Christine O'Donnell, Krystal Ball: Sexism and the Midterm Elections

The highest-profile attacks against women candidates were directed toward Krystal Ball, who was running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s first district, and Sarah Palin protege Christine O’Donnell, who was running for the U.S. Senate in Delaware. Both women lost by pretty large margins after some of the most talked-about photos of the election cycle surfaced. ...more

This is a great post!

Women are always playing defense. Calling this out is very important. ...more

Pro-Life Women Mid Term Election Winners

There were a number of pro-life women candidates running in the mid term elections. How did they do? On pro-life female Senate candidates,...more

Women Voter Mumbo Jumbo or Just the Prevailing Wind?

Year of the woman? Bah. Maybe we had more run, but we lost seats overall. And Sarah Palin doesn't seem to be helping things. Most of the women she backed lost. What about women voters, who were so important in 2008? Let's get one thing straight: women are swingers. That's what the numbers say, anyway. And women swung right. ...more

I completely agree. Now to get more women in there!more

BlogHer's 2010 Election Watch List: Races and Issues

Following all of our political coverage up to Election Day, the BlogHer political team has put together a watch list of races featuring women candidates and unique initiatives in a variety of states. We'll be covering each of the races on the Watch List all day Tuesday as results come in, and Wednesday as we get final poll numbers and write-ups from community bloggers. ...more

I'll second that! I believe conservatives want to show that women are dumb, belong back home and ...more

Gawker's Total FAIL with Christine O'Donnell

In the most repulsive news yet in one of the dirtiest election cycles in modern history, Gawker tried to shock! America with an anonymous “expose” on a sex-less sexcapade involving Delaware candidate for Senator Christine O’Donnell. ...more

I understand the call on hypocrisy but sexual acts (or non-acts) are private and should not be ...more

Jezebel's Sleazy Plot to Sexualize Christine O'Donnell's Name

Jezebel, the Gawker site for women, decided that debating Christine O'Donnell on issues isn't good enough....more

Well, it's 3.40am where I live, I'm a little bit drunk, and very tired. I have neither the time, ...more

Fur Flies Between Coons and O'Donnell in Delaware Senate Debate

Christine O'Donnell quickly made a name for herself in this year's election as a mini-Palin, due to a similar hairstyle and some nonsensical remarks, but last night, she fought hard in her own way during the Delaware Senate debate. Shown on CNN and, O'Donnell, a marketing consultant and the Republican candidate to fill Vice President Biden's open seat, went up against Chris Coons, Democratic nominee, an attorney and county council officer. ...more

Good point Melissa! And if the polls are to be believed, it looks like the voters of Delaware ...more

Will 'Name It. Change It.' Support Conservative Women?

A new initiative called Name It. Change It. is supposedly calling out sexism in the media. Sponsored by the Women's Campaign Form, the Women's Media Center and Political Parity, the site highlights examples of sexism and contains a section for reporting sexist news stories....more

(VIDEO) Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell: Two Peas in a Pod?

If you feel like you've been seeing a bit more of Sarah Palin these days, don't be confused -- you may just be catching the newest Tea Party darling, Christine O’Donnell. ...more

I noticed the similarities too. Very difficult for politicians to copy the style of someone else ...more

The Political Lessons of Christine O'Donnell's Surprise Win

The primary phase of midterm elections is usually considered to be a snooze-fest by journalists and politicos. But not this year. Aside from the attention that Sarah Palin has drawn for the Tea Party, Christine O'Donnell -- and her win in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat in Delaware formerly held by Vice President Joe Biden -- has given us pundits more than enough to write about between now and November! ...more

First I have to say that she is crazy. Someone who thinks that there are ...more