the House again after losing the title, Politico weighed in with an op-ed that could have been titled “How to Be Speaker for Dummies”: “How to Talk so Trump Will Listen: A GOP Guide for Pelosi” . . . as if she might be clueless to the art of bipartisan compromise after more than 30 years in Congress. In other news, it appears at least some members of the media have learned exactly nothing from recent history”…

An interesting piece by Michelle Ruiz. Continue reading here

American Women in Politics


“‘I wasn’t planning on running, and then I woke up that morning feeling guilty … because I have so much to offer.’

McClure once battled homelessness as a single mother. But her determination and grit through the years earned her a job as a grassroots organizer, a home for her family and, eventually, gave her the nerve to run for office. Last fall, she was one of the thousands of black women who helped deliver victory for Doug Jones — the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the US Senate in 21 years”…


A beautifully written piece by Brooke Baldwin. Watch the video and read more here

Women in politics are the new normal

“The midterm elections saw a cascade of historical firsts for women, as the first Muslim women (Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Democrat Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American former refugee in Minnesota) and Texas’ first Latinas (Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia) will be joining the House, and Republican Marsha Blackburn became the first woman elected to the Senate from Tennessee. A record number of women — at least 118, possibly more, after all the tallies are in — will serve in the 116th Congress when it is seated in January”…


Read the rest of this opinion piece here

Down With the Year of the Woman

“I know that when I hear 2018 called the Year of the Woman, I am supposed to huddle with my girlfriends, preferably over rosé, and celebrate the historic number of female candidates in the midterm elections. And yet, I have to confess that the term bums me out.

Really? I think whenever I hear it. We only get a year?”… 


Interesting take on this years election; read more here

What’s the difference between women and men in politics?

“Americans generally want more women in politics, in part because they say women will govern differently, but they also see obstacles for women reaching office, according to a new Pew poll.

In the new study conducted by Pew Research, two-thirds of people believe it’s easier for men to be elected for high political office than women (5%). A little over a quarter say there’s no difference. Men are more likely to say there’s no difference in the difficulty of being elected (33%) than women (23%)”…
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