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Sexist double standard arrives early in 2020 race

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? It’s 22 months until the next presidential election, and already one potential Democratic female candidate is being trashed while one Republican male who’s not even a candidate is being treated like an elder statesman who might challenge Donald Trump. On the last day of 2018, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth […]

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Why Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ should be the Democratic woman

Each December, Time magazine announces its Person of the Year. It’s the individual (or group) who, “for better or for worse,” as the magazine puts it, had the greatest influence on the events of the year. This year, it should be no contest. The greatest influence in America this year came from Democratic women. They […]

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Voting gender gap may be a chasm if GOP rams Kavanaugh onto Supreme Court

As Donald Trump and the Republican men of the Senate Judiciary Committee (and it’s a men-only club for the GOP) downplay the credible claims of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford when they were teens, they might be feeling smug that they’re getting away with something. But women in this country aren’t […]

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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by voting — and winning — on Nov. 6

August 26 was Women’s Equality Day. It’s the day in 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was formally adopted, giving women the right to vote. It was finally fully ratified eight days earlier when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the constitutional amendment, giving it the needed three-fourths of all states. […]

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2018 is the year of Democratic women, but not only candidates (UPDATE)

The elections in 2018 are turning out to be the Year of the Woman, but it’s not just women candidates running as Democrats. It’s women voting in big numbers. It’s women donating money to candidates — lots of money. More than anything else, it’s about women having their voices heard. No longer are women candidates […]

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Thanks for celebrating women with new Barbies, Mattel. Now make them normal size.

In honor of International Women’s Day, the toy giant Mattel is releasing a new batch of Barbies based on real-life women who can only be called “sheroes.” But even sheroes need a little meat on their bones. “Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering role models past and present in an effort to […]

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Despite Trump’s praise of Rob Porter, domestic violence remains a deadly threat

The emerging facts and photos about former White House staff secretary Rob Porter spell out a dark truth about the prevalence of domestic abuse. It happens no matter how “strong” women are. White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway foolishly argued in a CNN interview that White House communications director Hope Hicks, who is dating Porter, […]

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Mothers against gun violence running for office (UPDATE)

Fighting for legislative action against gun violence always seems like an uphill battle. But at least some activists are going a step further and running for office to try to pass common-sense gun safety laws. Take Lucia McBath. She lost her son, Jordan Davis, in 2012 when a white driver approached the vehicle Jordan was in […]

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#WomensMarch2018: A laser-like focus on voting

Last year’s Women’s March was an angry reaction to the election of Donald Trump. This year’s march was about taking back power and voting. That was the general theme and feeling of the marchers at this year’s Women’s March in Chicago, which had the theme, “March to the Polls.” We just got back from marching […]

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We need more women in power. In media, government, entertainment…

It’s not about sex. It’s all about power. Matt Lauer is out at The Today Show after what NBC called a “review” of sexual misconduct at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. His actions were a “clear violation of our company’s standards,” says an NBC story. Details about Lauer’s behavior — the alleged sexual assault of a […]

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