Gender and Politics in the media

US: Are ‘Men Better Than Handling Women’s Issues?’ Governor: Educational troubles began when mom entered workplace.

Do marriage and parenthood make people more conservative about women and … Slate Magazine Are Americans becoming more liberal about marriage, parenthood, and working women? A survey released last week by the Pew Research Center suggests we are. The survey showed big gaps between younger and older Americans on several questions: …

Huffington Post.

Are ‘Men Better Than Handling Women’s Issues Than Women?’ Huffington Post On the cover of the latest Bloomberg Business Week, reporter Sheelah Kolhatkur makes a compelling case that “men might actually be better at handling women’s issues than women.” The difference, she says, lies in diverging views of balance. Women, as …

Group takes on challenge of engaging men in women’s issues Statesman Journal (blog) A group of men in Salem is trying to make standing up for women a more natural choice. Mid-Valley Men Against Violence, started out of Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service, meets monthly to talk about how to change the culture around masculinity to…

Governor Cuomo Unveils Women’s Equality Act WKBW-TV Over one hundred and fifty years ago, the women’s suffrage movement began in America at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Since then, New York has been at the forefront of important social and legal movements that have …

Not much for GOP to build on in outreach to women … Video on NBCNews.com: Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of the awkward ” Woman Up …

Mississippi governor: Educational troubles began when ‘mom is in the workplace’ VIDEO Washington Post Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) said Tuesday that America’s educational troubles began when women began working outside the home in large numbers.

Bryant was participating in a Washington Post Live event focused on the importance of ensuring that children read well by the end of third grade. In response to a question about how America became “so mediocre” in regard to educational outcomes, he said:

I think both parents started working. And the mom is in the work place.

Bryant immediately recognized how controversial his remark would be and said he knew  he would start to get e-mails.


Calling Ms. candidate! Emerge Wisconsin seks to close gender gap in … Wisconsin Gazette EW is an affiliate of Emerge America, which is dedicated to encouraging and preparing Democratic women to run for elected office and, in the course of that work, helping to close the gender gap in U.S. politics. “We need all women’s voices, all women…

Senate Democrats: Bring women’s agenda to a vote statepolitics.lohudblogs (blog) Senate Democrats want the Senate leadership to hold a vote on the women’sagenda detailed today by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including strengthening abortion laws in New York. “All 10 points of this legislative package are crucial for the women of New York …

Military sexual assaults 

Chambliss: ‘Hormones’ a factor in military sex assault BBC News A US Republican senator has been criticised for telling a congressional hearing military sex assault is partly down to “hormone levels”. Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss made the remark at a panel on the issue, attended by military top brass.

Chambliss Cites Surging Hormones in Military Sex-Assault Businessweek While Chambliss, 69, said “we simply can’t tolerate” sexual assaults, his comments added to tensions over how to curb what one of the commanders called a cancer of sexual wrongdoing in the armed services. In the daylong hearing, women in the Senate…

GOP Rep. slams Chambliss for ‘hormones’ sexual assault comment The Hill (blog) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is facing criticism for his comments that the “hormone level” of young service members creates an atmosphere in the military where sexual assault can occur. “The young folks that are coming into each of your services are …

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