Gender and Politics in the media

US: Leg wants female circumcisions a state crime. Women Less Likely To Earn Paid Extended Leave Than Men.

Students Express Concern Over Corporate Gender Gap Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog) Students Express Concern Over Corporate Gender Gap  roles in business, by saying workplace environments are not conducive to gender equality.

Zoe Lofgren: ‘Men, knowingly or not, tend to be dismissive of women’ The Guardian “Women are well accepted in California,” says Lofgren, who is chair of the 34-member California Democratic congressional  delegation.  She cites …

Women Are Getting the Job Done Huffington Post When Senator Barbara Mikulski first came to the Senate in 1987, it was a pretty lonely place for women. There was only one other female senator, and …

Sun City legislator wants to make female circumcisions a state crime East Valley Tribune Calling the practice a “war on women,” a female legislator wants to make what’s been called “female circumcision” a state crime.

Sen. Judy Burges, R-Sun City West, said Arizona is increasingly becoming home to people from other countries where the practice is considered acceptable. But Burges said the practice – she calls it “female genital mutilation” in her legislation – has profound physical and psychological effects on women all their lives.

Her legislation would make a felon of anyone who not only performs the procedure on a girl younger than 18 but also anyone who tries to take a girl out of Arizona to have that done. SB 1342 would carry a presumptive prison term of seven years for a first offense and nearly 16 years for someone with two or more prior

Republicans are out of touch with women, poll says Los Angeles Wave Newspapers “When you look at our position on issues, a lot of times majority of … “I think they’re not as sensitive to women’s issues as the Democrats are,” he said.

Colorado event launches effort to help lead more Latinas to office Denver Post On average, women must be asked seven times to run for political office … for the Latinas Representinitiative that focuses on getting more women, …

Republican Senate Candidate Shows His “Respect” for Women Huffington Post Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan has an interesting way of showing “respect” for women. For the past two weeks, Anchorage Assembly …

Fluke Enters Senate Race as Number of Women in California Legislature Declines Valley Public Radio Women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke is running for a state senate seat. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, her candidacy comes as the number …

Women Are Less Likely To Earn Paid Extended Leave Than Men, New Poll Finds Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Women are significantly less likely than men to receive extended paid leave from their employer, a new poll shows.

In the last few years, just 27 percent of women were paid their full wage when they took more than seven days off to care for themselves, a sick family member or a new baby, the poll says. By contrast, 39 percent of men were paid their full wage during a similar period of leave.

The national survey, commissioned by American Women, the Rockefeller Family Fund, and the National Partnership for Women & Families, will be released in its entirety next week. The Huffington Post was offered a preview of the new findings on the discrepancies in extended paid leave among men and women.

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