[videos] Not Your Mother’s Politics: Women & Gender @ Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop 2012

For your reading pleasure (or displeasure, I’m afraid), check out my latest Civic Commons blog post on the he said, she said of women, journalism and political coverage. It includes the PowerPoint presentation with embedded video examples of just how egregious the slings have been. “Not Your Mother’s Politics” from “Dirty Politics” Poynter Kent State…

Women of the Revolution: Two-fer to watch from today’s This Week

women-revolution-lama-hasan-uprising-middle-east-libya-egypt-human-rights-politics-13069528While doing Sunday chores, I got to see the cover of the redesigned and Tina Brown-ified Newsweek about to come out, with a very powerful image of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the cover as well as watch with great interest an all-woman roundtable discussing the role of women in the revolutions occurring…

How Hillary Clinton Is Tougher Than Bill, More Qualified to Succeed in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

As the unusual confluence of the Jewish new year, Ramadan and September 11th has come and gone, I’ve been thinking a lot about the direct talks being pursued right now by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But this post is not about the talks’  core issues, as they’re called, or about the fact that…

What it’s all about, Martha & Kay & Jennifer & Kirsten & Hillary & Sarah

From Politico this evening: If a male attorney general and former prosecutor were running against a woman who’d posed nude for Cosmopolitan magazine and whose law practice consisted mainly of real estate closings, would he be the one praying for a squeaker victory? Would she have even gotten elected to the state senate? No and…

Martha Coakley will win, and I’d vote for her

Yes, I would vote for her if I was eligible to vote in Massachusetts.  And yes, I do expect she will win. I could be wrong – wouldn’t be the first time (I wanted Joe Biden in the 2008 primary), but that’s my prediction. Regular readers can guess why: I’m a reliable left of center…

Clinton calls global status of women, girls “intolerable” “grim”

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech yesterday to commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the first International Conference on Population and Development. That gathering included a total of thousands of delegates from 179 countries. You can watch the entire presentation here on CSPAN-2 (and it includes remarks by the first ever Ambassador-at-Large for…

On women running the world: “A woman would bring an extra dimension to that task-and that’s a sensitivity to humankind”

Do not miss this week’s New York Times Magazine, “Saving the World’s Women.” The subject line quote above is from the Q&A Deborah Solomon did with Africa’s only female leader, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Her advice to the U.S. on having a female president: Why do you think we’ve never had a female president in…