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America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained

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December 6, 2018

America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained

Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes.

When she was in the Senate, Carol Moseley Braun got used to having her clothing scrutinized.

Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes.

When she was in the Senate, Carol Moseley Braun got used to having her clothing scrutinized.

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America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained

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Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes.

When she was in the Senate, Carol Moseley Braun got used to having her clothing scrutinized.

She remembers one incident in particular, she told Vox. “Women’s Wear Daily had me on its cover — actually a picture of my butt,” she said, “and it said, ‘this is what a Chanel sweater set should not look like.’”

Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes.

When she was in the Senate, Carol Moseley Braun got used to having her clothing scrutinized.

She remembers one incident in particular, she told Vox. “Women’s Wear Daily had me on its cover — actually a picture of my butt,” she said, “and it said, ‘this is what a Chanel sweater set should not look like.’”

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USA: A historic number of women were elected in 2018—these four are expected to run for president in 2020

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USA: A historic number of women were elected in 2018—these four are expected to run for president in 2020

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The 2018 midterm election included a wave of victories for female candidates and major upsets across the country.

The 2018 midterm election included a wave of victories for female candidates and major upsets across the country.

Indigenous congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland reflects on historic win

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November 30, 2018

Indigenous congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland reflects on historic win

Haaland was 1 of 2 Native American women to be elected to the U.S. congress on Tuesday

Haaland was 1 of 2 Native American women to be elected to the U.S. congress on Tuesday

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Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians

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Americans are more comfortable with women as executives than politicians

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Americans say they're more comfortable with a woman in a boardroom than in the White House, according to a recent survey by Kantar, a data and consultancy company. The findings were published on Tuesday at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Americans say they're more comfortable with a woman in a boardroom than in the White House, according to a recent survey by Kantar, a data and consultancy company. The findings were published on Tuesday at the Women Political Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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‘It’s changed me forever’: Here’s how women fueled a political shift in Mecklenburg

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Tuesday’s recount that ratified the election of Democrat Rachel Hunt to the North Carolina House underscored the success not only of female candidates but of the women who helped elect them.

Hunt, who defeated Republican Rep. Bill Brawley by 68 votes, will be one of 45 women in the 170-member General Assembly — the most in a decade.

Tuesday’s recount that ratified the election of Democrat Rachel Hunt to the North Carolina House underscored the success not only of female candidates but of the women who helped elect them.

Hunt, who defeated Republican Rep. Bill Brawley by 68 votes, will be one of 45 women in the 170-member General Assembly — the most in a decade.

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Abuse and sexism: Female MPs discuss barriers to women in politics

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Abuse, sexism and a lack of equality remain barriers to women looking to stand for election, according to a cross-party parliamentary panel.

Dozens of MPs pulled no punches in expressing how tough it still is for women to get into parliament as they invited their constituents to parliament to mark 100 years since the Qualification of Women Act.

Abuse, sexism and a lack of equality remain barriers to women looking to stand for election, according to a cross-party parliamentary panel.

Dozens of MPs pulled no punches in expressing how tough it still is for women to get into parliament as they invited their constituents to parliament to mark 100 years since the Qualification of Women Act.

GOP is trying to figure out why it has almost no women in Congress

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November 23, 2018

GOP is trying to figure out why it has almost no women in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally.