Tagged: women in politics

House Votes to Block Women’s Institute – Declares MO War on Women 0

House Votes to Block Women’s Institute – Declares MO War on Women

“It’s an embarrassment. It is a fricking embarrassment,” Wolfe said of the legislative actions. Lawmakers are attempting to block the university from training the young people of the state to be leaders, he said. “I think they are going above and beyond what they should be focusing on,” Wolfe said. “Having the political leadership in Jefferson City decide what we teach on our campuses goes against our mission.” JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House passed legislation aimed at shutting down an institute that trains women for roles in government and politics. The amendment to House Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 455,...

Media Sexism: Name It and Change it 0

Media Sexism: Name It and Change it

“Name It. Change It.” works to end sexist and misogynistic coverage of women candidates by all members of the press—from bloggers to radio hosts to television pundits.  by Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, President/CEO of She Should Run and NameItChangeIt.org The Pyramid of Egregiousness from NameItChangeIt.org Media sexism is one of the top problems facing women when they run for office and a major deterrent to women considering running. The advice from campaign strategists has typically been to ignore the sexism. That advice is wrong. Today, I am proud to introduce a new resource: the Name It. Change It. Candidate Guide to Sexist Media Coverage.  This guide...