Posts tagged "women in politics"

T.I. On Hillary Clinton: “Not To Be Sexist But I Can’t Vote … For A Woman”

Here’s a free bit of advice: Never start a sentence with “Not to be sexist but…” unless you’re warning someone in advance that you’re about to say some sexist bullshit so

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 13, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Cannes Film Festival Turns Women Away For Wearing Flats

Tunisian women are getting involved in politics; Tennessee has a new 48-hour abortion waiting period; Cannes says flats aren’t formal enough; what’s trolling and what’s just harassment?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 19, 2015 - 3:50 pm

Noted Fashion Plate Hillary Clinton Inspires Clothing Store Called “Hillary”

Move over, Michelle Obama — there’s a new woman in American political life vying for the snappy dresser crown. “Hillary,” a women’s clothing store in Kosovo, sells a wardrobe of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Are We Really That Surprised Male Politicians Made Comments To Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand About Her Weight?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is publishing her memoir in two weeks, which is already dominating headlines for the ugh-iest of reasons. In Off The Sidelines, Gillibrand reveals several occasions when…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Russian President Vladmir Putin Calls Hillary Clinton “Weak,” Says “It’s Better Not To Argue With Women”

“It’s better not to argue with women. But Ms. Clinton has never been too graceful in her statements. Still, we always met afterwards and had cordial conversations at various international events.

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Quotable: Hillary Clinton Talks Possible Presidential Run … And Her “Hair Strategy For 2016″

“I think [encouragement to become the first female president] reflects a desire on the part of a lot of Americans, not just women, that we have unfinished business. I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Hillary Clinton’s Career Advice: Toughen Up, Ladies

Your career plans might not include New York Senator or Secretary Of State. Even so, surely you can’t deny that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knows a thing or…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2014 - 11:00 am

Kenyan Politician On Single Women: “If You Are 35 And Don’t Have A Husband, There Is Something Wrong”

“If you are 35 and don’t have a husband, there is something wrong. … We will start demanding that you are married before you are elected.  … You young ladies:…

Jessica Wakeman | February 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: For The Most Feminist Marriage On TV, Look To Denmark’s Drama “Borgen”

Realistic marriages have little real estate on television, and feminist marriages even less. “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” were studies of estrangement; “Breaking Bad” of spousal abuse. On “Friends,” marriage…

Janet Manley | January 31, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Mommie Dearest: What If The Media Reported On Male Politicians Who Are Fathers Like It Reports On Wendy Davis?

When a woman attempts to find some semblance of “having it all,” she automatically becomes demonized. We can’t seem to rise up in the ranks — whether it’s in the…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 29, 2014 - 2:00 pm

What Do We Think Of TIME’s Hillary Cover?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet said one way or the other whether she intends to run again for president in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Sexist French Politician Fined For Making Chicken Noises While His Female Colleague Was Speaking

What a load of chickenshit. Conservative French politician Philippe Le Ray has been fined $1,700 for making chicken noises at a female colleague while she spoke before the National Assembly…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Iranian Woman Disqualified From Council Seat Because She Is “Too Attractive”

Nina Siahkali Moradi won an alternate seat in Qazvin, Iran city council elections fair and square. But male colleagues agree she’s “too attractive” to join them and have disqualified her from…

Daley Quinn | August 19, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Australian Politician Tony Abbott Calls Female Colleagues “Feisty” With “Sex Appeal”

“They’re young, they’re feisty, I think I can probably say have a bit of sex appeal, and they are just very very connected to the local area.”
– This is MP

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Republicans Put Out “Game” In Which The Purpose Is To Slap Hillary Clinton

An anti-Hillary Clinton Republican Super PAC called The Hillary Project put out a Flash-animation “game” on their website in which the player slaps Clinton across the face. When did…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The GOP Is Now Trying To Lure Women Out Of The Kitchen

The GOP is worried about the lack of Republican women in Congress. This issue became a priority when the Republicans realized that they needed a friendly female face to put…

Mary Odell | August 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Australian PM Julia Gillard’s “Small Breasts” And “Huge Thighs” Shouldn’t Be On The Menu

Even the prime minister of Australia is not immune of objectification and body-snarking: at a political fundraising dinner Julia Gillard was reduced to the significance of the quail served up…

Mary Odell | June 13, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Mayoral Candidate Linda Fondren Reveals Prostitution Past

Plenty of politicians are whores to big business. But Vicksburg, Mississippi, mayoral candidate Linda Fondren has opened up about her own actual sex work past: she literally used to work…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2013 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Ashley Judd And What It Means When We Talk About Gender & Mental Health

This piece was cross-posted with permission from the Ms. Magazine Blog

On Tuesday, Mother Jones released an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaking with members of his reelection staff.

Stassa Edwards | April 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Meryl Streep & Others Remember Margaret Thatcher

“Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2013 - 1:40 pm