women politics

Across the region women are seeing the gains they thought they had secured wiped out.
Women U.S. Senators and the women who help run this governing branch made headlines recently for a seemingly mundane task: they came to work after a blizzard dumped more than two feet of snow on the nation's capital.
Women are underrepresented in 145 out of 145 countries.
The ridiculous suggestion that Hillary Clinton might not run for president because she is about to become a grandmother would
Conservatives may have "a relatively rigid cognitive style and an emphasis on traditional gender roles" that leads them to
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.
"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. "
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women currently hold 428 (265 Democrats, 151 Republicans, 11 nonpartisan and 1 independent) of the 1,971 state Senate seats