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A Collage of Her Severally-Inspected Parts
Kashmiri scholar, journalist and former civil servant Ather Zia details the range of ways in which Kashmiri women participate in politics...
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Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
I was a graduate student at the University of California Berkeley's journalism school when Patsy Takemoto Mink died in 2002.
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Fashion Is Political
Robin Givhan, the Pulitzer prize-winning fashion editor for the Washington Post, writes about the fashion industry and the ways in which it influences the lives of ordinary people who seldom find themselves walking along a red carpet. She refuses to accept the notion that fashion is somehow for "other" people...
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10 Questions with Erika Falk
Few Americans are aware that more than thirty women have run for the presidency of the United States. Victoria Woodull, a spiritualist turned successful Wall Street broker, was the first, in 1872. Her name did not even make it on the ballot, and it would take another half-century before women won the right to cast their vote in elections. In Women for President:Media Bias in Eight Campaigns, Erika Falk studied the presidential campaign of Victoria Woodhull and seven other prominent female presidential candidates--Belva Lockwood, Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Schroeder, Lenora Fulani, Elizabeth Dole and Carol Moseley Braun...
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The Killing Fields of Juarez
JUAREZ, MEXICO – It was the brutality with which they killed the young women that first caught my attention. That winter’s day of 1999, I stayed up into the early morning hours reading narratives that described death after horrible death. Despite what the Mexican authorities said, the murders were not normal...
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Muslim Women Engage in Politics
Featured Community Voice: Rania Matar Lebanese-born photographer Rania Matar, who currently lives in the United States, frequently travels back to her native country...
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Women, Media and Politics in Lebanon
In a country where over half of the population are women, Lebanon lacks political representation even more than some of its other Arab neighbors. Simba Russeau looks at the roles women are seeking to fulfill in Lebanon after the formation of a national unity government.
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Books on Democracy
Here is a selection of must-read books written by women about democracy in Mexico, South Africa, Iran, Russia and Burma. For a more comprehensive list of books about Women, Power and Politics, see our book list.
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What Women Voters Want
Melinda Henneberger is a journalist who has covered politics since 1994, including 10 years at the New York Times. In 2007 she published a book called If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians to Hear. While researching this book, she spent eighteen months traveling across the United States and listening to what women of all ages, races, tax brackets and political views had to say about how they vote, what they care about, and what drives them crazy about candidates in both parties...
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Why Vote?
Featured Community Voice: Susan Griffin As a poet, essayist, playwright and screenwriter, Susan Griffin's prolific writing on women and society has earned her a place in feminism's Hall of Fame and among the finalists for a Pulitzer Prize. She employs an innovative style to talk about real issues that affect women such as environmental destruction, racism, war, and democracy...
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