Gender and Politics in the media

US GOP and Their “Female Troubles”. Conservative Women’s Network: Ann Marie Buerkle. 2014: A turning point for women in politics?

Face of a Republican: Why aren’t there more female politicians? Carlisle Sentinel Before listing the reasons for the under-representation of female politicians and suggesting solutions, I want to explain why it needs to be pointed out.

Per the 2012 U.S. Census, females comprise 50.2 percent of the U.S. population and 51.2 percent of Pennsylvania’s population. Women are equally qualified to perform the duties and responsibilities of positions in politics. Many women are passionate about certain women’s issues, and this can make them a powerful voice to advocate for those issues.

The National Conference of State Legislatures says women make up 17.8 percent of Pennsylvania’s state legislature, holding 45 of the 253 seats. In the 113th U.S. Congress, women hold 99, or 18.5 percent, of the 535 seats. Cumberland County has women in three of its 11 elected offices, or 27 percent.

US Republicans and Their “Female Troubles” San Diego Free Press Now that it’s 2014, American political analysts, strategists, and operatives are revving up for the November midterm elections.  High on the Republican agenda is the goal of convincing women to counter President Obama and vote for their congressional and gubernatorial candidates.

Usually, the opposition party has the advantage in the non-presidential midterm elections. But in this instance Democrats may in fact have greater appeal, especially among young, minority and low-income women voters.  In 2012, President Obama enjoyed an 18 pointgender gap, according to exit polls.

Event seeks to improve female representation in Utah political scene SALT LAKE CITY – A group of women with impressive credentials came together Saturday to gain some common ground in the world of Utah politics.

The organization Real Women Run hosted a training meeting for women who are interested in getting more involved in public life, and it’s a state-wide, non-partisan effort.

Attendees on Saturday morning heard from speakers with political experience, like former Governor Olene Walker, and breakout sessions focused on topics like social media and campaign fundraising.

The organization seeks to get more women into elected and appointed political offices. They also encourage women to get involved in campaigns and other political processes.

Conservative Women’s Network: Ann Marie Buerkle Ann Marie Buerkle, a life-long Central New Yorker, proudly represented the people of New York State’s 25th Congressional District in the 112th …

2014: A turning point for women in politics? MSNBC “Our young women are forming a new era in female history,” wrote Massachusetts feminist Judith Sargent Murray excitedly. “The Rights of Women begin to be understood; we seem, at length, determined to do justice.” The year was 1798. It would be two hundred and fourteen years until her home state would elect its first female senator, Elizabeth Warren. This year, it might get its first elected female governor, likely Democratic nominee Martha Coakley.

In other words, when it comes to women in public life, the triumphalism has occasionally been premature.  Progress has been too often followed by backlash. The first time we heard “The Year of the Woman,” in 1992, the number of the women in the House and Senate grew exponentially–followed by a flattening when Republicans took over two years later. Even after last year’s record-breaking election, the one that elected Warren and brought the number of women in the Senate to an unprecedented 20, the United States still ranks 79th in the world in female representation. (That well behind Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh, to name two.) The numbers are even bleaker when you look for women who aren’t white.

Sen. Gillibrand introduces bill to create national paid work leave … Legislative Gazette New York’s junior U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand appeared with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and city and state lawmakers Friday morning to introduce legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

“We have to empower almost half of our work force and that means empowering women, to unleash their full economic potential,” Gillibrand said. “This absolutely relies on keeping every woman who wants to work, in the work force and earning a paycheck.”

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