Sunday, February 27, 2011

Around the Web: Women Politicians in The New York Times Magazine

New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine wrote a great piece called, "Tough Cookies" (love the name) on how many political women often get overlooked in today's media. Most Americans are familiar with names like Sarah Palin, Nancy Pelosi or even a Michelle Bachmann who recently made a name for herself in the past couple of months, but what about the many other women who are standing on the front lines fighting to get things done in our nation's capitol. This article actually reminded me of why I started Political Girl in the first place - to highlight the great work of political women that the mainstream doesn't cover and to encourage more young women to get involved.
Political women like Pelosi, Lee and Boxer are the main event because they work hard for majority issues, stay civil in the face of opposition and benefit from the gender gap; that is, the difference between male and female voting patterns on issues that are even more critical to women than to men. So do senators like Dianne Feinstein of California, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, as well as Congresswomen like Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, Maxine Waters of California, Carolyn Maloney of New York and Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia — to name a few.

You can go here to finish reading the article.


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