Gender and Politics in the media

US: Marsha Blackburn: Women ‘Don’t Want’ Equal Pay Laws. Madonna On Women’s Education Issues.

Beyonce and friends come together to raise awareness of women’s issues Express.co.uk Beyonce said: “Womens’ rights, it’s something that has always been something close to my heart. “I know now being a mother it is really important that I can do what I can and use my voice. There are women around the world that don’t have a voice so we …

Madonna Tells the World About Women’s Education Issues in Chime for Change … PopCrush The Material Girl delivered an informed, impassioned and educational speech at the Chime for Change show, held in London on June 1. CfC is an organization that works to empower girls and bring women’s issues to light. Madge spoke about her passion for …

Pizarro: Tabard Theatre will tackle gender politics with all-female ‘1776 … San Jose Mercury News The theme of Tabard Theatre Company’s 13th season is “Tabard with a Twist or a Turn,” and Executive Director Cathy Cassetta has come up with a great twist for the production of the Revolutionary War musical “1776”: an all-female cast. “It’s a wonderful 

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee)

Marsha Blackburn: Women ‘Don’t Want’ Equal Pay Laws Huffington Post Blackburn voted against the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill for women’s rights in the workplace. The law makes it easier for women to file wage discrimination suits against employers. She also voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act …

Boxer, with more women in Senate, pushes military to end sexual assaults MiamiHerald.com 
WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara Boxer says she never imagined how long she’d have to keep fighting to protect women and men in uniform from sexual assault. It’s been more than 20 years since the California Democrat was elected to the Senate as an …

New Zealand

Labour mourns Dame Margaret Shields TVNZ Leader David Shearer said the thoughts of the Labour Party are with the family of Dame Margaret who he described as “a tireless campaigner for women’s rights”. Dame Margaret was a Labour MP for nine years, representing the Kapiti electorate. She was a …

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