A Report on the Status of Women in Politics at Duke University, in NC, and in the United States

Here are some highlights from yesterday’s report on the Duke University Democrats blog about the status of women in politics:

  • The ‘political scene’ on Duke’s campus has become increasingly female-dominated.  The President of Duke College Republicans, the President of Duke Libertarians, one of the two Duke Democrats Co-Presidents, and both of the Duke Political Union Co-Chairs are women.
  • Of the 51 appointments made by the North Carolina General Assembly between July of 2008 and June of 2009, only 7 were women.
  • The 2012 Presidential campaign have been ridden with sexual or gender-based attacks on female politicians.  Herman Cain called Nancy Pelosi “Princess Nancy” in his comments about health-care reform, something that even Former George W. Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino objected to saying: “Ay yi yi, former Speaker Pelosi called a princess in the debate? Not fair. We may disagree on policy, but she earned the Speaker title.”

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