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“You need to learn to tone it down. Act more like a girl. You’re too opinionated.”

“You need to learn to tone it down. Act more like a girl. You’re too opinionated.”

Those were the words that were told to me the other night when I was hanging out with this guy. 601 more words

This is why politics in India needs more women

 A message to all the men out there “if women can run your family and take care of your finances, they can do the same for the country too”. 829 more words

Women In India

'Are you ready for someone like me?' Conservative MP Michelle Rempel talks women and leadership on Twitter

Calgary MP Michelle Rempel vented about the minefield facing women in political leadership Wednesday night on Twitter.

The 35-year-old Conservative MP won back her seat in Monday’s election. 714 more words


What it looks like when men are Photoshopped out of politics

What would this world look like if all men would suddenly disappear from all board rooms, negotiating tables and governments? A pretty lonely and empty place, it seems, as we can see from Elle UK’s video, which photoshopped men out of these bastions of power. 117 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Case Study: Can TV Ads Help Women Get Elected?

The short answer to that question is no, not by themselves. What about poll tested messages relayed through a creative advertising campaign in conjunction with a grassroots strategy to promote women as leaders? 2,367 more words

Town Hall

Feminism Does Not Work Here

I hear this far too often when working on strategies to increase women´s political participation, especially in counties where such efforts are most desperately needed. The idea stems from this argument: feminism is an “export” or a Western phenomenon that does not translate because of the “cultural constructs of gender in our country.” News bulletin, feminism isn´t a widely popular construct anywhere, even in the United States and Western Europe. 1,354 more words

Town Hall

Another Crack in the Glass Ceiling? Leslie Evans appointed Scotland’s top civil servant

Another first for gender equality this week: with news that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had appointed Leslie Evans as Scotland’s top civil servant – the first time a woman has held this position.  453 more words