Study: Women in the Senate Get Shit Done

A new startup that analyzes legislative data has confirmed what we long suspected: female Senators are more productive, passing more bills than their male counterparts and working together more often to sponsor bipartisan measures. » 2/19/15 2:30pm 2/19/15 2:30pm

Congress Won't Be 50 Percent Female Until 2121, Study Finds

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research research finds that Congress will not achieve gender parity until 2121 if nothing changes about how female candidates are pipelined. (According to my Day After Tomorrow-informed projections, by 2121 Congress will just consist of two women, a man, and a male… » 6/19/14 6:00pm 6/19/14 6:00pm

Lady Politicians Who Don't Make Us Want To Put Our Heads In The Oven

While Sarah Palin's out of the spotlight for now and Michele Bachmann's once bright political aspirations are fading fast, we may feel tempted rejoice. But for every Palin and Bachmann, there's a Noem and a Haley ready to take their place, and trying to argue with any of their ilk might feel like a neverending game of… » 10/13/11 5:30pm 10/13/11 5:30pm

Asshat Politician Meows At Female Colleague During Debate

An Australian politician is under fire for meowing at a female colleague during a debate. And this is just one in a string of offenses by male parliamentarians. » 6/01/11 9:50am 6/01/11 9:50am

Female Politician Seeks Your Help With Her Shoes

Yesterday's defense of writing about women in politics' shoes, courtesy of one DC insider, inspired one young female politician to write us about the footwear pressures of her gig — especially when you can't swing $300 for a pair. » 8/25/10 6:15pm 8/25/10 6:15pm

Palin BFF Shows Women Can Have Sex Scandals Too

Political philandering is typically seen as a man's game, but South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley may have proved women can play too — at least if you believe one blogger. » 5/24/10 2:20pm 5/24/10 2:20pm

How Many Female Politicians Does It Take To Make A Sorority?

Like Bridget Jones is used as the thermometer to measure one's level of loneliness, the word "sorority" is tossed around as an indicator of solidarity amongst women in groups numbering greater than one. Romy and Michelle, meet Sarah and Michele. » 4/19/10 12:30pm 4/19/10 12:30pm

Is French Minister Guilty Of Incompetence Or Governing While Female?

French Justice Minister Rachida Dati, who recently returned to work five days after giving birth, has been fired amid controversy about who fathered her baby, her lavish lifestyle, and her relationship with President Sarkozy. » 1/23/09 9:30am 1/23/09 9:30am

Fear of Flying author Erica Jong is currently in Italy, where, she says, "the men are just as sexist as they are in America yet there is no physical mockery of female candidates. The Italian elections are on Sunday and Monday and most of the women candidates are between forty and sixty plus. Yet no one makes fun of… » 4/10/08 2:20pm 4/10/08 2:20pm