Gender and Politics in the media

Google Shows Absurd Sexists Problems. French push gender equality.

How women legislate Washington Post Women in Congress tend to stand up for women’s issues, but Michele Swers of Georgetown University and Lara Brown of …

Conservative women warn Prime Minister David Cameron to keep fox hunting ban Conservative women warn Prime Minister David Cameron to keep fox hunting … a formidable group of Conservative women, are warning David Cameron not to …

Female Arab Spring Protestors Push Broad Agenda Reuters AlertNet While for some, this political engagement has been a new experience, others were involved in activism, including on women’s rights issues, long before the …

This Shocking Ad Campaign Uses Google to Show the Absurd … PolicyMic Now, to emphasize the extent of global gender inequality, UN Women (an organ of the UN that focuses on women’s issues) has created a powerful advertising campaign that uses data collected from Google on the most popular search terms.

As it turns out, the most popular Google search terms are indicative of entrenched sexist attitudes that still persist around the world today. Take a look:

Report: Saudi government continues to legitimize beating women, child marriage “A young Saudi woman was recently sentenced to 200 lashes and a six-month prison sentence for … Women face being whipped if they dress liberal in public.

Mikulski Speaks with MSNBC on Senate Women’s … 5 min
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Dean of the Senate Women …

How to make politics women’s work Charleston Post Courier 5 municipal elections here, there’s just one woman among Mount Pleasant’s five mayoral candidates and none among its eight Town Council candidates.

More women on Bench sign of progress Independent Online It is heartening to note that the depressing inaction of the Commission for Gender Equality has not hampered progress on the matter by other parties.

French push gender equality Sydney Morning Herald Companies that fail to work on gender equality may be punished. ”The purpose of these rankings is to shine light on the gap between men and women in the 

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