Gender and Politics in the media

Dude, you’re a feminist. Parents protest ‘gender theory’ curriculum in France. Muslim women: ‘We are not limited because we wear a hijab’.

UK

Labour attacks the Lib Dems for rejecting female deputy leader … New Statesman There was much surprise in Westminster last night when the Lib Dems announced that Malcolm Bruce had been elected as their new deputy leader (replacing Simon Hughes, who stood down to become a justice minister). While Bruce is both liked and respected, it was widely thought that the party’s MPs would elect female candidate Lorely Burt in order to ensure the party finally has a woman at the top table (not least after the Rennard and Hancock scandals). But it was Bruce, who will stand down at the next election, who emerged as the winner.

In response, Labour has wasted little time in going on the attack. Gloria De Piero, the party’s shadow minister for women and equalities, has just issued the statement below.

This result comes as little surprise when you remember Nick Clegg leads a Parliamentary Party which has as many men with knighthoods as it has women MPs.

US

President addresses gender equality and minimum wage in State of … WDAY President Obama laid out his plans tonight for getting around a divided Congress in his fifth State of the Union speech and …

Fact check: Rand Paul’s ‘head-scratching’ stats USA TODAY – Mike Huckabee’s recent statement about women was “helpful. … Female representation at the Weill-Cornell Medical College is actually slightly below …

Gender and politics a ruinous subject: Ruth Marcus OregonLive.com – Gender and politics a ruinous subject: Ruth Marcus. Print … Mike Huckabee, venturing last week onto the treacherous terrain of gender and politics.

Women + Compassionate Conservatism = GOP Win? Religion Dispatches – The State of the Union rebuttal by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the chair of the House Republican Conference and the highest ranking …

Nivedita Karki: Dude, you’re a feminist The Michigan Daily – The fight for gender equality has been fought for so long that oftentimes we forget things are still not the same for men and women. I could give you a …

Are Gender Quotas a Possibility in the US? IVN News – Marshall argues that gender equality needs to be a more prominent part of the political landscape, both because women are the majority of the …

Democrats Bet 2014 on ‘War on Women’ Encore U.S. News & World Report – … up the narrative of a GOP “war on women” ahead of the midterm elections. … their tones, but to shut their mouths when it came towomen’s bodies.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid: GOP Bringing Up Clinton Lewinsky Affair ‘Might … MSNBC  Joy Reid: GOP Bringing Up Clinton Lewinsky Affair ‘Might Be the Definition of the War on Women’.

How Presidents Talk About Women in SOTU Speeches The Atlantic – If so, it would be in keeping with a general trend of women and women’s issues playing a greater role in State of the Union speeches over the years.

World

Parents protest ‘gender theory’ curriculum in France UPI.com – Parents protest ‘gender theory’ curriculum in France … pilot program in 500 schools where children ages 6 to 11 are taught about gender equality.

Gender gap in politics The Daily Star – POLITICS in South Asian countries is particularly dominated by female politicians. Generally, women have occupied top positions like prime minister …

Shirin elected Speaker The Daily Star – Shirin was elected a lawmaker to a reserved seat for women in the immediate past parliament. She was state minister for women and children affairs …

The 2014 Power Women Of Davos Forbes – Women’s representation at World Economic Forum remained anemic, with women making up just 15%, or approximately 400 of the 2,600 attendees …

Nestlé, UN Women hold talks on gender equality Business Recorder – Nestlé Pakistan and UN Women held a panel discussion on the topic of “Gender Equality in the Corporate Sector–Challenges and Opportunities for …

State board to focus on gender sensitisation in revised syllabus Indian Express – Minister of Education Fauzia Khan said sensitising students on gender equality is one of the most important issues that has been kept in mind while …

Pakistani Women Give Their Thoughts On ‘Ms. Marvel’ ComicsAlliance – Being a woman of color means having positive representations of fictional characters who may share a background or upbringing similar to yours is …

How Companies Can Get More Women In Leadership Roles Business Insider – … consultancy Zenger Folkman, examines women’s leadership effectiveness, representation in corporate America, and solutions for increasing their …

A quiet revolution: Women in Bangladesh Asian Image – Despite the fact that women do not generally have ownership over land and tools necessary for agriculture, their labour has been a vital part of the …

Muslim women: ‘We are not limited because we wear a hijab’ Rappler – “Contrary to what other people believe, Muslim women are not limited because … It’s also a way of promoting women’s rights and basic human rights,” …

Female Indian politician says rape happens ‘because of a woman’s … Irish Independent – Public anger over the poor state of women’s safety in Delhi was one reason that the ruling Congress Party was wiped out in local elections in the city …

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