Gender and Politics in the media

US: Men, too, suffer from effects of sexism. Boosting GOP women. Canada: Shifting gender roles in politics.

Gender bill interferes with freedom of choice – ACDP News24 “Gender equality begins with education and decent jobs. We don’t need more legislation – we need the guts to hold unions accountable – we need more flexible …

The Rage of the Angry White Male Continues Its Battle Against … Truth-Out Michael Kimmel, expert on male gender issues (Michael Brands, The Aspen Institute)Is there hope that the ugly, hateful era of the angry white male might come …

Joss Whedon’s trouble with “feminist”: the dangerous rhetoric of a … Straight.com Joss Whedon was recently honoured at event called Make Equality Reality for his work in promoting gender equality. The sci-fi writer and director extraordinaire …

If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn’t be more … Reuters AlertNet Bates and her team of volunteers have collected over 10,000 women’s daily experiences of gender inequality since the project kicked off about 18 months ago, …

Walker feels inoculated on women’s issues MSNBC … after him on the “war on women” during his re-election campaign next year, but … he is pushing socially conservative legislation that rolls back women’s rights.

NJ Sen. Diane Allen tapped to lead national political group for women NJ.com TRENTON — A New Jersey lawmaker has been tapped to lead an organization that encourages women to run for office. State Sen. Diane Allen on Thursday …

Cathy Young / Men, too, suffer from effects of sexism Press of Atlantic City Discussions of gender issues often degenerate into a “who’s the victim” oppression Olympics. The reality is that both women and men face some gender-specific …

Limbaugh equates Senate reform to rape Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) “Let’s forget the Senate for a moment,” Limbaugh began on Friday. “Imagine a group of 10 people, six men and four women. This group has a rule that the men …

Bill to Ban Pregnancy Discrimination Unanimously Passed by New … The National Law Review In a statement, Senator Weinberg said: “Unfortunately, pregnant women continue to be subjected to discriminatory treatment on the job in ways that are blatant …

Will the International Violence Against Women Act Get Passed this … Glamour (blog) Earlier this year, President Obama created the Office of Global Women’s Issues and appointed Catherine Russell the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s …

Boosting GOP women Tribune-Review Campaigns & Elections magazine has named Toretti, an Indiana County … company in the country, founding the Women Lead super political action committee.

Women-Led Ticket Highlights Suburban Voter Efforts Texas Tribune He added that the idea that female voters might be persuaded to vote differently based on women’s issues, like reproductive health, is a “false assumption.

Female politicians spending time on solutions, not scandals Stockton Record Recruiting more women into politics in deeply corrupt countries probably would … “Gender isn’t an absolute predictor of political behavior,” cautioned Rebecca …

Shifting gender roles in politics Toronto Star Our “star” candidates, however, would then have to bring into the political realm those ideas and convictions hard won through their own praiseworthy critical …

Honduran leftist female candidate seek change Hong Kong Standard He also urged the 5.4 million voters to carry out their electoral duty with “faith, … female president of Honduras, the poorest country in the Americas after Haiti.

Honduras election: could a woman lead country with high rate of … The Guardian The prospect of a woman winning the Honduras presidency in elections would be remarkable in any circumstances, given traditional male domination of the …

Chile re-elects victim of Pinochet as female President Standart News This bold message on the eve of the presidential elections in Chile could have failed Michelle Bachelet in her re-election. But it did not. Millions of women in the …

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