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Gender: Political Leadership

Miss Representation

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What if I told you... I photoshopped the same face onto every man behind Trump. Would you have noticed if I hadn't said anything? #GOPclones ~ @AwkwardHolland

What if I told you... I photoshopped the same face onto every man behind Trump. Would you have noticed if I hadn't said anything? #GOPclones ~ @AwkwardHolland

"The first woman presidential candidate on the ballot nationwide in US was Lenora Fulani in 1988. #BlackWomenDidThat"  In the 1988 United States presidential election, Fulani was the New Alliance Party candidate. She became the first woman and the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states. She received more votes for President in a U.S. general election than any other woman in history until the 2012 election when Jill Stein was the candidate for the Green Party.

"The first woman presidential candidate on the ballot nationwide in US was Lenora Fulani in 1988. #BlackWomenDidThat" In the 1988 United States presidential election, Fulani was the New Alliance Party candidate. She became the first woman and the first African American to achieve ballot access in all fifty states. She received more votes for President in a U.S. general election than any other woman in history until the 2012 election when Jill Stein was the candidate for the Green Party.

The descendants of U.S. founding figures gathered to recreate this iconic painting 241 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and in doing so, they helped illustrate the true diversity of the country.  Artist: (top) “Declaration of Independence” by John Trumbull, 1819; Photo credit: (bottom) Ancestry, July 2017.

The descendants of U.S. founding figures gathered to recreate this iconic painting 241 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and in doing so, they helped illustrate the true diversity of the country. Artist: (top) “Declaration of Independence” by John Trumbull, 1819; Photo credit: (bottom) Ancestry, July 2017.

"If people knew that Cuba, China, Iraq and Afghanistan have more women in government than the United States of America, that would get some people upset."    ~ Gavin Newsom    [click on this image to find an extended preview and brief synopsis of the new documentary Miss Representation, which explores the very problematic ways girls and women are represented in popular media]

Miss Representation

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Republican and independent men are more likely to see gender disparities in positions of power in the federal government than they were in December 2016.  Source: "The Immediate, Short-term, and Long-term Effects of the Kavanaugh Hearings on the Electorate." Results from a National Survey of Voters. PerryUndem, April 15, 2019

Who do you think has more positions of power in the federal government?

THE IMMEDIATE, SHORT-TERM, AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS ON THE ELECTORATE. With an Update on Voters’ Views toward Women, Power, and the

Historical trends in US attitudes about women in politics by gender & education. The connected points are estimates from weighted logistic regression models that include an interaction between survey year & either gender or education. Model also includes controls for age, education, and gender. The shaded areas are 95% confidence intervals. Source: GSS (N = 57,224). Source: Meagher, Kelsey D. and Xiaoling Shu. 2019. Trends in U.S. Gender Attitudes, 1977-2018: Gender and Educational…

Women in Politics

Historical trends in U.S. attitudes about gender equality by gender (on the left) and education (on the right). The connected points are estimates from weighted logistic regression models that include...

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics  Members of Parliament: of 46,056 elected upper and lower parliamentarians globally, 8,990 are women  (slide 4 of 6)  Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics Members of Parliament: of 46,056 elected upper and lower parliamentarians globally, 8,990 are women (slide 4 of 6) Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics  Women parliamentarians in upper and lower houses by region  (slide 5 of 6)  Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics Women parliamentarians in upper and lower houses by region (slide 5 of 6) Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Which one of the following statements comes closest to your opinion about men & women as political leaders (Men generally make better political leaders than women / In general men & women make equally good political leaders / Women generally make better political leaders than men)  Most voters say men and women generally make equally good political leaders.  Source: "The Immediate, Short-term, and Long-term Effects of the Kavanaugh Hearings on the Electorate." PerryUndem, April 15, 2019

Which one of the following statements comes closest to your opinion about men and women as leaders?

THE IMMEDIATE, SHORT-TERM, AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS ON THE ELECTORATE. With an Update on Voters’ Views toward Women, Power, and the

Girls and the Big Picture  Percentage of Women in High Political Office - Share of parliamentary seats held by women in 2013  Source: United Nations development program / Christopher Groskopf / NPR

Girls and the Big Picture Percentage of Women in High Political Office - Share of parliamentary seats held by women in 2013 Source: United Nations development program / Christopher Groskopf / NPR

"Women hold less than 17% of US House and Senate seats."

"Women hold less than 17% of US House and Senate seats."

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics  (slide 1 of 6)  Source:CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics (slide 1 of 6) Source:CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics  Presidents and Prime Ministers. Of the 179 serving as heads of government, 14 are women. That's 7%.  (slide 2 of 6)  Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics Presidents and Prime Ministers. Of the 179 serving as heads of government, 14 are women. That's 7%. (slide 2 of 6) Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics  Presidents and Prime Ministers. Nine of 152 heads of state are women -- just under 6%. 14 countries have no women in cabinet positions.  (slide 3 of 6)  Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Sex and Power: How Women are Represented in Global Politics Presidents and Prime Ministers. Nine of 152 heads of state are women -- just under 6%. 14 countries have no women in cabinet positions. (slide 3 of 6) Source: CIA World Fact Book and International Foundation for Electoral Systems

(1 of 3) Why We Still Need Women's Equality Day  95 years after women got the right to vote, the U.S. government is still only about 20% female.  Sources: Center for American Women and Politics: Clinton Foundation No Ceilings Report: U.S. Census

(1 of 3) Why We Still Need Women's Equality Day 95 years after women got the right to vote, the U.S. government is still only about 20% female. Sources: Center for American Women and Politics: Clinton Foundation No Ceilings Report: U.S. Census

(2 of 3) Why We Still Need Women's Equality Day  Women's Representation in 2015  AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL -3 out of 9 Supreme Court Justices are women -104 out of 535 members of Congress are women -84 out of 435 (19%) are women -20 out of 100 (20%) are women  AT THE STATE LEVEL -6 out of 50 governors are women -256 out of 1,393 mayors are women -1,793 out of over 7,000 (24%) state legislatures are women  Sources: Center for American Women and Politics

(2 of 3) Why We Still Need Women's Equality Day Women's Representation in 2015 AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL -3 out of 9 Supreme Court Justices are women -104 out of 535 members of Congress are women -84 out of 435 (19%) are women -20 out of 100 (20%) are women AT THE STATE LEVEL -6 out of 50 governors are women -256 out of 1,393 mayors are women -1,793 out of over 7,000 (24%) state legislatures are women Sources: Center for American Women and Politics

Yes, Men Are Better Political Leaders Than Women  Percentage who agree or strongly agree with the statement: "On the whole, men make better political leaders than women do."  Source: NPR / World Values Survey Wave 6 (2010-2014) / David Eads and Christopher Groskopf

Yes, Men Are Better Political Leaders Than Women Percentage who agree or strongly agree with the statement: "On the whole, men make better political leaders than women do." Source: NPR / World Values Survey Wave 6 (2010-2014) / David Eads and Christopher Groskopf

Gender: Suffrage, Voter Suppression & Disenfranchisement

"Women should...not teach bible"

"Women should...not teach bible"

"Mummy's a Suffragette."  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

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"Peep in the future House of (Un)Commons"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

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Women's Suffrage - Wyoming was the 1st to permanently grant full voting rights to women in 1890. For more than a decade, women could vote in only four western states.  By 1910, the National American Woman Suffrage Association a nd other groups had grown more organized in lobbying states for voting rights. With many women's groups supporting the war effort, 23 states extended voting rights to women leading up to passage of the 19th Amendment.  Source: National Constitution Center/US House…

Women's Suffrage - Wyoming was the 1st to permanently grant full voting rights to women in 1890. For more than a decade, women could vote in only four western states. By 1910, the National American Woman Suffrage Association a nd other groups had grown more organized in lobbying states for voting rights. With many women's groups supporting the war effort, 23 states extended voting rights to women leading up to passage of the 19th Amendment. Source: National Constitution Center/US House…

--White women could not vote until 1920 (The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920)  --Asian Americans could not vote until 1952 (Federal policy barred immigrants of Asian descent from becoming U.S. citizens until 1952)  --The Native American vote was not granted in all states until 1957 (This is incorrect. States slowly overturned provisions that kept Native People from voting until the last state, New Mexico, overturned its own provisions in 1962.)

Poster from St. Catherine University Student Senate

--White women could not vote until 1920 (The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified on August 18, 1920) --Asian Americans could not vote until 1952 (Federal policy barred immigrants of...

"Women shouldn't..."

"Women shouldn't..."

Great Suffrage Demonstration. Miss Hissy Addresses a Meeting of the Goose's Social and Political Union  "Is a question of gander--I mean gender--to stand between us and the vote?"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

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Woman's Sphere  Suffrage Cartoon  Words on the cartoon: "Woman Devotes Her Time to Gossip and Clothes Because She Has Nothing Else to Talk About. Give Her Broader Interests and She Will Cease to Be Vain and Frivolous."

Why We Celebrate Women's History Month

Why do we celebrate Women's History Month? Learn when, where and how March became the month dedicated to the women who have changed American history.

From the end of September 1909, forcible feeding was the common practice of dealing with hunger-striking suffragettes who were protesting against the government’s refusal to recognise them as political offenders. Some commercial publishers considered it a suitable subject for a comic postcard, seen here

From the end of September 1909, forcible feeding was the common practice of dealing with hunger-striking suffragettes who were protesting against the government’s refusal to recognise them as political offenders. Some commercial publishers considered it a suitable subject for a comic postcard, seen here

"Taking it out on hubby. 'I tell you we will have votes you big massive bru...'"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...

Rank and file suffragettes were most frequently portrayed as ugly, flat-footed, emotionally embittered and man-hating spinsters, as in this postcard titled ‘At the Suffragette Meetings You Can Hear Some Plain Things – and See Them Too!’

Rank and file suffragettes were most frequently portrayed as ugly, flat-footed, emotionally embittered and man-hating spinsters, as in this postcard titled ‘At the Suffragette Meetings You Can Hear Some Plain Things – and See Them Too!’

"Female Suffrage, Male Suffering,"   John Bull thinks it scarcely necessary that ladies who are already all mouth should have any voice in public matters, June 12, 1875.

"Female Suffrage, Male Suffering," John Bull thinks it scarcely necessary that ladies who are already all mouth should have any voice in public matters, June 12, 1875.

"Origin and Development of a Suffragette. At 15 a little pet. At 20 a little coquette. At 40 not married yet! At 50 a suffragette."  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...

"The Masculine Woman. She is mannish from shoes to her hat, coat, collars, still shirt and cravat. She'd wear pants in the street to make her complete. But she knows the law won't stand for that."  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...

"Everybody works but mother. She's a suffragette. I want to vote but my wife won't let me"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...

"Woman’s Rights," 1910 USA

"Woman’s Rights," 1910 USA

"If you love your wife, and much less, your life, get out and get under"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...

"Vote for the Celebrated Man Tamer"

"Vote for the Celebrated Man Tamer"

“If you will only marry me you can have all woman’s rights. Such as staying up on evenings when I’m out late at nights. And should such things not satisfy the longings of your soul. You can wash up all the dishes and carry all the coal. As a really model husband I feel I’m bound to shine. So say that you take me to be Your Valentine.”

“If you will only marry me you can have all woman’s rights. Such as staying up on evenings when I’m out late at nights. And should such things not satisfy the longings of your soul. You can wash up all the dishes and carry all the coal. As a really model husband I feel I’m bound to shine. So say that you take me to be Your Valentine.”

"Beauty and Intellect are superior to brute force"

"Beauty and Intellect are superior to brute force"

"We Don’t Know What We Want But We’ll Get It"

"We Don’t Know What We Want But We’ll Get It"

This is "the house" that man built And these are a few of the ladies of fame Anxious to write M.P. after their name With each sex on a par, why put up the bar? For M.P. means either mama or papa, Quoth the sweet suffragette we're entitled to get Into "the house" that man built.

This is "the house" that man built And these are a few of the ladies of fame Anxious to write M.P. after their name With each sex on a par, why put up the bar? For M.P. means either mama or papa, Quoth the sweet suffragette we're entitled to get Into "the house" that man built.

"A perfect woman, nobly planned / To warn to comfort & command."

"A perfect woman, nobly planned / To warn to comfort & command."

The Suffragette - "I told you so."  “The Morning Suffragette Bulletin. A New Era of Prosperity at Hand. With the news that a suffragette has been elected as our next presidentess, several flatiron and rolling pin factories have resumed on full time. It is stated that 10,000,000 faltirons have been ordered by the new War Department alone.”  Artist: Walter Wellman, 1909

The Suffragette - "I told you so." “The Morning Suffragette Bulletin. A New Era of Prosperity at Hand. With the news that a suffragette has been elected as our next presidentess, several flatiron and rolling pin factories have resumed on full time. It is stated that 10,000,000 faltirons have been ordered by the new War Department alone.” Artist: Walter Wellman, 1909

Queen of the Poll

Queen of the Poll

"Suffragettes who have never been kissed"  c.1910 UK

"Suffragettes who have never been kissed" c.1910 UK

"Nobody Loves Me -- Guess I'll Be a Suffragette"

"Nobody Loves Me -- Guess I'll Be a Suffragette"

"Did I save my country for this!"

"Did I save my country for this!"

Women who are young, low-income, elderly, disabled, WOC, + Trans are affected most by voter ID laws  Artist: Ashley Lukashevsky

Women who are young, low-income, elderly, disabled, WOC, + Trans are affected most by voter ID laws Artist: Ashley Lukashevsky

"We Want the Vote," 1910 UK

"We Want the Vote," 1910 UK

"Animal nature same the world over - 'What do you think of the old suffragette trying to crow?!" 1911.

"Animal nature same the world over - 'What do you think of the old suffragette trying to crow?!" 1911.

"What a Chance"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

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People are visiting Ida B. Wells tombstone to pay their respects and affirm that they exercised their right to vote, November 2016.  Photo credit to Dira Sudis

People are visiting Ida B. Wells tombstone to pay their respects and affirm that they exercised their right to vote, November 2016. Photo credit to Dira Sudis

"What I would do with the suffragists."

"What I would do with the suffragists."

"What Will Men Wear When Women Wear Pants," c.1915 USA

"What Will Men Wear When Women Wear Pants," c.1915 USA

Gender: Voting by the Numbers

In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of female adults who voted has exceeded men  Source: Center for American women and Politics

Proportion of Eligible Adult Population Who Reported Voting

In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion of female adults who voted has exceeded men Source: Center for American women and Politics

(3 of 3) Why We Still Need Women's Equality Day  WOMEN'S VOTER TURNOUT -Women have voted more than men in every presidential election since 1980 (71.4 million women voters in 2012 vs. 61.6 million men) -Almost 64% of eligible women voted in 2012, compared to almost 60% of eligible men.  POLITICAL REPRESENTATION -Since 1995, the percentage of women in national legislatures has almost doubled worldwide, but still only 22% of all national elected representatives are female.

(3 of 3) Why We Still Need Women's Equality Day WOMEN'S VOTER TURNOUT -Women have voted more than men in every presidential election since 1980 (71.4 million women voters in 2012 vs. 61.6 million men) -Almost 64% of eligible women voted in 2012, compared to almost 60% of eligible men. POLITICAL REPRESENTATION -Since 1995, the percentage of women in national legislatures has almost doubled worldwide, but still only 22% of all national elected representatives are female.

Votes in the Alabama Senate Special Election by Gender and Race, December 2017  Source: The New York Times / Associated Press

Votes in the Alabama Senate Special Election by Gender and Race, December 2017 Source: The New York Times / Associated Press

What 2016 would look like if just men voted  Source: Based on the FiveThirtyEight polls-only forecast

What 2016 would look like if just men voted Source: Based on the FiveThirtyEight polls-only forecast

What 2016 would look like if just women voted.  Source: Based on the FiveThirtyEight polls-only forecast

What 2016 would look like if just women voted. Source: Based on the FiveThirtyEight polls-only forecast

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In most countries, men and women seen as having similar opportunities to express political views, 2019. Source: Pew Research Center

Men and women seen as having similar opportunities to express political views, 2019

In most countries, men and women seen as having similar opportunities to express political views, 2019. Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences

Gender, race, and age differences in early general election preferences, April 2020 Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s, 2020.  Source: Pew Research Center

Dem's who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s

Democrats who backed Biden, Sanders in primaries less concerned likely nominee is white man in his 70s, 2020. Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, regardless of their concerns about race, age and gender of party's likely nominee | Source: Pew Research Center

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, 2020

Democrats overwhelmingly support Biden in general election, regardless of their concerns about race, age and gender of party's likely nominee | Source: Pew Research Center

"Honestly fucking tired of hearing about what our founders would think. They'd mostly wonder why the fuck women and black people were allowed in the same room as them."  ~ @rudepundit, on the growing partisanship of Democrats and Republicans

"Honestly fucking tired of hearing about what our founders would think. They'd mostly wonder why the fuck women and black people were allowed in the same room as them." ~ @rudepundit, on the growing partisanship of Democrats and Republicans

"Women should...not teach bible"

"Women should...not teach bible"

In your view, how important is it that your state elected officials work on issues around women's rights and equality?  Majorities of voters see sexism as a problem and want officials to address issues around women's rights and equality.  75% of voters think sexism is a big problem or somewhat of a problem in our society. Democratic women are most likely to consider sexism a "big" problem (58%).  8 in 10 respondents say men have more positions of power in our society than women.

How important is it that your state elected officials work on issues around women's rights?

THE IMMEDIATE, SHORT-TERM, AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS ON THE ELECTORATE. With an Update on Voters’ Views toward Women, Power, and the

Miss Representation

Tags: bodies , children/youth , consumption/consumerism , discourse/language , gender , inequality , marketing/brands , media , political economy , sex/sexuality , social construction , violence ,...

"Mummy's a Suffragette."  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]  h/t Sociological Images: Seeing Is Believing

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...

"Peep in the future House of (Un)Commons"  As the women’s suffrage movement gained momentum in the early 20th century, the picture postcard industry was utilised to denigrate women fighting for the vote. [Click on this image to find a short video exploring the meaning and point of feminism]

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

Tags: gender , intersectionality , race/ethnicity , social mvmts/social change/resistance , activism, feminism, first wave feminism, fourth wave feminism, Internet, motherhood, second...