US: Female senators bash military brass for sex assaults. The Megyn Kelly Effect. Female President, the Power of Symbolism.

NANCE: Michele Bachmann’s legacy  Washington Times It is not easy to run for political office — much less for president — but Mrs. Bachmann taught women that we can do it with poise and success. Remember, it was not long ago that conservative women had no national platform or political standing. Now …

 

 

The Megyn Kelly Effect: The Power of Women’s Voices The AtlanticThe takeaway from this whole episode seems almost too obvious to point out: The discussion about women tends to change when women are part of the discussion. A panel consisting of Lou, Erick, Juan, and Doug (Schoen, the pollster who was also on the offending panel) may reach a quite different conclusion than a segment between Lou, Erick, and Megyn. That’s why it’s so important for women to be represented in these kinds of debates — it’s the case for everything from suffrage to female CEOs.

It’s also part of the case for women in elected office — an arena where women are chronically underrepresented but gaining steadily. It’s commonly assumed that women have a hard time getting ahead in politics because of the sexism they face.

Fox News Host Megyn Kelly SHREDS Lou Dobbs … businessinsider.com Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly just conducted a heated interview with colleagues Erick Erickson …

How do we get more women into politics? MSNBC Last Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perry, the panel discussed the importance of having women in elected office, and how more can be urged to run in the upcoming elections. Women in government seem to come to the job with an agenda of productivity: their …

Working moms and military sex assaults: More GOP insensitivity Washington Post (blog) Beyond the shakiness of the logic underpinning these comments, they suggest that some Republican politicians still haven’t learned the lessons of the 2012 election, in which the GOP struggled to connect with female voters. “Whenever any male politician …

Female Breadwinners and the Power of the Market RealClearPolitics Unfortunately, the Fox panel hosted by Lou Dobbs fed straight into left-wing stereotypes of conservatives as chauvinistic males threatened by strong women. In fact, the discussion touched on some valid concerns: to the extent that the rise of female …

A Female President and the Power of Symbolism: A Response to Amy Schiller The Nation In her piece, Why I’m Voting For Her, Valenti essentially said that she was “fed up” with the endless cycle of sexism and thought electing America’s first woman—while acknowledging that women candidates do not guarantee feminist outcome—would be a …

Why Congress likely will move quickly to curb sex assaults in the military Washington Post (blog) … female senators — five Democrats and two Republicans — serving as the chief sponsors of the legislative proposals in the mix will not only pique public interest in the issue, but add to another intriguing political narrative, the rise of women in …

Why Bother Electing Women? Huffington Post We weren’t able to find statistics on how many current women in Congress were elected when they had kids at home, so we gathered the data ourselves. We found that 82% of women members of Congress are mothers, but that most Democratic women had …

Female senators bash military brass for rash of sex assaults New York Daily News WASHINGTON — In an extraordinary hearing on Capitol Hill, female senators Tuesday dressed down the nation’s military commanders over the epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed services. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of …

Getty Images Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) shakes hands with chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno looks on after testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday in Washington.

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