Gender and Politics in the media

US: What a gender gap in Congress looks like, by artist Emily Nemens. Gillibrand seeks to change Pentagon sex-assault policy.

Pregnant women need Congress to pass legislation that protects them from … Raw Story “In my fourth month of pregnancy, I gave my employer a doctor’s note that restricted my lifting to no more than 20 pounds. When my coworkers had injuries, they routinely were given alternative tasks for weeks or months. But my supervisor told me that …

Sen. Gillibrand leads charge to change Pentagon sex-assault policy The Hill (blog) “Without having [Gillibrand] there and without having five Democratic women on the Senate Armed Services Committee, we might not be having this conversation,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a statement. “The leadership of Sen….

This is what the gender gap in Congress really looks like Salon Artist Emily Nemens has created a lovely infographic to illustrate a not-so-lovely point: Congress has a major gender problem. A full screen version of Nemens’ illustration can be found here. More on the history of women in Congress can be found here.

By artist Emily Nemens.


Black Male Turnout Higher Than Official Data Suggest New York Times (blog) Although a recent Census Bureau study showed a stark gap between black male turnout and black female turnout in the 2012 election, the large number of black men ineligible to vote because of felony convictions explains much of the gap. In its …

Vermont bill to strengthen employee, women’s rights The Eagle Vermont bill to strengthen employee, women’s rights. Employees may ask what coworkers are paid. Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) will sign into law a bill May 14 strengthening protections for Vermont workers around a number of issues, most notably equal pay.

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