Congressional Candidate Suzan DelBene Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com, on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Suzan DelBene, running for Congress in Washington's 8th District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) You're a supporter of fiscal responsibility and corporate oversight. What about government responsibility and oversight? Will you work toward greater transparency in government? ...more

Congressional Candidate Stephene Moore Answers BlogHer's Questions

BlogHer reached out to women candidates running in tight races this election cycle -- here at BlogHer.com and on Facebook and Twitter. After collecting the questions, we sent six to each candidate. Stephene Moore, running for Congress in Kansas's 3rd District, answered questions from the BlogHer community here: 1) How does your experience as a nurse translate to being a legislator? ...more

Wall of Shame: Majority Leader Reid Calls Gillibrand "Hottest Senator"

Why no, he didn't mean "hottest" like "she takes a stand on the hottest issues" including cyber security and health care. According to Maggie Haberman at Politico.com, this happened yesterday at a fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: ...more

All I can say is Go http://www.nameitchangeit.org/
Boy do we need more women in politics so ...more

Interview: Diane Abbott, Candidate for British Labour Party Leader

Back in June, we reported on the effort of Diane Abbott, Britain's first black female member of Parliament, to get on the ballot for leadership of the Labour Pary. While some observers scoffed at the prospect that the veteran back-bencher could beat out better financed candidates who had served in previous Labour governments, Abbott did succeed in becoming the only female candidate for Party leader on the ballot. Voting began September 1st and will continue through most of the month under a scheme that accords weight to individual party members, organizations, and MPs. The winner will be announced at the Party's national conference September 26-30. ...more

Thanks, Melissa. The Conservatives are fond of pointing out that they had their first female ...more

Palin Continues To Damage Women While Others Spend Time, Money To Help Them

In a week that saw the launch of a funded, organized, coordinated effort to help us get at the roots of sexism (check out Name It. Change It), we also get Sarah Palin demonstrating the carelessness with which she's accused many others in using sexist rhetoric. From CNN Politicalticker:...more

The White House Project in the Age of Sarah Palin and the Mama Grizzlies

But not everyone should run. Over the years, I’ve seen workshops like these encourage women who lack the skills/temperament/politics which are a good fit for their district take up supporters’ time and money on doomed campaigns. Every successful woman candidate needs a good team behind her and that’s the role I’ve played, but I have become increasingly resentful of candidates with little or no chance to win asking me for my time/money. ...more

Mata, I'm disappointed, in a fact based debate, we cite our sources. That is what you are asking ...more

Carly Fiorina Answers BlogHer's Questions

Tuesday, I had the opportunity to talk with Carly Fiorina, candidate for U.S. Senate from California and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. We had twenty minutes for questions from the BlogHer community, and the conversation covered a wide range of topics including leadership, the economy, immigration, women's rights, political advertising (remember Demon Sheep?), and Sarah Palin. ...more

Questions for Carly Fiorina? Go Ahead and Ask

Carly Fiorina stirred up a flurry of controversy, first as CEO of HP, and now as the Republican candidate running to unseat Barbara Boxer, the U.S. Senator from California. We're pleased to announce our interview with Ms. Fiorina this Tuesday on behalf of the BlogHer community. So that begs the question: what should we ask? ...more

Thank you everyone for your great questions. I don't have enough time to ask them all, but ...more

Gender Bias in Political Newspaper Endorsements

UPDATE: One of my co-bloggers at The Moderate Voice wrote a post in reaction to my post. You can read Marc Pascal's take here, Got Me Thinking Again About How Men and Women See....more

You are right about the over 65 group. They read newspapers and are the only voters I see ...more

OFFICIAL BLOGHER '10 LIVEBLOG: White House Project Q&A with Linda Tarr-Whelan

Welcome to the liveblog of the White House Project panel: White House Project Training Session - Q&A with Linda-Tarr-Whelan. Erin Vilardi, VP of Program and Communications at The White House Project introduced Ambassador Linda Tarr-Whelan who has an amazing bio. She is an author and she's a blogger! They sat down for a brief Q&A due to scheduling changes at the BlogHer and The White House Project event. She was set to be on a panel later in the day but was unable to stay all of the day. ...more