Posted: July 28th, 2010
Women in Charge: The Evolving Role of Women in Politics

For the first time in over 200 years, a woman serves as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This year, we witnessed the historic campaign of the country’s first viable female presidential candidate. Yet, women in elected office hold only sixteen seats in the U.S. Senate and seventy-one in the U.S. House of Representatives. A panel of high-profile female political professionals—Andrea Bernstein, WNYC Political Director; Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood; Dee Dee Myers, White House Press Secretary from 1993-1994 and author of Why Women Should Rule the World(2008), and; Ellen Malcolm, former President of America Coming Together, a political action group—discuss the role of women in politics, with an emphasis on Hillary Clinton. This event was held at The New School.

  • Mystic White

    Yes, The increasing role of women in politics will lead a positive change in our socio-political culture.
    Mystic White

  • Roger

    Bravo to Prime Minister Erdogan for his shake down of Peres in public & his walk out at Davos. Peres was given more time to speak; the audience was shamefully silent about the atrocities inflicted upon the Palestinia­ns during the Gaza onslaught; the mainstream press (as usual) ignored the grave & unsettling issues at stake by showing that the Turkish leader was at fault. Who was really at fault? Peres for lying about the cruelties of the Israeli onslaught & the other Davos participan­ts for remaining shamefully silent . Furthermor­e, the unrelentin­g siege & tragedy continues today as the world leaders (even the Obama adm) remain mostly silent about what has happened to the Palestinia­n families in Gaza.

  • Jessica

    ı livading in turqia.and ı was feel pronud for MY primer minadisadter ERDOGAN.because all peradsons are know israil a muradderer for palestina and all palestin peradsons are our brother and sisadters.>ı was see some write in this site about armania.and ı was very worry.because armanadian peradsons was lived in turqia in 1915.and we was be very happy with they.and when 1915 come turqia peradsons was go to for war wıth engadland, greece and some counadtry more.and thıs war was very big in dardenella.because civiladians was go to the ın thıs war.and later armanadian peradsons was be orgaadniadzaadtion for make counadtry in turqia.and they was go to turqia viladlage for raid because every boys was go to war and their familly was be alone.armanian peradsons was thınk raid and take some city is easy.because all boys was go to war and all viladlages not have strong boys.and they was killed all womadans, childs and old mans. (because all strong boys was go to war wıth engadland and some counadtrys in 1915) and later war was be fınısh and turqıa was win this war and armanadian peradsons imagadiadnaadtion was demolition.(because they was thınk turqıa was lost thıs war and we wıll take some city and we wıll have a counadtry in turqia).and when all boys was come theır viladlage and their home they was see armanadian orgaadniadzaadtion was die their all famılly.and later turqia govaderadment was make a preadfer for all armaadniadans peradsons wıll go to another country.and some armanıan was die when go to another counadtry for ill and for another thıngs.yes a lot armanadian peradsons was die. this is true.>they was not die for only ill.turqia peradsons was killed they too.because all boys was come back their home for war was finadish and they was see armanadian peradsons was killed all famılly.and later turkısh boys was die they too.(maybe ı was conadfused for my wrıte about my gramadmer or my word.because ı have litadtle english)thanks for alladbody.ı love all peradsons armadnıan too.but true is this.TURAN TdcRKER