Incumbency doesn’t protect women in the same way, Walmart moms, Women greener than men?

US
Where are the women? The 20 best (and worst) Congressional districts for female candidates 
Washington Post (blog) What I did not know, though, is that incumbency doesn’t protect women in quite the same way it does men, according to “Women & Congressional Elections: A Century of Change,” by Barbara Palmer.

Walmart Moms and what Obama’s family signals Bangor Daily News In several focus groups with undecided women who shop at Walmart at least once a month, conducted in Virginia and Nevada, Obama’s family served as a signal that he understood their lives.

‘Most Influential Women in Washington’ survey includes a guy The Hill The message says the poll questions will help editors select the 25 women who will ultimately be chosen for the political news mag…

Are women greener than men? Los Angeles Times A recent analysis of eight years of Gallup Poll data suggests that US women have greater scientific knowledge of climate change than men, and women also express slightly greater concern about this threat.

Hillary Clinton in Mass. for women’s conference NECN Albright told reporters she believes women need to be “taken seriously” and have equalrepresentation in political leadership…

Man tells senators transgendered people ‘lose their careers’ Los Angeles Times When Kylar Broadus told his employer he would be making a gender transition from a woman to a man, he was harassed and ultimately forced out of his well-paying job at a financial institution, he said.

NC presidential campaign on Tuesday turns on women’s issues News & Observer The presidential campaign focused on women in North Carolina on Tuesday, with the two sides arguing that their candidate was best suited to help women.

Jill Biden focuses on women’s issues at Boston fundraiser for Niki Tsongas MassLive.com Focusing on women’s issues, she said, “We need leaders who understand that good affordable contraception and prenatal care are important to every family in America.

Former Vt. gov. discusses gender gap Foster’s Daily Democrat Kunin, the first female governor of Vermont, spoke at Discover Portsmouth between 5-7 pm The event was sponsored by the newly formed New Hampshire Women’s Initiative, which seeks to address gender equality issues.

Hirono Slams Civil Beat Poll Results — Again Honolulu Civil Beat (blog) TANAKA: The Civil Beat poll also shows Ed Case winning among women - a finding that is inconsistent with any polling we have conducted in this election. Levine: Today’s article did not include any mention of Case’s support among women…

Canada
Canada best G20 country to be a woman, India worst Toronto Star LONDON—Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world’s biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed on Wednesday.

Healthcare, reproductive rights divide US, Canada in poll Reuters Canada’s constitution promotes and safeguards women’s rights while a lack of consensus over reproductive rights in particular erodes them in the United States, experts said. “Canada leads the pack with its promotion of women’s access and opportunities.

Canada best in G20 for women – or is it? Globe and Mail Saudi Arabia and India sat at the bottom of the list for their high rates of sexual slavery, domestic violence and unequal division of domestic labour. The poll was conducted by TrustLaw, a news service operated by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Australia
Push for women in council Melbourne Weekly Eastern ”In the lead up to the 2012 elections, it’s sobering to note that there are five local governments with no women councillors at all and 14 with only one woman…

India
Women voters to get preferential treatment Daily News & Analysis An Election Commission breather for country’s women voters this forthcoming assembly elections. They will be able to cast their vote faster than their male counterparts and not wait endlessly in serpentine queues for their turn.

India advances, but many women still trapped in dark ages Reuters India has robust gender laws, but they are hardly enforced, partly because a feudal mindset is as prevalent among bureaucrats, magistrates and the police as it is elsewhere. Politicians are also unwilling to crack down on customary biases against women.

Ghana 
CEDEP advocates the inclusion of more women and PWDs in parliament
 
Vibe Ghana The Center for the Development of People (CEDEP), a gender-based advocacy (NGO), has called for the need to increase the representation of women and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in parliament..

Opinion
Why Conservatives Wrongly Blame Single Moms for the Disastrous Failures of the Right Wing Economic Model AlterNet Defenders of the single-mother revolution often describe it as empowering for women, who can now free themselves from unhappy unions and live independent lives…

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