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A Profile of a Powerful Woman that Doesn’t Suck!

Posted by Katie Hegarty on 06/28/2013

Are we really that starved for fair representation that we’ll throw a party for anyone who tells us a woman’s job title before her hair color?  Read more »

Wendy Davis’ Filibuster Was Important, But Not As Important As Her Shoes

Posted by Allison Adams on 06/26/2013

Wendy Davis did an amazing thing yesterday. It wasn't that she wore pink tennis shoes.  Read more »

Are Women to Blame For Lack of Women Candidates on Virginia Ballot?

Are Women to Blame For Lack of Women Candidates on Virginia Ballot?

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 06/18/2013

An excellent article in the Washington Post points out the lack of women on the Virginia ballot, but the real question is why they aren't there. Read more »

People are Hot and Bothered by Avril Haines’ Past

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 06/14/2013

Rather than focusing on the fact that Haines is now the most powerful the woman at the CIA, the Daily Beast focused on a once-a-month Erotica night that her bookstore used to organize. Read more »

Breaking: It’s Still Not Okay to Call Women “Whores”

Posted by Katie Hegarty on 06/14/2013

Canadian radio pundit decides it's a great idea to call a woman a whore simply for not agreeing with him. Read more »

Hillary’s Hair: For Once The Media Doesn’t Freak Out

Posted by Allison Adams on 06/05/2013

Wow! Hillary Clinton changed her hairstyle and for once the media did not freak out. Read more »

Chicago Tribune Columnist John Kass Crowns Lisa Madigan “Princess”

Posted by Allison Adams on 06/05/2013

It's still sexist to call an adult woman a princess, even when it's cloaked in an elaborate Game of Thrones metaphor. Read more »

Women in Congress Use Purses, New York Times Thinks This is “News”

Posted by Allison Adams on 06/03/2013

"Purse boys?" The New York Times has some backwards idea about what to call the young male Congressional aides who work for the women in the Senate. Read more »

Being Called Beauty Isn’t a Compliment New York Post!

Posted by Michelle Van Veen on 05/29/2013

New York Post stretches a headline beyond the bounds to make a weak joke about a candidate running for a council seat. Read more »

White House Lawyer Wears Shoes and the Washington Post is On It!

Posted by Michelle Van Veen on 05/28/2013

A powerful women in the White House wears shoes and the Washington Post all over it. Read more »

Ann Friedman Profiles Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/23/2013

Ann Friedman profiles Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema for Elle magazine and dialogues quite a bit about what are "fair" questions to write about women politicians. Read more »

Chicago Tribune Cartoonist Doesn’t Like Our Critique

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/21/2013

Chicago Tribune Cartoonist Scott Stantis apparently doesn't get the distinction between making people mad and making people mad because what you drew was sexist.  Read more »

NPR’s Morning Edition Flubs then (Mostly) Fixes Gillibrand Story

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/16/2013

NPR Morning Edition tells a story about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's gender -- in both intentional and unintentional ways Read more »

You Just Couldn’t Resist Sexism, Could You, Glamour?

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/16/2013

Glamour was so close! They ask Greuel about double standards, such as women politicians being called “bossy,” and young women’s advancement in leadership roles. For a woman candidate though, talking about her fashion choices can damage her campaign.  Read more »

Calling Out Sexism Works, Just Ask Jean Stothert

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/16/2013

Sexism can hurt a woman candidate’s campaign, as we’ve established, but addressing it can actually help her campaign. That’s exactly what happened in Jean Stothert’s campaign for Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska.  Read more »

Huffington Post Politics Covers Sanford’s and Colbert Busch’s Clothes

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/07/2013

In a different twist, Huffington Post mentions both Mark Sanford's and Elizabeth Colbert Busch's clothing in an article. I guess that's one way to cover male and female candidates.  Read more »

Buono, Imma Let You Finish, But Chris Matthews Is The Rudest Host Of All Time

Buono, Imma Let You Finish, But Chris Matthews Is The Rudest Host Of All Time

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 05/03/2013

Critics keep saying that Barbara Buono doesn’t have enough name recognition. But that could certainly change if more mainstream media outlets started to treat her like an actual candidate for New Jersey Governor instead of a naïve little girl. Read more »

Name It. Change It. Mentioned on Up With Steve

Name It. Change It. Mentioned on Up With Steve

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 04/14/2013

On his very first episode Steve Kornacki mentioned of Name It. Change It. and featured an in-depth discussion of women in politics. Let's just say he made us an instant fan.  Read more »

Media Coverage of Name It. Change It’s New Research

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 04/12/2013

Does coverage of Donald Trump's hair diminish him and other takes from the media on Name It. Change It's new research.  Read more »

Name It. Change It.‘s New Research Explained By Stick Figures

Name It. Change It.‘s New Research Explained By Stick Figures

Posted by Kate McCarthy on 04/08/2013

Name It. Change It. has just released two new studies that demonstrate the gender-based challenges women face from the media when they run for office. Here is our studies explained in a handy infographic! Read more »

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