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The Feministing Five: Nancy Pelosi

TweetNancy Pelosi is the first woman in history to serve as Speaker of the House, aka the next person in the Presidential line of succession after the Vice President. She was Speaker from 2007 until 2011, and is now the Minority Leader. Before she was Speaker, a role in which she was crucial to the [...]
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Nancy Pelosi shuts down Luke Russert for sexist question

Tweet “Let’s for the moment honor it as a legitimate question although it’s quite offensive but you don’t realize it, I guess.” — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  That was Nancy Pelosi yesterday responding to a sexist question by NBC reporter Luke Russert.  Russert’s exact question, at Pelosi’s announcement that she was not stepping down [...]
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DNC: Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi talks war on women

TweetI’m at the Democratic National Convention all week long and yesterday was included in a reporters round table with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  Leader Pelosi spoke passionately about why the president should be re-elected saying, “I’ve issued a D.A.R.E.,” which stands for Disclose, Amend (the Constitution to overturn Citizens United), Reform the system [...]
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Nancy Pelosi talks to Melissa Harris-Perry about sexism in politics

TweetYou can always count on some real talk from Nancy Pelosi. This weekend she talked with Rachel Maddow Melissa Harris-Perry* about sexism in politics–something the former House Speaker knows a little something about. She argued that it’s hard to increase the number of women in Congress in a political environment driven by money, marked by [...]
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Cain campaign continues attacks on women with sexist comments and victim-blaming “truth site”

Tweet It’s been an exceptional 24 hours for Herman Cain, even by Cain-sian standards. The pizza mogul, former lobbyist and Republican frontrunner for the presidential nomination has exceeded all of our wildest dreams with his recent string of gaffes, attacks, and inappropriate laughs. First there was the “Princess Nancy” comment during last night’s Republican debate.  [...]
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