Gender and Politics in the media

UK: Cameron must avoid ‘ethnic beauty contest’ when choosing candidates. 113th Congress: more women, more Latinos. A boon year for women in Canadian politics

Falklands: David Cameron Rebuffs Argentina President De Kirchner’s Demands … Huffington Post UK David Cameron rebuffed claims by Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner that Britain is a colonial power and that the Islands should be handed over. Cameron told her she should “listen” to the result of a referendum to be held on the Island …

David Cameron rejects call to return Falkland Islands to Argentina The Guardian David Cameron has said he will “do everything” to protect the interests of the Falkland islanders following a demand by Argentina’s populist president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to hand back the islands, 30 years after Britain and Argentina went …

David Cameron must stop failing working parents Telegraph.co.uk The idea is to make a real impact by marshalling David Cameron and an array of his ministers to announce a different childcare-related issue every day. The whole exercise is currently pencilled in for the week after next. So now harassed officials are…

Mark Pritchard MP said that it was ‘patronising’ and ‘politically naïve’ to assume that adopting more ethnic candidates would mean ‘that Asian and Afro-Caribbean voters across Britain will experience some sort of ‘political epiphany’ and suddenly begin voting Conservative’.

David Cameron must avoid an ‘ethnic beauty contest’ when choosing candidates … Telegraph.co.uk  …His call may be seen as a rebuke to David Cameron, who has called for more action to build support for the party among black and Asian voters, with MPs and candidates getting advice from Tory HQ on how to engage with different communities. The party dropped the ‘A-list’ designed to encourage more women and ethnic minority candidates at the end of last year, with co-chairman Grant Shapps saying the Conservatives had “crossed the Rubicon” in selecting more diverse candidates. Writing on the Politicshome.com website, Mr Pritchard said he wanted to see a trend which saw the number of ethnic Tory candidates increase from two to 11 between the 2005 and 2010 general elections.

The 113th Congress: more women, more Latinos – and more like America The Guardian Mark Kirk, R-Illinois. Elected in 2010, returns to the Senate after suffering a debilitating stroke in January 2012. He had to re-learn how to walk. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. Three-term congresswoman. The first Buddhist and first Asian American woman in …

Senate Swears in a Historic 20 Female…  ABC News Today the Senate will make history, swearing in a record-breaking 20 female senators– four Republicans and 16 Democrats — in office. As the 113th Congress is sworn in today on Capitol Hill, ABC “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer has an exclusive joint…

Senate swears in record 20 female members among other firsts in Congress Examiner.com Today the Senate will swear in a record-breaking 20 female senators, four Republicans and 16 Democrats, in 113th class of Congressional office. White men are no longer the majority in Congress. Four African-Americans, 10 Latinos, 5 Asian Americans, and …

Conservative women’s group: More Dem women in Senate equals ‘less freedom’ The Hill (blog) “While a lot is being made about the record number of women joining the Senate, the reality is the majority of these women are Democrats – 16 of the 20 – and as a result we are likely to see higher taxes, bigger government, and less freedom,” she said.

AOL.com Video – CNN Pulls Story About Women Voters 3 min Video – The Community sounds off with Alicia on CNN’s snafu on female voting.

NJ To Propose Gender-Equality Notice Rules For Employers Law360 (subscription) The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development on Monday will formally propose new notification language that employers in the state must post and distribute under a recently adopted law intended to battle gender inequity or bias in the workplace.

It’s been a boon year for women in politics CBC.ca It’s been a record-breaking year for women in Canadian politics, especially for female premiers, following a landmark 2011 when four female premiers were elected. That number increased to five in 2012. The premiers, including those from three out of…

Rising Violence Against Egyptian Women Worries Rights Activists Voice of America “Whenever we discuss women’s issues in the parliament or public debate, they would say it is not a priority, that we don’t believe that women protection and participation is a priority, with what is going on now with the revolution and the political …

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