Gender and Politics in the media

Women’s art exhibit at Oakton focuses on politics, The battle for white men

Obama’s lead is built on race, class and gender. This is an identity politics … Telegraph.co.uk (blog) This presidential election breaks the golden rule in that it isn’t being decided by the economy. Despite all the miserable news about jobs and debt, Obama continues to build a lead over Romney. To explain why, Democrats argue that their guy is “on the …

Mitt Romney on Losing Women Voters | Video – ABC … abcnews.go.com GOP candidate campaigns from behind President Obama in battleground state of Ohio.

What’s behind Obama’s big lead among women … cbsnews.com Democrats traditionally have an advantage with women voters. But Mr. Obama’s advantage …

Watch Video: Female vote crucial in 2012 … video.news8000.com Female vote crucial in 2012 presidental election. September 19th 2012 5:52 p.m.. With less …

The battle for white men Politico Since 1972, white men have voted roughly 60-40 percent in favor of the Republican in presidential elections. The exception was 1976, when Democratic Southerner Jimmy Carter attracted 48 percent of the white male vote.

Obama, Romney Campaign for Wisconsin Women Voters WBAY “The women vote is critical,” pollster and founder of the St. Norbert College Strategic Research Institute Dave Wegge said. “If you look at some of the Wisconsin polling data, what you see is that Obama has a very large lead among women over Romney.

Obama leading with women in Virginia WJLA “I think the media talks about this perceived war on women but if you go and you see the groups of women we’re talking about, they’re trying to find it too, it’s not there,” Haley says. “Women are smarter than that, women don’t just suddenly think …

US election: Barack Obama seeks women vote as he appears on The View Telegraph.co.uk The president jokingly responded: “Cold.” Mr Obama and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, are both fighting hard for the women’s vote. In 2008, middle-class women were key to Mr Obama’s presidential win, and Mr Obama has worked to get them to the …

Women Give Obama a Huge Boost in Swing States Truthdig It appears the so-called war on women was taken its toll. In Ohio, Romney is actually winning men by 8 points, but the gap among women is so wide that Obama leads the state by 10 points, according to the Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times…

Do Gender Stereotypes Play a Role in the Massachusetts Senate Race? The Atlantic Maybe feminism achieves an inadvertent victory when a male candidate more than a female relies on a shallow view of the personal as political. Maybe not. With his athletic, truck-driving, regular guy image, Brown benefits from gender stereotypes even…

The gender gap: candidates and voting Minnesota Public Radio Jennifer Lawless: Director of the Women & Politics Institute and associate professor of government at American University. Co-author of “It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for Office,” and “Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the ..

Guerrilla Girls Point Out Boston MFA’s Poor Female Representation in Amicable … In the Air, Art+Auction’s Gossip Column (blog) The notorious feminist artist-activist group the Guerrilla Girls staged their latest protest art-as-institutional critique piece outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston recently when they had a billboard truck adorned with an image of a nude, gorilla-masked woman and the words “Do women have to be naked to get into Boston museums?” drive up to the main entrance of the Beantown institution.

Campaigns fight for women’s vote Minneapolis Star Tribune Amid talk of war, jobs and looming budget deficits, the female vote has emerged as a crucial battleground in a presidential race that could be decided by several hundred thousand independent women in November — particularly suburban women in a several…

Poll: Obama opens substantial leads in key swing states CBS News Mr. Obama also holds a huge lead among women in Pennsylvania, where his advantage overall stands at 12 points. The president leads his opponent by 21-points among women, and they are split among men.

Women in the Driver’s Seat Philadelphia Daily News (blog) But perhaps the key finding in the poll is that women in all three states back Obama in big, big numbers. This is key because there are more women than men in America and because years of exit polling show more women vote than men, both in raw numbers …

Fergie, other stars appeal to women voters Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Fergie, Patti Austin, Keke Palmer and Sheila E. are among the entertainers lending their voices to an effort to get single women, people of color and young adults to the polls this November.

Male voter support boosts GOP candidates Washington Times Democrats outdo Republicans at convincing women to vote for them, but GOP candidates hold even larger advantages among men in several key Senate races — a flip side of the voting gender gap that favors Republicans but isn’t often spoken of.

Could African-American Women Voters Win the Election for Obama? Care2.com (blog) In the 2008 election, voter turnout among African-American women surged and helped in part to elect President Obama. In response, Republicans have pushed restrictive voter ID bills designed to throw hurdles up between minority voter turnout and actual …

This time it’s true: Women are driving the political machinery TheNewsTribune.com And women voters almost certainly will determine the outcome of the election. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll in swing states makes this abundantly clear. In Ohio, Mitt Romney holds a slim lead among men, but President Barack Obama enjoys a …

Women’s art exhibit at Oakton focuses on politics Chicago Daily Herald It’s an election year — and women’s issues have been high on the political agenda. Gain a new perspective on some of the most controversial topics of our time at “The Personal is Political: The Transformative Power of Women’s Art…”

Women Running for Congress in Record Numbers Ms. Magazine Women are running for congress in record numbers this year. Now that all candidates have been nominated for the November 6th elections, 18 women are running for Senate (the previous record was set in 2010 at 14), and 163 women are running for House …

Fact Sheet: the Equal Futures Partnership to Expand Women’s Political and … Newsroom America While the world has seen important progress in expanding opportunity for women and girls, significant gaps remain in the areas of political participation and economic opportunity. A growing body of evidence shows that women’s political and economic …

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