Gender and Politics in the media

Will Beyonce help swing it for Obama? Mia Love opens up big lead, O’Reilly’s Condescending Video About Single Female Voters

@politico Poll: Mia Love opens up big lead

@cathynewman Will Beyonce help swing it for Obama? My latest Telegraph @TeleWonderWomen blog

Watch Bill O’Reilly’s Totally Condescending Video About Single Female Voters Slate Magazine (blog) Bill O’Reilly has been very concerned about the problem of degrading women lately. So concerned, in fact, that he worried out loud that Sandra Fluke had degraded women with her immodest suggestion that insurance benefits cover contraception. With Bill …

The Gender Gap Rules 2012 Election Huffington Post (blog) Women will be casting 10 million more votes than men in the 2012 election. Women both register and vote in higher percentages than men. In 2008, women cast 9.7 million more votes than men, according to the Center for American Woman and Politics …

Agnes Radomski/MEDILL Diana Carter questions Joe Walsh about an ad she received in the mail that addresses healthcare.

Men, women split on what issues are most important in 2012 Medill Reports: Chicago “Women’s rights issues are not just matters of being able to obtain birth control, being able to obtain legal abortions, or being able to obtain childcare,” he said. “Those are potent and heavily symbolic issues that carry a lot of weight for a lot of …

Women could decide Obama’s fate in Colorado  Washington Examiner They’ve decided big-ticket elections before, and the women of Colorado, once considered a surefire vote for President Obama, appear less certain now and may determine whether the Centennial State will help the president win re-election.

Obama-Romney, Minnesota marriage polls: the crosstabs MinnPost.com (blog) The Strib presidential poll — the only one showing the race within the margin of error — is the only one that has Minnesota men backing Romney. (The Strib’s gender gap is yawning — Obama fares 27 points better among women, while it’s roughly 10 in …

GOP must turn gender gap in its favor Boston Herald In the home stretch of the campaign there is emphasis on women: We hear repeatedly how the women’s vote is going to decide the election, how the women’s vote is up for grabs, but how the Republicans suffer from a gender gap and are making “war on …

Late GOP ad blitz stresses business experience, courts women CBS News Meanwhile, the American Future Fund, an outside group supporting the Republican ticket, released a pair of new ads – one courting the women’s vote and another using footage from the first presidential debate to pitch Romney as an optimistic problem …

Central Texas women say ‘women’s issues’ aren’t driving their votes Waco Tribune-Herald Much has been made this election season about what issues are important to women. Both presidential campaigns have emphasized policy areas they hope will sway undecided female voters and political pundits who dissect polarizing comments about rape …

LOOK: Rep. Sean Duffy, a.k.a. “the cute one” / duffy.house.gov

YG Network, Conservative Group, Says Women Should ‘Vote For The Cute One’ Huffington Post In a radio spot, the YG Network (Young Guns Network), a nonprofit whose website describes it as “dedicated to supporting conservative center-right policies,” urges female voters to support Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional …

Maybe women’s issues are just … issues? Creative Loafing Atlanta Unless you read magazines with ads for Muscle Milk, rarely do you see the term “men’s issues.” That makes sense — it sounds exclusivist, and possibly involves testicular problems. There are no “men’s issues” in politics. But we do have “women’s issues…

Will women get what they really want? Charlotte Observer Both parties are aggressively courting me in their quest for the women’s vote. “Women’s issues.” “Women’s reproductive rights.” How will I ever readjust to being a mere segment of the human race when I have been singled out for so much special treatment?

Main Line’s women politicians Main Line For most voters getting ready to cast their presidential votes this coming Tuesday, the thought of women not being allowed to do so seems like a foreign concept. But it wasn’t that long ago – less than 100 years – that women were forbid from exercising …

Women severely underrepresented in US elected offices Global Times As the November 6 election day draws near, gender disparities in the US political landscape have caught a great deal of voters’ attention in a country with a lower-than-average female representation in its national legislature. The League of Women …

Why The White House Glass Ceiling Remains Solid WBUR But even if women are looking to other women to better represent them, proponents of female representation say there are just not enough potential candidates. There are significantly more women running for office in 2012 than before, says Linda Young.

Obama, Romney court the female vote | Video reuters.com 3 min Oct. 31 – More so than in any recent presidential election, the issue of women’s rights has been …

How will single women vote in the presidential … news.yahoo.com Watch the video How will single women vote in the presidential election?

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