Gender and Politics in the media

US: Unmarried Women Less Likely to Vote in 2014. Dem voters ready to embrace Clinton, female president.

Origins of the GOP gender gap –

Janet Yellen

Why Janet Yellen should succeed Ben Bernanke Fortune (blog) Janet Yellen is clearly the most qualified person to follow Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve. It’s also time to break that glass ceiling. Well, we’ve come a long way baby, with 98 women in the Congress, including 20 female Senators. Three women serve on the Supreme Court, and four serve in the President’s Cabinet. Yet, there is one segment of our federal government that has yet to break …

Democratic Women Have Little To Say About Their Male Colleagues’ Sexual … BuzzFeed The “war on women” has been a charge Democrats have been making against the GOP, as the Republican House and state legislatures have taken up bills restricting abortion rights, causing many Republican men to make some notable and cringe-worthy …

Unmarried Women Less Likely to Vote in 2014 U.S. News & World Report Unmarried women, a key voting bloc for Democrats, are expected to vote less in 2014 than they did in the 2012 presidential election. But a new poll shows they may be motivated to turn out in greater numbers if candidates reach out on economic issues important to women, such as equal pay for equal work and protections for pregnant workers.

“It was very surprising how many women are looking at equal pay and other economic policy issues as relevant to them,” said pollster Stan Greenberg, whose firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner conducted the poll with the Women Voices Women Vote Action Fund and the Voter Participation Center, on a call with reporters Monday. “Women on the edge who don’t have the backup of a partner are trying to manage work life and family life – and they can be motivated to engage by Democrats on these issues.”

Polls: Democratic voters ready to embrace Hillary Clinton, female president Fort Worth Star Telegram Two polls showed Democratic voters ready to embrace her, and ready to embrace a woman for the White House. A new Quinnipiac University survey showed the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination right now is Clinton’s to lose. And a new poll from …

War on Women Alive and Well (VIDEO) Ring of Fire In the last few weeks, Republican lawmakers from all over the country have made it clear that the war on women is alive and well, by introducing a host of new bills that attack a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. Ring of Fire guest …

San Diego mayor accuser comes forward
Bellingham Herald
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis finished fourth in last year’s mayoral primary and supported a Filner rival in the general election, saying then that Filner mistreated women. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, whose office prosecutes misdemeanors and …

Gender Double Standards in Politics …The double-standard test is (sort of) playing out in New York City’s comptroller race, where erstwhile madam Kristin Davis is one of the candidates running against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer (my former TV colleague), to whom she claims to have provided escorts. Judging by Davis’ own commentary, however, this is more comedy than contest: “This is going to be the funnest campaign ever.” Whatever her talents, Davis is obviously no match for the former “sheriff of Wall Street.”

But were they equally competitive otherwise, it’s a near certainty that voters would be less willing to forgive the woman who provided services than the man who procured them. Thus it has always been.

The “Sadly Naïve” Conservative Conversation About Race Media Matters for America Commentator Ben Ferguson attempted to explain on CNN how all men, not just black men, evoke fear from women. Host Don Lemon called the conservative pundit “sadly naïve.” Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes accused the president of “trying to tear our …

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