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Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/27/2014

Documentary shows staying power of Wonder Woman — but when does she get her own movie?

Wonder Woman’s had an up-and-down career as a superheroine -- and it’s time she got her own movie.

By Diana Reese  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Honoring beauty of Lupita Nyong’o is fine but what’s next for her and other ‘dark girls’

Expanding societal notions of how to measure beauty, talent and excellence will take more than a magazine cover.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:43 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Breaking bad: Gender pay gap narrows, but women shouldn’t be happy about it

The gender pay gap has narrowed over the past decade largely because men’s earnings are falling, not because women’s wages are rising.

By Joann Weiner  |  04:41 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014

This ad might be the GOP’s best response to the ‘war on women’

Female candidates are engaging with the “war on women” rhetoric, perhaps none better than Terri Lynn Land in Michigan, who is running for an open Senate seat.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Michelle Obama goes ‘Nashville’ no twang needed

An African American first lady takes her message for military families South to a country music audience, which isn’t as strange as it seems.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/22/2014

Journalists Kay and Shipman urge women to close the confidence gap

Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman say that women are holding themselves back by being perfectionists

By Joann Weiner  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 04/20/2014

Michelle Obama’s planned attendance at Kansas high school graduation sparks criticism

Some say first lady’s presence will limit availability of tickets, keeping some family from attending ceremony.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:28 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/19/2014

Confronting a taboo after the death of ‘For Brown Girls’ founder

‘For Brown Girls’ founder Karyn Washington was an inspiration to many. Her apparent suicide has sparked conversations about depression and mental health among black women.

By Bethonie Butler  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Attack on AP journalists in Afghanistan rekindles a daughter’s pain

Sharon Herbaugh was the first female AP reporter to die while on assignment in 1993. For her daughter, Tracee Herbaugh, the recent death of an AP photographer and the wounding of a reporter in Afghanistan is personal.

By Tracee Herbaugh  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 PM ET, 04/17/2014

Chelsea Clinton’s news: Not quite a royal baby announcement, but a pretty big deal

Prepare for several months of paparazzi shots of Chelsea Clinton’s growing bump.

By Annie Groer  |  09:25 PM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 04/16/2014

EMILY’s List powering Democratic women fundraising totals

EMILY’s List, a progressive group that backs women who support abortion rights, is emerging as a powerhouse fundraiser this cycle.

By Matea Gold  |  04:41 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Is a global wealth tax the key to reducing income inequality?

Income inequality has worsened in the U.S., but raising tax rates isn’t likely to help, some economists say.

By Joann Weiner  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Sen. McCaskill sends out ‘unprecedented’ survey about campus rape to colleges

Sen. Claire McCaskill seeks extensive data from college presidents on how sexual assault is reported, handled and prosecuted on the nation’s campuses.

By Diana Reese  |  04:00 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Most Americans say Obama is not black. Here’s why that Pew poll got it wrong

In asking respondents whether the president is “black” or “mixed race,” did Pew offer a misleading choice that doesn’t reflect America’s social reality?

By Jen e Desmond-Harris  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 04/15/2014

A high-seas adventure with a baby that didn’t end in disaster

The author empathizes with the couple whose nautical adventure was cut short when their child got sick. Twenty-seven years ago she and her husband sailed the South Pacific for three years with their 9-month-old son.

By Alicia Shepard  |  06:05 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/14/2014

Olympia Snowe, on compromise, Citizens United and former colleague Kay Hagan

“The forces of division are well organized and they are united. ... But the majority of Americans want their government to work, and it needs to work for all of us.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014

GOP seeks army of female volunteers to counter Democratic attacks

Republicans will try to woo women to the polls, focusing on counties that went blue in 2012 and could tip the balance in November.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 AM ET, 04/14/2014

‘I know they’re in heaven together’: Kansas City mourns shooting victims

Hundreds gather at inter-faith service after possible hate shooting in Kansas City suburb.

By Diana Reese  |  02:07 AM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/11/2014

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden announce new efforts to support military caregivers

The new efforts are part of their Joining Forces Initiative.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 04/11/2014

When nice guys behave like monsters

Victims of sexual violence might be more reluctant to speak up if their abusers are labeled as monsters.

By Christine Ristaino  |  01:08 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/10/2014

LBJ tapes reveal his efforts to hire women

How did LBJ, known for his hyper-masculine style, approach the issue of women’s rights?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Kirsten Dunst’s latest role: Unlikely warrior in continuing gender debate

Considering the political and cultural arguments over the choices women make and the decisions made for them, the skirmish is not surprising.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:09 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Detroit woman who stopped attack reflects the changing norms of heroism

A retired nurse is hailed as a hero -- reflecting how the male-female perceptions of heroism have changed over the years.

By Diana Reese  |  11:03 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Is this what the White House thinks women wear to work?

The White House sent out a message about working women that included images of women who looked like they were off to a soiree, rather than a 9 to 5 job.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014

How the White House and Democrats stepped on their own equal pay message

Democrats were hoping for a clear political message around equal pay this week, but so far it hasn’t work out that way

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Pussy Riot on Christianity, art, and taking on Putin

Pussy Riot on the power of protest art, the example of Jesus Christ, and taking on Vladimir Putin

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:38 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Republicans shift tactics on equal pay issue

Led by a coalition of Republican women senators, the GOP is now offering alternatives to the Democratic approach.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:43 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Twenty years after the genocide, Rwandan women bring the country back to life

Following a devastating genocide in 1994, Rwanda’s women turned misery to success through mastery of economics and finance.

By Joann Weiner  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Paycheck Fairness Act has already failed twice. Will the third time be the charm?

Democrats revive a push for the Paycheck Fairness Act, but it faces long odds. What would it do and why are Democrats making this push now?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Why NATO should have chosen a woman as its new leader

For all of NATO’s talk about transforming itself to meet the challenges of a changing world, the makeup of its top leadership looks downright anachronistic.

By Lauren Harrison  |  02:33 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/06/2014

Pelosi: ‘I never expected anything but a double standard’

House minority leader says the double standard women in power face was no surprise to her. Her advice to women: Grow a thick skin.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:32 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Afghan women make election strides

Afghan women were a force in Saturday’s historic election, making up a third of the vote and appearing on the national ballot.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:32 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Sarah Palin’s remarkable staying power

Six years after her race for the White House, Sarah Palin remains a political and cultural force, a rare feat.

By Jackie Kucinich and Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Breastfeeding bill excuses moms from jury duty, honors ailing Missouri legislator

A breastfeeding bill gets fast-tracked through the Missouri legislature to honor the ailing representative who sponsored it.

By Diana Reese  |  04:07 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Analysis: Women gained 99,000 jobs in March

Overall, women have done better than men in job growth.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Anita Hill: ‘We can evolve.’ But the same questions are being asked.

“Are you a scorned woman? Do you have a martyr complex?” Women who challenge powerful men face the same type of grilling she did in 1991.

By Soraya Nadia McDonald  |  06:52 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Kansas City mayor promotes Women’s Empowerment initiative

It’s a plan to increase the participation of women in city jobs and government.

By Diana Reese  |  03:19 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 04/03/2014

Army’s ban on twists, other natural hairstyles sparks calls of racial bias

New regulations that ban some natural hairstyles have sparked backlash among black women and prompted a White House petition.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Bethonie Butler  |  01:43 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Sen. Boxer to GM chief: ‘I am very disappointed woman to woman.’ (Video)

Boxer brought up General Motors chief executive Mary T. Barra’s gender in an exchange during a Senate hearing.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Powerful yet vulnerable black women: A contradiction rooted in history

How can it that, according to a recent study, black women are making strides in education and affecting political trends, but they remain more vulnerable to health problems and violence than any other group?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Winter storms may mean more bad job news for women

Women tend to be in jobs that were more likely to be affected by the weather. Friday’s jobs report will show whether and how bad they were affected by the harsh winter.

By Joann Weiner  |  06:03 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Tina Brown aims to fire up the women’s empowerment movement

After announcing her break with the Daily Beast-Newsweek a few months ago, Brown’s next act includes fighting poverty and oppression of women and girls around the world.

By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 04/01/2014

McCaskill wants info from Education, Justice on campus sexual assaults

Sen. Claire McCaskill lays the groundwork for her next battle -- fighting sexual assault on the nation’s campuses.

By Diana Reese  |  02:48 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Why Native American women have been leaders in the fight against team mascots

For Native American women, leading the push to end the use of offensive team mascots is an extension of both their traditional roles in their families and their more recent roles as leaders in their communities.

By Mary Hudetz  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

How gender helps, hurts Muriel Bowser’s bid for mayor of Washington

How do voters view women who run for top municipal offices? A Rutgers University study offers some insight as Bowser’s campaign has begun to gain traction in the race for mayor of Washington, D.C.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

30 years after ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,’ Cyndi Lauper is still unusual

Three decades after her hit debut album, pop punk icon Cyndi Lauper tells She The People about how her career has changed, what she craves and why it’s important to talk to your mother.

By Ruth Tam  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 03/31/2014

GOP women in midterm races say Obamacare trumps equal pay

Republican women are framing 2014 as a referendum on the Affordable Care Act, and whether it’s good for women.

By Jackie Kucinich and Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:05 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 03/30/2014

Socialist candidate is elected first female mayor of Paris

A runoff between two female candidates guaranteed that the next mayor of the French capital would be a woman.

By Vanessa Williams  |  06:44 PM ET, 03/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/29/2014

Paris poised to make history by electing its first female mayor

On Sunday voters in Paris will choose between two female candidates for mayor. It will become one of only a handful of the world’s major cities to elect a female mayor.

By Priscilla Lalisse-Jespersen  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Women’s fight for better pay is about more than just money

An increase in the minimum wage alone will not address the core problems of economic insecurity and inequality that today’s low-wage workers face.

By Jennifer Klein  |  02:35 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 03/28/2014

Chris Christie’s bridgegate report slammed as sexist

Bridget Anne Kelly has emerged as the central figure in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s bridge scandal. A new report that raises questions about her personal life has been blasted and has stirred a backlash.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:41 PM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Latina comedians pitch ‘SNL’s’ Lorne Michaels: Hire us

Latinas protest stereotypes and lack of representation on ‘SNL’ with #StillNoLatinas

By Soraya Nadia McDonald  |  04:20 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Report: Black women are political powerhouse yet remain socially vulnerable

A new report shows black women making strides at the polls and in the classroom, yet lagging in political representation and other metrics.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Does God hate women?

President Jimmy Carter reflected on the status of women and girls across the globe and the way religion often plays a role.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Carter, McCaskill join White House efforts to fight sexual assaults on campus

Former president Jimmy Carter and Sen. Claire McCaskill are among those bringing attention to the issue of sexual assault on the nation’s college campuses.

By Diana Reese  |  01:19 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Gloria Steinem at 80

Gloria Steinem turns 80 today, prompting reflection on what she meant--and what her looks meant--to the feminist movement.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 03/25/2014

McCaskill: Rift with Hillary Clinton “overblown”

Sen. Claire McCaskill, who endorsed Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in 2008, has already pledged her support should the former secretary of state run for president in 2016.

By Jackie Kucinich  |  01:36 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/23/2014

In Greece uproar over plan to dispose of Syrian chemical weapons in the Mediterranean

Increasingly strained relations between the United States and Russia raise even more uncertainty over the already controversial plan.

By Anthee Carassava  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Note to Hillary Clinton: If you run, stress gender

A new poll shows that the historic nature of a Hillary Clinton campaign for the White House would be a key selling point.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Study: Black girls suspended at higher rates than most boys

Racial and gender disparities persist in student discipline, with black boys and black girls facing suspension at much higher rates from pre-school onward.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Dayton’s victory over Ohio State was not an upset for fans of gender pay equity

A group championing pay equity for coaches of men’s and women’s team had predicted this outcome.

By Joann Weiner  |  09:50 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014

Next mission for female vets: Storming the halls of Congress

At least a dozen female veterans are running for Congress in 2014, the most ever in one election year, according to experts.

By Jackie Kucinich  |  04:22 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Democratic women candidates make equal pay a top issue in midterm elections

Unlike abortion, equal pay doesn’t come with baggage, which is helpful in more conservative states where Democrats are vulnerable.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Jackie Kucinich  |  06:05 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Sheryl Sandberg: Billionaire

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is worth more than $1 billion. Here are more numbers about Sandberg.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Are women in Texas too busy to worry about equal pay?

The female head of a Texas group aimed at rallying conservative women voters says that women deserve equal pay, but legislation is not the solution for “extremely busy” women.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:29 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Illinois GOP candidate wants to be ‘first black female president’

Erika Harold is everything the GOP needs. She’s a young, black woman running for Congress in Illinois. Her chances of winning are small, but her plans are big.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Pamela Kirkland  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 03/17/2014

GOP sees progress, more work on gender gap

A year ago, the RNC released an autopsy of the 2012 election, detailing the party’s failures in reaching out to women. So, how much progress have they made?

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Jackie Kucinich  |  04:36 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 03/14/2014

This woman could turn Texas purple -- and it’s not Wendy Davis

While Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has gotten much of the buzz, Leticia Van de Putte, her running mate, is showing crossover appeal with Republicans.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:29 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 03/13/2014

These young conservative women are looking for a few good men

While the GOP struggles to attract women and millennials, a college women’s group boasts its conservative creds through a Facebook contest to find college gentlemen.

By Ruth Tam  |  05:54 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Duke’s student porn star brings attention to escalating college costs

A Duke University freshman turns to porn as a way to pay her tuition -- and focuses attention on the escalating cost of college.

By Diana Reese  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014

President Obama meets with women lawmakers, plans summit on working families

President Obama and a group of female lawmakers said women struggle to balance work and family. They vowed to continue to press for income equality despite little action so far on the issue by Congress.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:26 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Why Maya Angelou wanted to become a street car conductor

The poet was honored Wednesday for her first job as a cable car conductor in San Francisco. But you’ll never guess why she wanted the gig.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  06:00 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Will rightward moves by GOP prove tricky or do the trick in North Carolina?

With voters angry at different faction for different reasons, politicians from both parties calibrate their messages with care.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 03/11/2014

RightNOW Women PAC endorses Joni Ernst

RightNOW was created by Marlene Colucci, a former aide to George W. Bush, and was launched earlier this year to recruit young women to get involved in the Republican Party.

By Jackie Kucinich  |  09:57 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Fifteen girls among 40 finalists for $100,000 top science prize

Girls are a major presence among the finalists in the annual Intel Science Talent Search

By Joann Weiner  |  09:02 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/11/2014

History says Alex Sink should have the edge in Fla. special election

Women tend to have the edge in special elections, a trend that could benefit Florida’s Alex Sink.

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Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014

The other B-word

We like our public women unapologetic, but we hold women we know to a different standard.

By Ruth Tam  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/10/2014

A rift among Senate women: It’s about time.

Women of the Senate have been celebrated as collaborators, but a recent debate over military sexual assault reform has altered that image.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 03/10/2014

My sister’s keeper: Why Obama’s initiative for young men is also good for young women

“My Brother’s Keeper,” President Obama’s new initiative aimed at black boys and young men, could address a long-standing concern for black women.

By Marjorie Valbrun  |  12:44 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/08/2014

Ellie, heroine of popular video game, is headed for the big screen

“The Last of Us” has a strong female character, which means a big role for the actress who lands the part in the movie version.

By Soraya Nadia McDonald  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/08/2014

Women of CPAC answer: Is there a war on women?

Prominent conservative women talk about the Republican Party’s image and which female politician could be at the top of the GOP presidential ticket in 2016.

By Jackie Kucinich  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/08/2014

Labor Department delivers dismal job market news for women

More women are back at work, but the new jobs don’t pay very well.

By Joann Weiner  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Want to look electable? Watch how you hold your gun

It’s campaign season and for some politicians the race is on -- straight to the shooting range to show off their skills.

By Casey Capachi  |  06:25 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 03/07/2014

American Catholics -- in public and in transition

As the solemn season of Lent begins, a survey shows a desire and expectation for change.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:05 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Women to watch at CPAC

The conservative gathering gives activists a chance to mull over “the woman problem,” yet not many high-profile, elected women will be on the stage.

By Nia-Malika Henderson and Jackie Kucinich  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Black and Ivy: My alternate Harvard experience

The writer, who attended Harvard in the late 1980s, identifies with the students protesting against racism, and recalls a campus rife with many different conflicts.

By Farai Chideya  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/05/2014

‘I, Too, Am Harvard’: Black students show they belong

Students are calling attention to their experiences with a play and photo campaign.

By Bethonie Butler  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Video: Barbara Bush makes case against son Jeb. Again.

The former first lady’s remarks come as there has been speculation that her son Jeb Bush is thinking about a 2016 White House run, which could pit him against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  09:40 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Wendy Davis won her gubernatorial primary. Now what?

Wendy Davis made history, becoming only the second woman in Texas history to win a major party nomination for governor. But now what?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:30 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 03/04/2014

Poll: Hillary Clinton is more than likable enough

A new poll has some interesting stats on how potential 2016 voters view Hillary Clinton--her gender, tenure at State, and whether she is likable enough

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:25 PM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Which states were among the first to elect women to top political offices?

It’s no surprise that states that led the way in granting women the right to vote also were the first to elect them to higher offices.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:09 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Big and small victories for women at the Oscars

The film industry has notoriously favored male storytellers and male-centric narratives. But the 86th Academy Awards ceremony gave women much to be hopeful for.

By Ruth Tam  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 03/02/2014

Today’s woman in movies: Still up in the air, but with a twist

While “Gravity” heroine is celebrated today, there was a derring-doer in film 100 years ago.

By Carla Baranauckas  |  01:46 PM ET, 03/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 03/01/2014

Angelo Henderson slays the myth of black apathy

Commentators and columnists who try to claim that the black community is not sufficiently outraged about black-on-black crime never met this Detroit journalist turned crime-fighter.

By Vanessa Williams  |  03:46 PM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/01/2014

Lupita Nyong’o’s speech on ‘black beauty’ underscores her significance in Hollywood

Breakout actress Lupita Nyong’o is a rising star and burgeoning fashion icon. But she didn’t always feel beautiful.

By Bethonie Butler  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2014

Women in Hollywood: Princesses no more?

The Oscar-nominated blockbuster Frozen highlights just what women can do when given the chance to succeed in a male-dominated industry.

By Maria De La O  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Maybe raising the minimum wage isn’t such a good idea after all

Raising the minimum wage hinders teen employment while doing little to reduce poverty, says economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin.

By Joann Weiner  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Victories roll on, but is the battle for gay rights over?

So far many of the state laws on marriage equality have come about through court order, not through state legislatures or the approval of voters in those states. That’s a nagging problem.

By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Colbert calls out conservative media for focusing on Hillary Clinton’s age

Did some members of conservative media forget that more than one Republican man has run for president while in his Golden Years?

By Vanessa Williams  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Carol Moseley Braun: ‘Small wonder’ there is not more diversity in Congress

The first African American female senator reflects on her historic term twenty years later.

By Ruth Tam  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Experts disagree about job losses and the moral status of Obamacare

Economists disagree about whether the benefits of Obamacare exceed the costs

By Joann Weiner  |  06:28 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Recline, don’t ‘Lean In’ (Why I hate Sheryl Sandberg)

A foreign policy expert says asking women to juggle demanding careers and the demands of home will disproportionately push them out of the workplace.

By Rosa Brooks  |  10:07 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Vintage politics: Democrats push old money message for 2014 [VIDEO]

Is there an echo in the chamber? Democrats look to a new sales pitch on an old money messaging to win female voters for the midterms.

By Julie Percha  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Everything you wanted to know about sex and housework but were too busy to ask

A New York Times magazine story takes a look at couples who attempt to share in household chores but who aren’t too active between the sheets.

By Brigid Schulte  |  02:02 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 02/05/2014

For top-notch tax advice, turn to the women

Women blogging about taxes have some of the most informative and entertaining commentary about the drudgery of filing your federal income tax return.

By Joann Weiner  |  12:36 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Book asks ‘What will it take to make a woman president?’

In asking people what it will take to make a woman president, author Marianne Schnall discovers the obstacles keeping women from leadership positions.

By Diana Reese  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The GOP’s ‘Obama Girl’ tweets and the perils of political overreach

Sexist thinking like those in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race and in the Army happen when people reach for stereotypes to express themselves.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  06:05 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Gloria Steinem: No such thing as a ‘feminist icon’

She The People sat down with feminism activist Gloria Steinem, a 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.

By Ruth Tam  |  07:01 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Vietnam War nurse: ‘I saw people do stuff they’d never do at home’

A Vietnam War nurse recalls her service, her struggle with PTSD and her support of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial.

By Ruth Tam  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/10/2013

If Rice were a man, would she already have a leadership spot in college football?

Condoleezza Rice's resum blows up the idea that only men can hold leadership roles in the football-warrior games.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 PM ET, 09/27/2013

MacArthur fellow Angela Duckworth: Test kids’ grit, not just their IQ

Psychologist and MacArthur fellow Angela Duckworth believes grit and self-control are just as important for students’ success as how well they score on standardized tests.

By Ruth Tam  |  11:20 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013

What will Wendy Davis do next?

If Wendy Davis decides to run, she will be a Democrat seeking the governor’s office in what has been Rick Perry Country for forever and a day.

By Judy Howard Ellis  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Five women of the financial crisis: Who they are and why they mattered

While the names most people may associate with the crisis are male, a few women played prominent roles in the financial crisis.

By Joann Weiner  |  04:26 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 09/07/2013

Syria posts first lady Asma al-Assad’s good deeds on Instagram

As world leaders debate whether to retaliate against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons, the "Syrian Presidency" Instagram site has been posting pictures of first lady Asma al-Assad doing good deeds among her people.

By Annie Groer  |  07:01 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 08/24/2013

Jamaican immigrants reflect on America's promise on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

Despite the flagrant racism against blacks in America , 50 years ago, the author's parents and thousands of people of color from around the world, chose to migrate to the United States.

By Michelle Bernard  |  05:18 PM ET, 08/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Gay mayor promotes LGBT fairness in small-town Kentucky

The openly gay mayor of Vicco, Ky., is changing attitudes toward LGBT people in a red state.

By Lynn Joyce Hunter  |  08:51 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Hey, GOP: Slapping Hillary -- or any woman -- is not a game

A Republican Super PAC thinks (virtually) slapping women leaders is funny. More than 100,000 people disagree.

By Aly Neel  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Every black boy is coming right for you

What if I feel frightened by people wearing parochial school plaid skirts? I graduated from Catholic high school, and I assure you that those little girls can be vicious at times.

By Jamila Bey  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/11/2013

She said: Kafka v. Orwell, free speech in Hong Kong, hairy art

Kafka, not Orwell, best explains the latest privacy debate. Thank Hong Kong's people, not the government, for freedom of speech. Is it ever cool to touch a black woman's hair?

By Vanessa Williams  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 06/06/2013

On being Paris Jackson, Michael's daughter: a dream or nightmare?

Whatever kind of parent Michael Jackson may have been, he was pretty much the only one she had.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:00 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Jodi Arias trial brings up issue of capital punishment

People may be sick of hearing about the trial of Jodi Arias, but the question of whether the death penalty is right and just for anyone remains.

By Diana Reese  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Justice and vengeance, in Boston and beyond

Just put me in the room with the guy, is the fantasy. But when the unimaginable happens, it provides the test on what kind of people and society we are.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Petition on White House site supports bill to save Postal Service

A petition on a White House Website supports proposed legislation to make changes that would save the U.S. Postal Service from financial ruin without costing taxpayers.

By Diana Reese  |  04:07 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/20/2013

Boston unlocked, blessedly free to criticize

While a neighbor found Tamerlan Tsarnaev's anti-American diatribes grating, it never occurred to him to call the cops: "A lot of people in Cambridge talk like that."

By Melinda Henneberger  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/08/2013

Casting Kim Kardashian in 'Temptation' is not Tyler Perry's worst sin

Critics say Tyler Perry's latest movie, 'Temptation' stigmatizes both ambitious women and people living with HIV.

By Vanessa Williams  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013

A state religion? What's next, North Carolina, secession?

Even religious leaders believe this is a religious and constitutional step too far.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Note to Ben Carson: It's not racism or a 'plantation' mentality; it's just politics

Battleground Washington can make neurosurgery seem like a walk in the park. When you open your mouth, you will be criticized.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 03/27/2013

A 'military spouse of the year' closely watches the Supreme Court

'Regardless of how someone feels about same-sex marriage or their religious convictions, we can't have second-class citizens, especially people defending our country and our constitution.'

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:58 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Do black women need lessons on 'leaning in'?

As women decide which points in her message to hold close and which ones it might be wiser to disregard, they are taking at least one piece of advice from Sheryl Sandberg. They are speaking up.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:26 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Authentically black and Catholic with something to say about Pope Francis

SHE THE PEOPLE | The rich history of African American Catholics is woven through the growth of the church. Their voices should be heard at this time of important transition.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nextpope

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 03/13/2013

A voter ID battle in North Carolina

SHE THE PEOPLE | Republicans tread carefully as they look to change voting rules with an eye on the state's and their own futures.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:59 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013

In her 100th year, is it time to take Rosa Parks off that pedestal?

SHE THE PEOPLE | She was the respectable symbol that was needed at the time, even though the flesh-and-blood activist was far more interesting.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The House now turns to the Violence Against Women Act

An advocate says the bill not only provides needed services and reforms for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, but also serves as "an incredibly powerful, potent, meaningful symbol."

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:17 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Will the next pope in a new world change the Catholic Church?

The next pope will take over the Catholic Church in a political world with dissenting voices, and try to satisfy those who would be faithful but not silent.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  catholic church; new pope in changing times; gay marriage; homosexuality and catholic church; pope benedict; who will next pope be?

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 02/12/2013

Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant

Sarah Palin offers a cautionary political tale.

By Suzi Parker  |  08:52 AM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/09/2013

Escape from Westboro Baptist Church: Is fresh start possible for Phelps's granddaughters?

Two granddaughters of founder Fred Phelps have left the cult-like homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka.

By Diana Reese  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Strom Thurmond's black daughter: a symbol of America's complicated racial history

SHE THE PEOPLE | Thurmond's daughter was for years kept on the outside looking in, a pattern that mirrors the lives of many African Americans.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:32 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 02/05/2013

How will the Violence Against Women Act fare in Congress?

SHE THE PEOPLE | A bill reauthorized twice since its inception in 1994 stalled last year. Will a new version gain bipartisan support?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:48 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Marine suspect in Chris Kyle shooting is getting death threats

We have an idea that that's why they were at the range, for some kind of therapy that Mr. Kyle assists people with, the sheriff said.

By Lori Stahl  |  02:03 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013

The GOP on its minority problem: Don't call it 'outreach,' but ‘engagement'

SHE THE PEOPLE | In a come-to-Jesus moment at the RNC winter meeting in Charlotte, the message was: Republicans cannot scare people and expect to win; Republicans have to invite people and include people and that's how you win.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Does Obama's presidency improve the lives of everyday African Americans?

SHE THE PEOPLE | There was no shortage of exhilaration at the inauguration. But has King’s dream been fulfilled?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/25/2013

N.C. Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan has a task ahead in 2014 reelection campaign

SHE THE PEOPLE | In a state where Republicans did well in 2012 and have high hopes for the next election, she carves out her own path on issues from guns to energy.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/22/2013

For Southern Democrats, all politics are local

A lot more people would be Democrats, an organizer said, 'if they understood the issues better' and if the party let them know it wants their votes.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/10/2013

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory balances hometown expectations, GOP austerity

SHE THE PEOPLE | “He’s got a very difficult balance to strike,” said Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. “The expectations that are there within his party may not mesh well with the expectations people in this state have.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Late-night TV's white guys club lags in political progress

With a black man in the White House and a woman perhaps on deck, is late-night TV a comforting throwback?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Sanford vs. Sanford? Dream on, political (and drama) junkies

SHE THE PEOPLE | Sure the South Carolina contest for Tim Scott's House seat may not happen. But imagine that debate.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Tim Scott's importance as GOP senator and symbol

Despite his very conservative beliefs, Democrats should not discount what the African American's appointment means.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Judge's abhorrent, familiar views on ‘technical' rape earn rebuke

SHE THE PEOPLE | Once again, we have a powerful man using his position to teach the rest of us what is and is not rape.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Is Jenny the South Carolina Sanford with a political future?

SHE THE PEOPLE | She's reportedly on Gov. Nikki Haley's short list to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate and, not surprisingly, is more popular than her ex.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  05:11 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The GOP's rich opportunity to help poor people

Former Republican Congressman J.C. Watts says that when his fellow conservatives talk about poor people, they too often sound like cooks who are awfully new to the kitchen: "You can have the recipe,'' he told me, but might have more confidence in "someone who's maybe made the cake."

By Melinda Henneberger  |  10:27 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Jim DeMint and the South Carolina shuffle

SHE THE PEOPLE | The state and its players, from Nikki Haley to Tim Scott, welcome the political spotlight.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Jesse Helms is still stirring up controversy

SHE THE PEOPLE | A U.S. congresswoman's effort to name a federal building for 'Senator No' has dissenters remembering a divisive legacy.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2012

What Lincoln' leaves out, and why it matters

SHE THE PEOPLE | It's a movie, not a civics lesson. But where are the African Americans who fought for their own liberation?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/28/2012

A woman's place is in a House Committee Chair

SHE THE PEOPLE | A women's place in the House has been recognized for nearly a hundred years but it still balks at putting them at the head of the table.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Paula Broadwell and the public's right to know it all

SHE THE PEOPLE | Sometimes it's news, sometimes it's scandal. This story has a little bit of everything and I'm part of a business that gives everyone a peek.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/17/2012

Huckabee: GOP pumped more bullets into wounded Todd Akin

SHE THE PEOPLE | “I regret the Republican Party’s complete abandonment of Todd Akin,” he says.

By Diana Reese  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Unions did not kill Twinkies, but they'll take the fall

SHE THE PEOPLE I As someone who's pro-union, it's hard to watch striking workers lose their game of chicken with Hostess.

By Diana Reese  |  11:52 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 11/16/2012

Irish abortion debate after woman's death resonates in U.S.

SHE THE PEOPLE | Does a tragic death in Ireland have implications across the Atlantic?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  06:29 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 11/13/2012

David Petraeus and all the generals friends a field guide

I wish Holly Petraeus the best -- and can't wait to see if she holds her position

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  10:39 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Petraeus

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Paula Broadwell, downfall of a great man, blah, blah, blah

SHE THE PEOPLE | The rush to blame bad decisions on her more than him is an all-too-familiar story.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  09:23 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Amanda Palmer’s got the world sharing health insurance hell at #InsurancePoll

People around the world are tweeting their health insurance stats at the request of musician Amanda Palmer.

By Diana Reese  |  05:06 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012

No Fluke: Obama needs Colorado's women voters

Colorado women helped Obama win in 2008, and they may be even more crucial in his race against Mitt Romney.

By Sandra Fish  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sandra Fluke, Ken Buck, Michael Bennet, birth control, abortion, personhood, Colorado, elections 2012

Posted at 02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012

Colorado's Hickenlooper, wife split amicably

No scandal here, but the separation between a governor and his wife is unfortunately not all that unusual.

By Sandra Fish  |  02:00 AM ET, 08/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Hickenlooper, Helen Thorpe, Colorado governor, 2016 presidential race, Bill Owens

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/26/2012

When Kim Jong Eun met Ri Sol Ju: A North Korean love story

The North Korean state news agency announced Wednesday that the attractive young woman seen recently at Kim’s side during public appearances is his wife, Ri Sol Ju.  

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ri Sol-ju, DPRK, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Kim Il-song, Kim jong-il

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Did Ann Romney say ‘you people’ or ‘our people’?

“We’ve given all [?] people need to know and understand about our financial situation.” In other words, I still can’t tell.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abbey roiad, ann romney, tax returns, "you people" george romney

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 06/15/2012

Racial tension still an issue in Jasper, Texas

This week, Jasper’s first black police chief was fired by the City Council, capping what the chief’s lawyer says is a “smear campaign” fueled by long-standing racial animosity.

By Lori Stahl  |  06:18 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jasper, texas, james byrd, rodney pearson, hate crime, dragging death

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Ann Romney and Germans: Ich bin ein say what?

“We all get upset at certain times with anybody that is – you know, especially a German.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  03:56 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2012

RIP Donna Summer, queen of disco and bad girls

Summer gave us plenty of dances as the Queen of Disco. Thanks for the glittery memories, Donna.

By Suzi Parker  |  02:44 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Donna Summer, disco, Duran Duran, Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012

Doug Brinkley: Jodi Kantor’s ‘The Obamas’ is ‘chick nonfiction’

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jodi Kantor, Douglas Brinkley, chick non-fiction, The Obamas

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Saul Alinsky would be so disappointed: Obama breaks ‘Rules for Radicals’

A long line of conservatives have accused President Obama of being a “Saul Alinsky radical.” But the late community organizer would be the first to say Obama’s broken every rule in Alinsky’s famous “Rules for Radicals.”

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Chris Christie for VP? Three scenarios.

What if I were the governor of New Jersey? What would I be thinking?

By Carla Baranauckas  |  11:39 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Thank you, Gabby Giffords

Rep. Gabrielle “Gabby’ Giffords needs to regain her health and spend time with her husband instead of focusing on an exhausting reelection campaign. In short, Giffords needs to spend time navigating her new reality.

By Suzi Parker  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Newt Gingrich defies conventional wisdom about women voters

“Republican women don’t vote for cheaters, period,” one Republican strategist in Washington said in an interview a few days before the South Carolina primary.

By Amy Gardner  |  11:25 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Whole Foods v. Cracker Barrel divide leaves out a lot of us

Campaigns will be targeting the middle ground, those who can’t afford to shop at Whole Foods and may still be offended by Cracker Barrel’s history of discrimination.

By Sandra Fish  |  10:34 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 01/22/2012

Texans focus on Rick Perry’s savvy exit

Perry not only got out before being crushed, but by endorsing Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney he picked a winner, at least in South Carolina.

By Lori Stahl  |  09:35 PM ET, 01/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012

My son got into Eton and I can’t tell my big fat liberal friends

If you hang out in the neo-Socialist circles in which I wander, the only thing worse than telling your friends that your kid just got into Eton might be telling them that you don’t outright hate the Israeli government.

By Anonymous  |  10:48 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Racing around South Carolina: A Palmetto notebook

The top three finishers in the New Hampshire Republican primary wasted no time in shifting focus to South Carolina.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Tim Tebow: Would we love him if he were Muslim?

The lauding of Tebow's Christianity has me recollecting another Denver athlete who once flaunted his faith, on the basketball court in the mid-1990s, and paid a price for it.

By Sandra Fish  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 01/08/2012

N.H. debates after-action report: who’s got game?

SHE THE PEOPLE | Does it really matter if the candidates know when the college football championship game will be played?

By Carla Baranauckas  |  11:43 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2012

T.S.A. and the politics of kinky hair

Did they think there was a grenade in there?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Where did Michele Bachmann’s mama grizzlies go?

“I guess maybe we here are not quite ready for a women president.”

By Patricia Murphy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 01/03/2012

Karen Santorum’s one request

Rick Santorum’s account of his deal with his wife rings true.

By Karen Tumulty  |  08:03 PM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Hillary Clinton for vice president

When asked about her plans, the former president said, “She’s tired and she wants to come home” and “do the kind of work that I’m doing now.”

By Suzi Parker  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Disenfranchised in Des Moines: who gets left out of the Iowa caucuses?

“One farmer was unwilling even to attend a Democratic caucus, because his banker was a Republican.”

By Karen Tumulty  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Wanted: another ‘Iron Lady’ to take Britain in hand

By Delia Lloyd  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Callista Gingrich, America’s Camilla Parker-Bowles

Whether intentionally or not, the image she presents is all wife and no mistress — and one wonders if it helps hide the terror any of us would feel if asked to live through that transformation.

By Amy Gardner  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/02/2012

What Rick Perry has yet to learn from Tim Tebow

If Perry really wanted to mimic Tebow style, he would have to forego traditional campaigning.

By Judith Howard Ellis  |  11:58 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Michelle Obama’s backside is your business how?

Can you imagine how the incident would play out if an African American congressman made a crude remark about First Lady Laura Bush’s body?

By Mary C. Curtis  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 01/02/2012

She the People: our predictions for Iowa

SHE THE PEOPLE | Predictions for Iowa: Santorum wins, receives a congratulatory Pope-o-gram.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  07:05 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

Ovarian cancer drug fail (and that’s the good news?)

How bad is ovarian cancer? Here’s how bad: A drug that fails to prolong the lives of ovarian cancer patients was just declared the biggest breakthrough in 15 years

By Donna Trussell  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

What Newt Gingrich’s three wives tell us about the president he’d be

I’ll say this for the former House Speaker: Gingrich is a man who makes good on his promises to paramours.

By Bonnie Goldstein  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 01/01/2012

She the People: Meet our contributing writers

By Washington Post editors  |  06:34 PM ET, 01/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Opinion: Does Newt Gingrich have a woman problem? With Michele Bachmann, yes

It takes a lot to get Michele Bachmann to play the gender card. But we all have limits, and Bachmann hit hers in Thursday’s GOP presidential debate.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Opinion: Chelsea Clinton’s affirmative action TV job

Chelsea Clinton wasn’t that bad.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Opinion: What ‘Women for Cain’ saw in him doesn’t exist in nature

Voters want a “regular” guy who goes hunting and enjoys low-brow TV but is smart enough to solve the world’s most challenging problems.

By Donna Trussell  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Chelsea Clinton panned for doing some good in new TV job

There’s a bigger story here than nepotism, though, and it’s a story that Chelsea Clinton brought to light.

By Sandra Fish  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Are Rick Perry’s oopsies all in his head?

As Joel Achenbach noted after Perry froze during a GOP debate and couldn’t come up with the third federal agency he wants to do away with, a “brain freeze” can result from anxiety.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Opinion: The Gingrich who stole Christmas

Rather than back off his plan to rethink “stupid” child labor laws and put children as young as 9 to work as school janitors — scrubbing, cleaning and moving around file cabinets — Newt Gingrich has doubled down.

By Mary C. Curtis  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Ginger White says multiple men helped her financially

White says former GOP candidate Herman Cain wasn’t the only man who helped her financially.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Sexual harassment deserves a place among ‘the real issues’

Cain and his campaign aside, the way politicians and the press, too, have been talking about the allegations against him in the last week suggest that sexual harassment is this exotic, rarely glimpsed phenomenon — difficult to distinguish, and not worth the effort.

By Melinda Henneberger  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)