By Cynthia Richie Terrell on January 06, 2017
There was a very interesting piece in Roll Call by Simone Pathe on funding models for republican women candidates which raises some very interesting questions about what motivates voters to donate to and/or vote for women candidates.
The GOP lacks a similar infrastructure to guide women through open primaries, instead relying on splintered, smaller groups to offer assistance — none of which carry the same weight in the Republican Party as EMILY’s List does among Democrats.
Republicans, in fact, have entered the 115th Congress down one woman in the Senate and the House respectively from the previous Congress. The partisan gender gap could grow next year with multiple GOP congresswomen eyeing higher office.
The Oregonian asks what readers think about whether women should be required to register for the draft - discussions around this issue are sure to delve into questions about the implications of pushing for gender equality.
Vox did a cursory story on the continuing gender disparity in 115th Congress - citing the stats we all have heard without exploring either the reasons why or the solutions to problem in depth.
Empowered Women shared a very interesting story from the PBS Newshour on why so few women run school districts in the US.
ELLE featured the new women who were sworn into Congress this week!
P.S. The New York Times reported on a major blunder made by The Washington Post this week in their coverage of the women's march planned for January 21st - I imagine most of you have seen this image already!