US: Man’s occupation linked to time spent on housework! MN Transgender Woman Will Run. Con Women Reclaim ‘Feminism’

America

Weighing the Costs of “Leaning In” The American Conservative Should women “opt out” of the workforce, or – in author Sheryl Sandberg’s words – “lean in”? Several journalists have discussed the issue this week, most …

Where Are the ‘Bad’ Girls?: Why More Female Politcians Engaged in … Huffington Post According to Newsweek, of the 53 U.S. political sex scandals between 1976 and 2009, only one involved a female politician, Helen Chenoweth-Hage, …

Paula Overby, Minnesota Transgender Woman, Will Run For … Huffington Post Paula Overby, a 59-year-old transgender woman, announced her candidacy today, Aug. 12, for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District in the 2014 election.

Conservative Women Reclaim ‘Feminism’ for the Self-Reliant New York Magazine To reclaim the word feminism from liberal feminists “who screech ‘WAR ON WOMEN!’ the second they’re faced with challenges — or with having to pay for their …

Though women still do about two thirds of household chores, the division of labour may depend on her mate’s profession, researchers said.

Man’s occupation linked to time spent on housework! Economic Times Men who are employed in traditionally ‘female jobs’ such as teaching or nursing are more likely to chip in when it comes to housework, a new study suggests.Though women still do about two thirds of household chores, the division of labour may depend on her mate’s profession, researchers said.New research by University of Notre Dame Sociologist Elizabeth Aura McClintock shows that when married or cohabiting men are employed in heavily female occupations — like teaching, childcare work or nursing — they spend more time doing housework, compared to when they are employed in traditionally male jobs.In addition, their wives or partners spend less time doing housework, compared to when the men work in heavily-male occupations, researchers said.

Women and politics: the amazing tale of Jeannette Rankin MinnPost.com Women make up 18 percent of Congress and a quarter of state legislators. The 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote everywhere in the country ..

Weighing the Costs of “Leaning In” The American Conservative Should women “opt out” of the workforce, or – in author Sheryl Sandberg’s words – “lean in”? Several journalists have discussed the issue this week, most …

Black woman who voted under Jim Crow could be blocked under … MSNBC People wait in line to vote at the Board of Elections early voting site on October 18, … for Social Justice on behalf of the North Carolina League of Women Voters.

Roiphe: Why don’t more women support Christine Quinn for mayor? Newsday She is not, at this time, notably excelling in the women’s vote. (And this is especially important in a New York election as women make up 60 percent of the …

Anthony Weiner’s sext partner: Conservative women ‘self loathing … Fox News In an interview with The Frisky, the sexter-turned-porn-star lashed out at Fox News’ female stars and dissed Republicans as a whole. “Yeah, I think conservative …

Latest Anti-Choice Tactic: Class Warfare Slate Magazine (blog) This recent op-ed by the “Chicks on the Right” (two conservative women yakking in the Indy Star) “argues” that sexual health is a status item that should be …

Gov. Brown vetoes bill allowing women to sell their eggs to research Los Angeles Times Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have lifted a ban on women being … The action came after conservative groups raised ethical issues about the …

Hillary Clinton Calls For Election Reform, Condemns States’ ‘Assault …Huffington Post Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called an “assault on voting rights.”

She spent most of her 45-minute talk to about 1,000 members of the American Bar Association assailing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a significant part of the Voting Rights Act and discussing what she sees as “deep flaws in our electoral system” as it relates to racial discrimination at the polls.

New Women’s Super PAC Seeks to Replace Male Politicians with … In The Capital 2013 is an interesting time to be a woman in Washington. This year we have a record number of 20 women serving in the United States Senate. Despite this, there are still 26 states that have never elected a female to the Senate. But a new super PAC, registered just this week, is trying to change that.

The More Women in Congress Super PAC, founded by Shannon Meade is looking to support female candidates running in national races on both Democratic and Republican platforms. The organization will raise money for campaigns and develop ads that will be run “straight down the throats of every boy’s club member in Washington,” according to the groups website.

Having it all without having kids? Fox News Video 7 min

In California and Elsewhere, Too Few Women in Office New York Times Polling shows that voters believe that the record-setting number of women elected to Congress in 2012 will have a positive effect on the future. Eighty-six percent …

Canada

A strange encounter with REAL Women’s Gwen Landolt Vancouver Sun (blog) The recent meltdown by the anti-feminist/social conservative founder of REAL Women, Gwen Landolt, may have been surprising to journalists like my colleague …

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