Gender and Politics in the media

US: Democrats Looking for a Few Good Women to Run for President. Deb Fischer, female senators hope for bipartisan efforts

Female vs. male senators Baltimore Sun (blog) Diane Sawyer broadcast a celebratory report last week on ABC’s “World News Tonight” on which she gushed about the “record number” of 20 female senators. Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland also praised the Senate female population.

Women Senators Claim Their Lack of Testosterone Will Help Congress PolicyMic As the 113th Congress was sworn in last week, women stood on solid ground as they took the solemn oath of office. A record number of children accompanied their parents to the ceremony. Kristen Gillibrand’s son, unimpressed with his surroundings, took …

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted’s Senate Shoes? Huffington Post Women are conspicuous by their absence in the U.S. Senate in proportion to their numbers in the general population even though as ABC’s Diane Sawyer reported, a record-breaking group of twenty women senators were sworn in last week. Maria Shriver …

Democrats Looking for a Few Good Women to Run for President National Journal Democratic women’s groups, fresh off celebrating a record number of women elected to the Senate, aren’t all that worried. They argue that under the surface, the party has a pipeline of women who could very well be viable presidential candidates in four …

Influential Women’s ‘PAC’ to Back Council Speaker in Her Bid for Mayor New York Times The New York City Council speaker, Christine C. Quinn, who is seeking to rally female voters in her quest to be mayor, will pick up an endorsement on Friday from Emily’s List, the influential national political action committee that backs Democratic women.

Deb Fischer, female senators hope for bipartisan efforts Omaha World-Herald As Fischer settles into her new job, she hopes that the bipartisan collaboration of the female senators will help make Congress more capable of addressing the nation’s pressing challenges than in recent years. She notes that she’s been setting up one …

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