Gender and Politics in the media

Hormones and Women Voters: A Very Modern Scientific Controversy. Crucial role of men in gender equality. Gender bias in political coverage

The crucial role of men in gender equality MSNBC …This isn’t a gender war. Gender equality is not about women fighting men, about women taking from men, or men losing parts of themselves. When men speak out against gender inequality brought on by disadvantageous economic, cultural or legal contexts, it’s a declaration that equality must be the result of a joint – not antagonistic – leadership effort.

Back to Noah. His school program grew by almost a dozen guys, despite the negative stigma that came with joining. In his country of El Salvador, Plan International found 45% of male youth believe violence is part of being a man. Noah raised his voice to say “no.” And his peers followed.

Panel explores gender bias in political coverage The Providence Journal PROVIDENCE — Female candidates pay a price for sexist news coverage, according to research presented at a panel on Tuesday. Presenter Celinda …

Film Explores Lack of Elected Female Leadership in the US 90.5 WESA Meanwhile, the United States has never had a female president, and is ranked 69th worldwide in women’s representation in national legislatures or …

Men, money, muscle main hindrances The Daily Star The influence of money and muscle in the electoral process is a major hurdle for women’s political empowerment, two female politicians said yesterday.
“Men, money, muscle and bad politics represent as roadblocks for women’s taking part in elections,” said former foreign minister Dr Dipu Moni, alluding to political parties’ corruption in nominating candidates.
She was speaking at a roundtable, “Women’s Political Leadership in Bangladesh”, at Lakeshore Hotel in the capital, organised by Democracy International (DI) in association with USAID, UKAID and UNDP on the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8.

#CNNwomen Tweetchat: How can women change the world? CNN The conversation will focus on what gender equality means for women today and what practical steps we can take to make parity a reality for all.

Florida Special Previews Democrats’ 2014 Play for Women TIME (blog) Candidate for U.S. Congress Alex Sink turns in her mail ballot Wednesday morning, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections …

Hormones and Women Voters: A Very Modern Scientific Controversy Discover Magazine (blog) A paper just out in the journal Psychological Science says that: Women Can Keep the Vote: No Evidence That Hormonal Changes During the Menstrual Cycle Impact Political and Religious Beliefs

This eye-catching title heads up an article that’s interesting in more ways than you’d think.

According to the paper, authors Christine Harris and Laura Mickes tried to reproduce the results of another paper, previously published in the same journal. The original study, by Kristina Durante and colleagues, claimed that some women’s political preferences changed over the course of their menstrual cycles: The Fluctuating Female Vote.

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