Gender and Politics in the media

US: Stop painting high-profile women as have-it-all mothers, #DebateFail for #Women & #Moms, Scrutinizing the scrutiny over the women’s vote

Women Went Missing in Last Night’s Presidential Debate The Nation. (blog) Given all the unfettered candidate talking points and potpourri of disconnected issues, you’d think someone would have uttered the word “women.” But, alas, it went unsaid. In an election cycle where women’s hearts and votes are being fiercely battled …

First Debate Completely Ignores Women’s Economic Issues Care2.com (blog) There is no greater proof that women remain invisible actors in the economy than the fact that during the first presidential debate on “domestic policy” the issues of wage discrimination, paid medical and sick leave, discrimination in employment…

Women vote, too New York Daily News (blog) Today you are going to hear that Mitt Romney won the debate. While that is “true” in the most basic understanding of the word and based solely on appearances, it is also important to note who lost last night’s first presidential debate: Women.

#DebateFail for #Women & #Moms Huffington Post In future debates the candidates must speak to real-life, daily economic issues impacting women and families, like the cost of childcare, women’s health, as well as the lack of pay equity for women, sick days, paid family leave, common-sense solutions …

Why Romney ignored women, played ‘alpha male,’ in debate NBCNews.com Absent from last night’s debate were any issues that related particularly to just over half the voting population. that’s women and Mr. Romney probably thought better than to mention republicans defunding planned parenthood or mandating…

Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton are powerful women; not because they can bake cookies. Photo: Stan HONDA-/AFP/GettyImages

Stop painting high-profile women as have-it-all mothers Telegraph.co.uk The fact America still makes presidential candidates’ wives bake cookies is ludicrous. The First Lady bake-off reinforces the ridiculous notion that for women to be successful, they need to have high-powered jobs as well as envious cooking and mothering skills.It all started in the nineties, as an excellent blog from Jezebel points out,in 1992 – not 1952, after Hillary Clinton remarked she chose to pursue her career rather than “stay home and bake cookies”.

Scrutinizing the scrutiny over the women’s vote UPI.com If it were decided by polls — 2012 might be called the year of the woman voter. Pollsters, the campaigns and the media seem to be fixating on the question of what women think this election season. In the last three months …

Women: Champions and Defenders of Our Nation’s Children Huffington Post Fortunately for kids, since they cannot vote on their own behalf, many women are closely following what the candidates say about children in this election. In fact, 82 percent of women (and 85 percent of moms) say a candidate’s position on federal …

Women Voters Want to Know Candidates’ Records, Not Slogans Huffington Post By providing these fundamental resources, AAUW capitalizes on the power of women’s voices this election and continues to make women’s issues front and center. We are providing key information to a critically important voting bloc and adding even more …

Mary Bono Mack: GOP clueless in talking to women Washington Examiner At an awards dinner Wednesday hosted by the Independent Women’s Forum, Bono Mack bluntly stated what a lot of Republicans already know as they try to fend off President Obama’s charge that the party is operating a “war on women.” She said, “You …

CPAC: We Swear, Conservatives Aren’t Only Old White Men! The Nation. (blog) Several speeches and plenary panels were largely dedicated to discussing how conservatives can reverse their ominous demographic destiny. Female, young and minority speakers repeatedly reassured the overwhelmingly older white audience that …

Alfre Woodard: Equal pay for women is ‘not a … current.com Host Joy Behar why she supports Women for Obama and  how she thinks voters will decide on …

Mass. Politics Gender Problem? Women, Minorities Underrepresented in State … Patch.com Despite the gains made over the past few decades, women and minorities continue to make up a smaller share of state legislators than their numbers in the population at large suggest they would. A series of maps published by Wicked Local Wednesday …

Women Must Vote Their Values in 2012 Huffington Post I recently met with Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women. It was a sobering conversation. As women, we know how fragile our economic security is. We know how uneven the playing field is. We know how formidable the glass ceiling remains. We know what it is like to earn less than 100 cents on the dollar, year after year, decade after decade.

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