How does this connect to the United States, where currently 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women, with no guarantees on continuation?
While the headlines have rightly focused on the gay breakthrough, Annise Parker’s ascension to the mayor’s office also makes Houston the biggest U.S. city with a substantial history of female leadership.
Here are two stories from Forbes: one tells us that, surprise, looks matter for women in terms of promotions (thinner, taller, confident, dressed-up women make more on average). The story does not address the way looks affect the promotions of
French President Sarkozy has announced a new move toward gender equity. Is it time for the US to start thinking along similar lines?
Mobili, as in mobilizing–a poor attempt at a translingual pun (should be “si stanno mobilizzando” says my Italian friend, not “mobili” as in the line from Rigoletto). But if the pun is bad, the move is good–for Italy. Today’s Times
Can we make it to 50/50 by 2020, the 100th anniversary of WED and the suffrage amendment? Only if we keep pushing for change – and speaking out. Whether or not we hold up half the sky, we are more than half the population–could get pretty noisy!
Gay Moms Doing Well Recently Wanda Sykes (47) and her wife Alex (wed in California, October 2008) joined the growing ranks of gay parents, as these first-time moms celebrated the birth of twins. Sykes has described herself “proud to be