Obama and Clinton Legacy Linked to Afghan Women’s Rights Huffington Post The public execution of Najiba, a woman accused of adultery, is testament to the brutal customary laws of Taliban and Pashtun cultural practice in Afghanistan. Other examples of increasing recent violence against Afghan women include the rape and torture of 18-year-old Lal Bibi by Afghan Local Police and the assassination of Hanifa Safi, the provincial head of women’s affairs in Laghman province.
Pennsylvania lags in number of female legislators Philadelphia Inquirer Asked to describe her experience as a woman in the Capitol, longtime Philadelphia Democratic State Rep. Babette Josephs offered this: “Well, there’s men, and there’s more men. Anything else you’d like to know?” That about sums it up. Pennsylvania ranks between Mississippi and West Virginia in its low proportion of women in the state legislature.
Obama and Romney fight for suburban women in Colo. The Associated Press If President Barack Obama wins this swing-voting state, and a second term as president, voters like Paula Burky will probably be the reason. “He understands women,” said Burky, a Westminster resident who last month decided to vote for Obama.
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Cindy Hooper’s ‘Conflict’ captures power of the African American women’s vote The Grio With the 2012 presidential election just around the corner, signifying the 57th quadrennial election – with incumbent President Barack Obama bidding for his second and final term, Cindy Hooper’s new publication, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics couldn’t come at a better time. Divided into 12 well organized chapters, Conflict explores the emerging voting bloc of African-American women relative to the national political landscape, negotiating dual identities of race and gender and the glaring under-representation of African-American women in elective office proportionally.
Recent Pageant Winner Launches Campaign ‘Today’s Conservative Woman’ PR Newswire (press release) Just two weeks after being crowned Mrs. Conservative U.S. 2012, Lindz Sangalli is launching her media campaign, which she describes as “Today’s Conservative Woman.” Through her campaign, Mrs. Sangalli hopes to expound the virtues of being a conservative woman, educating others to the need for both social and fiscal responsibility along with becoming more informed about current affairs that impact our lives now and in the future.
Kate Obenshain Remarks on Women Voters – CSPAN Video at link Kate Obenshain talked about conservatives and women’s issues.
Funt: Conservative women flaunt sexuality on TV Online Athens Television favors attractive people, both women and men, regardless of their politics — that’s a given. But when it comes to female hosts and commentators, there is an unmistakable difference between the way conservatives dress and are shown on camera as compared to their liberal counterparts. The numerous examples include Kimberly Guilfoyle, the severely made-up, short-skirted analyst on Fox News Channel, and Andrea Tantaros, her equally provocative co-host on the political talk show “The Five.” When MSNBC launched a competing program called “The Cycle” a few weeks ago, it hired as its lone conservative S.E. Cupp, the articulate Cornell graduate who, in her previous role at Fox, was known for delivering commentaries with her legs propped salaciously on the anchor desk.
Feminism, Women’s Rights Discussed at U of M Event KSTP.com A seminar at the University of Minnesota will be talking about historic milestones, political issues, and modern realities of the feminism movement. The lively discussion will be led by Center on Women and Public Policy Co-Founder Arvonne Fraser, Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science Kathryn Pearson, and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Lori Sturdevant.