Tag: Equality

Next Congress Likely to Have Record Number of Women, but Gains Still Slow

Erin Kelly, USA Today – November 4, 2016

The number of women in Congress is likely to reach record highs after the Nov. 8 election, boosting female lawmakers to more than 20% of the House and Senate for the first time while also reflecting the continued difficulty of achieving equal representation.

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The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics.

Marie O’Reilly, PRI – October 25, 2016

As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: What might this mean for American gender equality and foreign policy?

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Divided America: Gender Equality in 2016? It’s Complicated

David Crary, Associated Press – October 2, 2016

For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle’s City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project. “Disgraceful hag” was one of the milder messages. “Go home and climb in the oven,” one councilor was told. This unfolded not in 1966, during an era when American women mobilized en masse to demand equality, but 50 years later in May of 2016 — two months before the first woman was nominated to lead a major party’s presidential ticket.

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Trump Faces Hurdle With Minority Voters as Clinton Maintains Lead, Poll Shows

Hillary Clinton continues to hold a large national lead over Donald Trump, 50 percent to 42 percent, weeks after the Democratic National Convention. Clinton’s 8-point advantage is virtually unchanged from her 9-point lead last week, and she has seen similar margins since the end of July. These results are according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll among registered voters.

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Hillary Clinton’s Big Statement: This is About More than Just Gender

Janell Ross, Washington Post – June 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton began her telling of American history Tuesday night by recounting Seneca Falls, a July 1848 gathering in upstate New York of women and a smattering of men committed to examining and improving the social and legal conditions of women.

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Would Clinton Really Appoint a Cabinet That’s Half Women and Half Men?

Diana Z. O’Brien and Catherine Reyes-Housholder, Washington Post – May 9, 2016

Why would Clinton promise a gender-parity cabinet? And how likely is she to achieve this goal? Cross-national research on women in the executive branch suggests that obtaining parity is difficult but not impossible.

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