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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Hillary Clinton’s “Likable” comment is a swipe at how people talk about women leaders
By Mehreen Kasana, More often than not, "likability" tests haunt women in politics more than their male colleagues. Most recently, pundits wondered aloud if Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced that she was exploring a 2020...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Have we learned nothing from 2016 about how to cover women in politics?
By Michelle Ruiz, 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...
Friday, December 28, 2018
How significant are women in Nigerian politics?
In recent years all over the world, a new dimension of women in politics emerged . More and more women have now been entering into politics. Conventional politics reflected male concerns and hence women were notably absent in politics.Welfare...
Friday, December 28, 2018
How female candidates and leaders are flipping the script on gender
By Eva Barboni, For years, women candidates have been advised to downplay their gender, to dress in a gender-neutral way, and to avoid talking too much about “women’s issues.” In many cases, this was the right strategy. With public opinion still...
Monday, November 19, 2018
How many husbands control the votes of their wives? We'll never know
By Rebecca Solnit, Progressive organizer Annabel Park told the story that made me start to wonder. “I can’t stop thinking about this woman I met while doorknocking for Beto in Dallas,” Annabel wrote on social media a few days before the midterm...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
How I learned to embrace power as a woman in Washington
By Wendy R. Sherman, In 2011, when I heard that Bill Burns was going to be named deputy secretary of state under Secretary Hillary Clinton, I called Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s chief of staff. I wanted to let her know I was interested in replacing Bill...
Friday, August 31, 2018
How to celebrate a complicated win for women
There’s a historical haze confounding plans to observe the coming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It descends, first, in definitions: “That’s the one that guaranteed a right to vote to all American women, right...
Monday, March 02, 2015
Happy March 8th (S vas’-MIM MAR-ta) to Russia
By Jillian Smith,  “S vas’-MIM MAR-ta!” (Happy March 8th!) will be an oft-repeated phrase in Russia this Sunday as the country – and the rest of the world – celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD).  Russian men will treat special ladies in their...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
How Presidents Talk About Women in SOTU Speeches, USA
Since the 1920s, the addresses have gone from nearly all-"men" affairs to a roughly equal gender footing. Though contraception is rarely mentioned in State of the Union addresses, it might make an appearance tonight, since President Obama is...
Friday, November 08, 2013
How to Secure the Gains Afghan Women Have Made
The women of Afghanistan today aren’t the same women of 2001. They’ve expanded their access to health care, education, justice, and political power. As Inclusive Security Action’s Michelle Barsa noted Tuesday in a congressional hearing, “Afghan...