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Vagina Voting and Woman-Hating

“It became clear to me that, you know as a woman, you can’t just vote your vagina.” – Susan Sarandon, 2013 Declaring that she couldn’t “vote her vagina” in the recent New York City mayoral race, actress Susan Sarandon was referring to her decision not to vote for candidate and New York City Councilwoman Christine […]

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Electing Women: Is Fear of the Campaign a Cop Out?

While at the BlogHer’12 conference this past summer, I attended a fantastic panel on social media and electing women to public office. During and after the panel, there was a lively Twitter thread happening, in parallel, on the topic. You can read the whole thread by searching for #BH12ElectWomen. It includes panelists, members of the […]

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Nikki Haley Could Have Been Vice President

Who could be better as a Republican vice presidential pick than a young, attractive, up-and-coming rising star who happens to be a woman of color, a mom of young children and the governor of an important Southern state? The GOP is sorely in need of repairing the damage it’s done to itself with the “woman’s […]

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Running for Office is a Woman’s Job — on Television

Women are running for office in record numbers in 2012. Claire Dunphy just announced for city council in her suburban Los Angeles enclave. Leslie Knope is running for mayor in Pawnee, Indiana, and she already has a web site to prove it. Sue Sylvester’s Ohio congressional run is well under way. And Diane Lockhart is […]

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