Tag Archives: Women’s political representation

UK: Feminism has wreaked havoc – time for women to hit back. Gender gap gives No camp some independence polling power.

Record View: Gender gap gives No camp some independence polling power Scottish Daily Record TODAY’S exclusive Daily Record poll on independence makes fascinating reading. It shows Alex Salmond faces a formidable challenge to secure a Yes vote in September’s referendum. With just six months to go, the First … Continue reading

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How Conservative Media’s Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire Scientific Study. People ‘less apathetic’ to female leaders.

How Conservative Media’s Slut-Shaming Helped Inspire A Scientific Study Media Matters for America (blog) New research confirms that providing women access to free birth control does not result in women having sex with more partners — a false claim that … A conservative ‘war on women’? That’s just silly Fox News The idea of … Continue reading

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UK: Yes or No, female vote vital to outcome. UK party suspends member for insulting Muslim women .

Yes or No, the female vote is vital to outcome Herald Scotland Well it’s just very nice to feel wanted. Wooed, even. How flattering to be the target of so many ardent suitors. This is a good moment to be a woman elector, because … Continue reading

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UK: Six bidding to be Labour MP for Blackburn. World: Gender equality is progress for all.

Poll paints unflattering portrait of party leaders The Times (subscription) Female voters see Ed Miliband as slimy and boring, Nick Clegg is spineless and wet, while David Cameron is posh, out of touch and rich, according to a survey. The poll by … Continue reading

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US: GOP’s Project Grow withers. Madison, WI among ‘Best cities for feminists’. Do Male or Female Physicians Do More Housework?

Black Women Are an Electoral Voting Force. Recognize. RH Reality Check The 2014 midterm elections are fast approaching, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund has just rolled out its campaign to help educate voters about candidates’ positions on women’s health. “We know that women’s health is … Continue reading

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UK: Women: Cameron is ‘pompous’ but good with ‘family’. Yes campaign’s challenge: winning over female voters.

All-women shortlists could be allowed in FTSE 100 Telegraph.co.uk Business Secretary Vince Cable has backed recommendations which could see headhunters draft women-only shortlists for board-level posts, eliminating men entirely from the recruitment process. All-women shortlists are not currently used in the private sector because they … Continue reading

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US: March is Women’s History Month. Dems Wooing White Male Voters. Women: Elusive jewels in GOP brooch.

Women make up majority of DCCC’s ‘Red to Blue’ candidates Washington Post (blog) The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced its first wave of “Red to Blue” U.S. House contenders for the midterm elections Monday, picking mostly women for a program meant to highlight … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Affairs articles on representation of women in parliamentary democracies. Free to access till the end of 2014.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the editors of Parliamentary Affairs have drawn together recent publications examining the representation of women in parliamentary democracies around the world. All papers are free to access until the end of 2014; please click on … Continue reading

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Feb 20 Media round-up. Cambridge University staff call for action on academia gender equality.

Afghan Youth Debates: Women Must Vote to Secure Rights Institute for War and Peace Reporting Female voters could only secure real change by confronting societal … “It is women who raise the children of this country, and women form half of … Gender equity: even sector’s best not good enough Times Higher Education Discrimination against women persists … Continue reading

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