Gender and Politics in the media

The so-called ‘women’s vote’ is beside the point

POTUS enjoys 15-point lead among women voters … youtube.com 10 min

Election Battle for Seniors & Women Voters – Video … Video on NBCNews.com: Discussing the differences between the 2012 presidential campaigns …

Say What?! Ann Coulter Says Civil Rights Don’t Apply To Women, Gays Or … Global Grind No stranger to outlandish statements, conservative commentator Ann Coulter made it clear she does not believe that the struggle for immigrant rights, women or gays in America are civil rights issues, during her appearance on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

The so-called ‘women’s vote’ is beside the point The Hill (blog) This morning “The Diane Rehm Show” on NPR devoted the first hour to “Wooing Women Voters.” Since they didn’t include IWF on the panel, I thought I’d offer a few insights here.  First I’d like to call into question the whole premise of the show. It suggests that all women are “in play” this election — a notion that doesn’t make any sense when you consider that women make up 52 percent of the electorate and are hardly a homogenous voting bloc: married-single, urban-rural, young-old, mothers-childless.

Republican party on wrong side of history over female equality The Guardian (blog) Only seven Republican congressmen and women voted for the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, even though women still earn on average 23% less than men.

Romney’s path to WH victory: Sharpen economic argument, win over women … Washington Examiner Romney’s efforts are encumbered by his party’s lack of standing among women. Female votersgave Obama a 13-percentage-point advantage over Republican John McCain in 2008 and they are even less enthusiastic about Romney.

Latest Presidential Polls: Obama Likely Winning Over the Female Vote PolicyMic The cast — Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, and Whoopi Goldberg — provides a representative cross-section of American female voters.

Florida Women For Obama in Election 2012 – YouTube youtube.com 4 min Everyday Floridian women take to Boca Raton streets to express recognition and appreciation …

Women Head For The Hill In Record Numbers – WNYC wnyc.org That gives this election season a Year-of-the-Woman ring to it, says The Center for American …

Voices of Women Voters | Chapter 2 – YouTube youtube.com 3 min What do women think of the upcoming 2012 presidential election? What do they think of how …

 

White women slow to rally behind Romney Washington Examiner Obama took 46 percent of the vote from white women in 2008, nearly identical to the 47 percent he registered in a recent Pew Research Center poll. But while McCain’s won white women in 2008 with 53 percent, Romney is polling 8 points lowers and is now .

Obama, Romney court women voters | Video | 9news.com Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are making the hard sell to …

Obama Retakes Lead, Romney Loses Support in US Race Angus Reid Public Opinion The Republican nominee remains ahead among male voters but his lead has dwindled; the Democrat increased his popularity among women. Barack Obama has regained the lead in the United States presidential race, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll…

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