Posts tagged Politics
Hey, Women: VOTE.

In the 2012 presidential election, women made up 53% of the electorate. This gives women the ability in the presidential election (in any election, really) to influence the outcome of a voting decision. 

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When She Ran, Vol. 3 By Joshua Watkins

This double bind—that a female running for office must simultaneously create an image of leadership, authority, and rationale while branding herself with the long-held markers of femininity, such as beauty and elegance—presents a nearly-impossible-to-maneuver terrain

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When She Ran, Vol. 1 by Joshua Watkins

Elected in 1968 in what was considered an upset victory over a former member of the Congress for Racial Equality, Chisholm became the first black woman to serve in Congress, taking advantage of a court mandate that forced New York to reapportion its districts. Four years later, she became the first woman to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, and the first African-American woman to run for a major party’s nomination (Senator Margaret Chase had briefly run for the Republican nomination in 1964).

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