Tag Archives: women in politics

“I like my girls chubby.” And other comments male colleagues made to Senator Gillibrand about her body

TweetSenator Kirsten Gillibrand decided to give us a little taste of some of the comments about her body that she’s received from her colleagues — who are, might I remind you, elected officials given the privilege of representing the people in our great nation’s governing legislative body — during her tenure. An interview with People, along [...]
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Dear Mike Huckabee: Saying you “respect women” is how we know you’re sexist

TweetIn an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch: “I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You [...]
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Map of the Day: The states that granted women’s suffrage before it was cool

TweetThe Washington Post points us to this old map that was distributed at a congressional hearing on women’s suffrage on March 3, 1914. The states in red are the ones that had already given women (which often meant white women) the right to vote. Those mostly western states gave the burgeoning suffrage movement an edge up. Since women were [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Jared Leto’s problematic Oscar nomination. Tressie McMillan Cottom on breaking silence around black colleges. Solomon Northup’s descendants, a photo project. On bullying, LGBT youth, and the exacerbation of the school-to-prison pipeline. Talib Kweli at Melissa Harris-Perry, unpacking cultural appropriation in music.  Tweet
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The Feministing Five: Senator Gretchen Whitmer

TweetIn the latest episode of Are-You-Effing-Kidding-Me-Michigan, the state legislature has banned private health insurance plans from covering abortions unless a person has preemptively purchased separate abortion coverage. What takes the “No But Actually” cake is the fact that this law, which was just passed on Wednesday, applies to rape and incest. As this week’s Feministing [...]
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