Women in Politics


Women are Fundraising Their Way to the Big Political Table
09 Jul 2015

Women are Fundraising Their Way to the Big Political Table

Hillary Clinton’s first quarter fundraising total of $45 million revealed that women comprised more than 60% of her donor base.  Regardless of Party, this kind of financial participation is essential if women want to be treated as more than one issue voters or a political football during election season. Women have typically been out-raised  by men by a ratio of 4 to 1. Is it...

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Feminism is Not the “F” Word: An Interview with Jennifer Hall Lee
28 May 2015

Feminism is Not the “F” Word: An Interview with Jennifer Hall Lee

Feminism is not the “F” word and feminists should not be stereotyped as the ball-busting, bearded, Birkenstock wearing sisterhood!  Disabusing wrong-headed notions about feminism is vital in understanding its benefits to society as well as the opportunities now available to women as a result. In a special edition of Dare We Say, I had an opportunity to interview award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Hall Lee, who reminds...

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Why Are Men in Congress Still Sidelining Women Staffers?
21 May 2015

Why Are Men in Congress Still Sidelining Women Staffers?

National Journal’s article that Some Male Members of Congress Won’t Be Alone with Female Staffers caused quite an uproar. This is a problem on both sides of the aisle, wherein “numerous women who work on the Hill say they’ve been excluded from solo meetings and evening events, a practice that could be illegal.” Author and commentator Anita Finlay says this is discriminatory and can also...

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Did Carly Fiorina Negate the Reason for Her Presidential Run?
08 May 2015

Did Carly Fiorina Negate the Reason for Her Presidential Run?

Carly Fiorina claims her presidential candidacy offers the unique perk that she can stop Hillary Clinton from playing the “gender card.” Yet in an interview with The Hill, Fiorina defended her “rocky tenure” as CEO of HP by agreeing that ‘underlying sexism contributed to her firing.’ She said, “There’s no question that women in positions of authority are scrutinized differently, criticized differently and characterized different.”...

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29 Apr 2015

Are Women Making The Senate More Effective?

The U.S. Senate worked together to pass landmark Human Trafficking and Rape Protection legislation in a collaborative manner – something that stunned many and left the country wondering what it would take to make this a more common occurrence. Author and contributor Anita Finlay believes that this progress is because having more women in office is paving the way for effective communication. “They are able...

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Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin
10 Apr 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Candidacy – Fact Not Spin

Hillary Clinton plans to announce her candidacy on Twitter this weekend as she journey’s to Iowa for her initial campaign blitz. Big media (left and right) are still struggling to control her narrative, manipulating the way we see our first and, so far, only viable female candidate for the Presidency of the United States. I join Midpoint’s Ed Berliner and conservative strategist Adam Goodman to...

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Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza
07 Apr 2015

Kelly Clarkson Told To Step Away From the Deep Dish Pizza

On Mike Gallagher’s radio show, FOX News’ Chris Wallace admonished Kelly Clarkson to manage her weight by “pushing away from the deep-dish pizza.” Wallace has apologized, but the ramifications of his comments are far reaching. As author and commentator Anita Finlay states, “Women are still graded by appearance first, no matter how great their accomplishments. Worse still, as the media lives to objectify them, women...

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Hillary Clinton Challenges Barriers to Social Mobility
26 Mar 2015

Hillary Clinton Challenges Barriers to Social Mobility

Hillary Clinton this week led “a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress on expanding opportunity in urban America.” Clinton stated “We don’t have enough social mobility…Why do some communities have, frankly, more ladders for opportunity than other communities?” Emily Badger, who covers urban policy for the Washington Post, states that “this question is actually a sophisticated and hugely important one, and the fact...

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13 Mar 2015

Beating Back the Drive-By Media on Hillary’s Emails

As nature abhors a vacuum, so the drive-by media is hungry to control and define any public figure whose impact might supersede their own. How do we beat them?  Whether we believe that Hillary Clinton’s “email-gate” is empty click-bait or something substantive, the amount of feverish news coverage generated in advance of securing the facts telegraphs that mainstream media is flailing in an effort to...

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Hillary’s Emails: Truth Trumps Media Madness
11 Mar 2015

Hillary’s Emails: Truth Trumps Media Madness

Notwithstanding feverish media squeals about Hillary Clinton’s “private” email usage as Secretary of State, the fact is she adhered to the laws in place during her 4 years in that position.  The law insisting solely upon .gov email usage for government employees was not passed until nearly two years after Clinton left office, as Clinton made clear in today’s press conference.  Click-hungry pundits and agenda...

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