By Mica Annis, Vice President’s Office Intern Since childhood I have been taught that it is often best to shy away from conflict for the sake of harmony. I would even argue that most women are socialized (even in feminist environments) to be as non-confrontational as possible. Growing up in a progressive, feminist family, I… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Electoral Politics
By Elizabeth Levinson, Vice President’s Office Intern I will be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a political junkie. I knew that the Democrats would come in blazing to promote our candidate, and I was looking forward to seeing the strategies they would take to oppose the platform embodied by the Republican… Read more »
By Maxine Todd, NOW PAC Intern Even with a strong feminist history, it is still hard to fully deconstruct implicit biases we’ve all been socialized to have. Since elementary school girls who talk too much are looked down upon as social butterflies or chatty cathys who gossip too much, while boys can talk just as… Read more »
By Maxine Todd, NOW PAC Intern As a young woman, I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to elect the first woman president. It is wonderful to see a candidate who I know has personally experienced the same problems and faces the same concerns that I have, as a woman in the U.S. While… Read more »
Here’s what I care about regarding emails and Hillary Clinton — it’s what’s in my inbox. I’ve been hearing from a lot of women who are proud of Hillary Clinton’s lifelong commitment to preventing violence against women. Lately, they’ve been telling me they like what they’ve seen and heard about her vision for preventing the alarming… Read more »
A century ago, brave women fought for my right to vote and I will always honor that right and responsibility.
This November marks the first time I will be out of my home state of Oklahoma for an election and, as a result, the first time I will be voting by absentee ballot.
With midterm elections fast approaching, supporters of women’s rights are working to maintain control of the Senate. A large demographic of voters called the Rising American Electorate could sway votes in their favor, as this group is populous, influential, and tends to hold beliefs that support women’s rights, labor unions, equal pay, and raising the minimum wage (for example).
According to an American University study, 63 percent of girls have never even thought about running for political office. I can’t help but think that if high school history texts featured Shirley Chisholm’s story a little more prominently, the number of girls who have thought about running for office would be a lot higher.
Calling Wendy Davis a gold-digger or Hillary Clinton as a shrew can make for a good story, but it doesn’t make for good journalism.