Gender and Politics in the media

White Guy’s Still Rule the GOP, A woman’s place is in a House Committee Chair, Women’s issues divided by party and gender

Republicans in the House select no women committee chairs; gender gap alive Examiner.com Along with Hispanics, women played a major role in ousting eleven of the most radical Tea Party obstructionists in the House despite gerrymandering designed to protect them. Polls show that the perceived, if not real, Republican war on women played a …

House Republicans select all men to head committees. The GOP gender gap is alive and well. Speaker Boehner (R)and Majority Leader Cantor (L) pictured above. Credits: Getty Images

A woman’s place is in a House Committee Chair Washington Post (blog) Despite over 20 female legislators to select from, and a hearty respect for tokenism in the wake of losses in women’s votes, the GOP leadership assigned every single significant gavel to legislators who had a Y chromosome. The only two chairmanships …

Percentage of Women Running Major House Committees in 2013: Zero The Atlantic It is an unfortunate side effect of the paucity of Republican women who successfully contend for Congress that GOP wave elections tend to stall the overall advancement of women into the ranks of the House and Senate, while Democratic wave years lift …

Sen. Klobuchar on”fiscal cliff” deal, women in Congress CBS News Democrats and Republicans have hit stumbling blocks in their attempt avoid the looming “fiscal cliff,” but Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., sounded optimistic a deal would be reached. “The most significant thing is you’re starting to see a …

Hawkeye Poll: Women’s issues divided by party and gender Iowa Now “The Hawkeye Poll results demonstrate the profound importance of women’s issues in the 2012 election,” says Tracy Osborn, associate professor of political science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “Clearly, feelings on women’s issues …

Politics needs more women Eastern Echo I say all of this to encourage cautious optimism about the record number of women elected to serve when Congress convenes in January of 2013. Reuters from Nov. 7 reports that as a result of the November elections, roughly 80 women will sit in the U.S. …

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: White Guy’s Still Rule the GOP Eurweb.com So Boehner’s naked move to assure that white guys still rule in the House seemingly makes mockery of all the GOP’s big post election talk about making women and minorities bigger players in the party. A charitable defense of Boehner would be to say …

INSIGHT KANSAS: 2012 Election: Exit polls allow nation, state comparison Pittsburg Morning Sun One of the reasons that Obama was able to win a second term was the support he received from women, winning that group of voters nationally by 11 points, 55%-44%. In Kansas, however, Romney won the female vote by 4 points, 51%-47%, and won the …

Women poised to change politics, policy of next legislative session MinnPost.com The political action committee Voices of Conservative Women was ahead of the curve when it formed in 2009 to endorse and work for women candidates strictly on the pocketbook issues of taxes, jobs and business growth. In 2012, despite spending only …

Women Voters, King Makers in 2012 | Video | wbir.com Women Voters, King Makers in 2012. Women were the winning force behind Barack Obama’s …

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