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Thursday, July 18, 2019
How we can help women in politics overcome the 'cash ceiling'
By Tanya Nayler, Ottawa recently hosted Canada’s first-ever gathering of female first ministers for a candid discussion of the barriers for women entering and succeeding in politics. While Canada has had more than 300 first ministers in its history...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Americans say they would vote for a woman, but …
By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, A record number of women are running for president in 2020, and now two women look like serious contenders for the presidential nomination — Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, both of whom rose in the polls after strong...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Why sexist coverage of women in politics matters
By Dustin Harp, “The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at Fresh Pond, the reservoir near her house in Cambridge, Mass. It was a sunny day in February, a couple of weeks after Warren ...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Thinking of running in 2020? Lessons learned from women who ran for congress in 2018
By Julie Dolan and Paru Shah, There’s a great deal of excitement leading up to the 2020 elections, in part because of the unprecedented numbers of women running for President. But candidates are also making history elsewhere, more quietly and...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The odds of a woman president just went up
By Elizabeth Ralph, We’re way more likely to have a woman president in 2020 than ever before. I know, you’re thinking, isn’t that just because there are six women in the presidential race right now — the most in history? Not so fast: Simple...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
In Tunisia, more women in office can make all the difference
By Lindsay J. Benstead, In Tunisia, 47 percent of seats in the 2018 municipal assembly elections are now held by women. This increase is due in part to a constitutionally-mandated electoral gender quota. Women are running for — and winning — elected...
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Women in politics in Jerusalem
Despite attempts to portray Israel as a progressive country with equal rights and opportunity for all, we still have a way to go to make that a reality. Sure, we can host awesome gay pride events and tout the first Druze navigator or Arab chairman...
Friday, July 05, 2019
It’s a question no one says they want to ask. But the women running for President keep hearing it.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Some people whisper it, some apologize for it, and some are very careful to mention their neighbors — their neighbors would be the ones to ask. “Do you really think a woman could be elected president?” In ways subtle and overt,...
Friday, June 28, 2019
The inescapable challenge of talking while female
By Adrienne Green, At first, it seemed like the Democrats’ first primary debate would be an exercise in politeness. As the candidates tried to introduce themselves and their agendas to potential voters, minutes went by without so much as a small...
Friday, June 28, 2019
Democrats, it’s time to believe in women again
By Michelle Goldberg, Last Friday, at Representative James Clyburn’s fish fry in Columbia, South Carolina, I met Sharon Hamill, a 59-year-old insurance agent who was still deciding who to support in the Democratic primary. She told me she liked...
Friday, June 28, 2019
It’s too lonely at the top for women in government
By Annie Osborne, Women make up only 6.6 percent of heads of state globally. While record numbers of women are running for, and being elected to public office, women are still drastically underrepresented at the top levels of political leadership....
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
The strange tale of the first woman to run for President
By Carol Felsenthal, As Hillary Clinton’s official campaign announcement nears, expect much more talk about the historical importance of a woman becoming president—it was, after all, a precedent-shattering approach that helped deliver Barack Obama...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
I’m pregnant and forced to choose between being an MP and a mum
By Stella Creasy, Labour MP Even when you’ve spent a lifetime fighting for equality, you can still be floored by the way discrimination manifests itself. I never thought parliament would tell me to choose between being an MP and being a mum. My...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Why is it so hard for Labour to find a woman to be leader?
By Suzanne Moore, On Sunday night, I may have watched some men in suits talking nonsense. I may have been in the pub. I may have fallen asleep because the Tory-leadership candidate who is actually going to win couldn’t be arsed to turn up. Such is...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
It’s time for women in politics to adopt the strategy of their opponents
By Ana Stevenson, For more than a century, the same tactics and tropes have been used against women in politics. Now they must turn the tables. In spring 1919, Congress adopted the 19th Amendment. Ratification came more than a year later on Aug. 18...
Monday, June 10, 2019
Women take on challenges and win
She was the daughter of a barber and grew up in a New England mill town. In an effort to save for a college education, she began working for wages at the age of 13; it was not enough. After high school, she worked in office jobs for a telephone...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Canada: Where have all the female premiers gone?
By Jennifer Hollett, Politics is the worst. It needs to be said. We can’t have an honest conversation about getting more women in politics without acknowledging this. I know it first hand, as I’ve run for office one and a half times. The first time...
Thursday, June 06, 2019
Why longer lives mean the future of US politics is female
By Nick Fouriezos, Women live longer than men. And in the realm of politics, simply sticking around has an advantage, as seniority often dictates power — particularly in Congress and state legislatures. But that hasn’t helped women traditionally....