Gender and Politics in the media

US: Guns and the gender gap. Hagel strips generals of power to overturn sexual assault convictions.

Polls: Women like gun control more than men
When Republicans wage opposition to stricter gun laws, they may be compounding the party’s already precarious standing among women. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released early Thursday morning found a majority of Americans β€” 55 …

The Rise of the Female Gun Nut Is a Lie The Atlantic Wire But while we’ve read lots of trend pieces about “more and more” women owning guns, polls consistently show that women own far fewer guns and are far more likely to support gun control than men. According to an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll …

NBC’s Todd Lectures: If GOP Wants Women Voters, They Better Back Gun Control NewsBusters (blog) On Thursday’s NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd urged Republicans to back gun restrictions or risk alienation from female voters: “Look at the massive gender gap….65% of women want stricter gun laws, 44% of men. So if you make the argument to …

RNC Spring Meeting Attendees To Keep Giving ‘Minority And Women Outreach … Huffington Post News’ Chris Moody reports, getting trained up by media professionals to learn to “engage minority and female voters” is something that attendees of the Republican National Committee’s spring meeting will be doing. The party’s top activists will spend …

Hagel strips generals of power to overturn sexual assault convictions

Poll: Most Women See Bias in the Workplace Wall Street Journal The poll of 1,000 adults, conducted April 5-8, reflects a current robust debate about women in the workforce. Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, is urging them in a new book to “lean in”β€”to stop holding back their ambitions and …

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