Gender and Politics in the media

US: Poll: GOP Future Needs to Be More Diverse, Conservative. Mind the Leadership Gap: Lessons From Women’s Suffrage.

Obama visits ‘Women’s Rights’ park during bus tour WPEC President Barack Obama is observing Women’s Equality Day a few days early. He made an unannounced stop Thursday at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitors Center to present it with a copy of the first bill he ever signed into law — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Obama passed through Seneca Falls en route to Syracuse, N.Y., as part of a bus tour promoting new higher education proposals.

Poll: GOP Future Needs to Be More Diverse and Conservative Utah Policy A Pew survey finds younger-aged Republicans think more minority and female candidates would help the party win elections.

More than 2/3rds (68%) of Republicans and those who lean toward the GOP say they would like to see more minorities nominated, and about the same number (64%) want more women nominees. Less than half of those over the age of 40 favor more ethnic minorities and women nominated.

Mind the Leadership Gap: Lessons From Women’s Suffrage Huffington Post August 26, 2013, marks the 93rd anniversary of the historic day on which women in the U.S. finally earned the right to vote. We should marvel at the struggle for voting rights that began in 1848, and didn’t end until 1920. American women fought in ways that were unheard of in those days; they picketed at the White House, staged marches around the country, and sometimes even went to jail. The suffragists were true pioneers in empowerment.

During the First World War, women took the factory jobs that their fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons had to leave behind, in addition to caring for their families. There was no great celebration of these mothers’, wives’, sisters’, and daughters’ heroism and sacrifice.

Top Republican Donor Heads Super PAC For Conservative Woman … Huffington Post One of the Republican Party’s most prominent female donors is striking out on her own in an effort to steer more of the GOP’s ample financial resources to 

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