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Legitimately made to shut that whole thing down every time. 

Legitimately made to shut that whole thing down every time. 

In the past, only candidates in hotly contested national races mounted expensive media campaigns. But now TV ads are becoming the norm in gubernatorial races. Four candidates spent $30.6 million in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party primary, state election records indicate.
This trend in heavy spending on TV ads could make it even harder for women to win office. Read more at: http://womensenews.org/story/campaign-trail/140714/campaign-ad-spending-rises-obstacle-women

In the past, only candidates in hotly contested national races mounted expensive media campaigns. But now TV ads are becoming the norm in gubernatorial races. Four candidates spent $30.6 million in Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party primary, state election records indicate.

This trend in heavy spending on TV ads could make it even harder for women to win office. Read more at: http://womensenews.org/story/campaign-trail/140714/campaign-ad-spending-rises-obstacle-women

On June 18 male politicians repeatedly interrupted 35-year-old Ayaka Shiomura, a Tokyo assemblywoman, after she stepped up to the microphone at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly and tried to discuss support for women’s issues during a debate on supporting child-rearing women.
"You better hurry up and get married" one male lawmaker shouted. "Can you even have babies?" yelled another, spurring loud laughter and more taunts by other male lawmakers.
Read more here. 

On June 18 male politicians repeatedly interrupted 35-year-old Ayaka ShiomuraTokyo assemblywoman, after she stepped up to the microphone at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly and tried to discuss support for women’s issues during a debate on supporting child-rearing women.

"You better hurry up and get married" one male lawmaker shouted. "Can you even have babies?" yelled another, spurring loud laughter and more taunts by other male lawmakers.

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Finances are a tremendous hurdle for female candidates because they cannot fund their own campaigns and often lack contacts in the business community that can jump start their campaigns to introduce the candidates to millions of voters across the states,

Kelly Dittmar, a scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

Allyson Schwartz’s loss in the Pennsylvania’s Democratic primary for governor spotlights a trend in heavy spending on TV ads that could make it even harder for women to win office.

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.
This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

Japanese officials have been talking sporadically about doing something to improve women’s social status for years. Last year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he wanted to boost women’s participation in the work force to 73 percent by 2020 and close a wage gap that keeps women earning, on average, 30 percent less.

This sexist heckling incident has spotlighted male authorities’ dismissive attitude towards women and the unmet work-life balance needs of many working women. 

45% of female politicians in India faced physical violence, kidnapping, killing, verbal abuse and threat of violence, finds a 2014 study conducted by the Centre for Social Research, a nonprofit advocacy in New Delhi, in partnership with the India office of UN Women, which is headquartered in New York.

45% of female politicians in India faced physical violence, kidnapping, killing, verbal abuse and threat of violence, finds a 2014 study conducted by the Centre for Social Research, a nonprofit advocacy in New Delhi, in partnership with the India office of UN Women, which is headquartered in New York.

Elizabeth Emken is a GOP candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 7th District who has been tapped to receive special training and support through the GOP’s Project GROW (Growing Opportunities for Women).
The party is eager for Emken to take back the seat of Ami Bera, one of four seats it lost to the Democrats in 2012.

Elizabeth Emken is a GOP candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 7th District who has been tapped to receive special training and support through the GOP’s Project GROW (Growing Opportunities for Women).

The party is eager for Emken to take back the seat of Ami Bera, one of four seats it lost to the Democrats in 2012.

Massachusetts ranks 37th in the nation when it comes to pay equity.

Women here take home only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been paying female administrative judges less than male counterparts for too long.

When the words John F. Kennedy and women are mentioned in the same breath, what usually comes to mind are his tawdry infidelities. But there is another side of the story.

When the words John F. Kennedy and women are mentioned in the same breath, what usually comes to mind are his tawdry infidelities. But there is another side of the story.

Female Democrats get lots of help from organizations outside the party, which is extremely useful to women who may not have the contacts that men of both parties do and need help in raising money and learning how to run successful campaigns.

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America.

GOP Faces Uphill Effort in Electing More Women

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