women in politics

  • Ivanka Trump listens in a roundtable discussion on the implementation of "The Women, Peace, And Security Act" on Capitol Hill
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    “Ivanka Trump isn't a diplomat, and it's not unfeminist to say so”

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    Meet Mette Frederiksen, Denmark’s new history-making Prime Minister

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    Why are women MPs still having to choose between politics and parenthood?

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Emily Maitlis on Newsnight
Life

How Emily Maitlis became the internet’s favourite political reporter

From Brexit side eye to spending time in prison

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Kamala Harris
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This video of a protester interrupting Kamala Harris isn't harmless, it's terrifying

For many women, watching this video is chilling.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Gender inequality
Life

This report on gender equality around the world makes for sobering reading

Thought life was improving for women worldwide? Think again

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Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips new book
Life

Jess Phillips gets new TV series; Carl Benjamin fails to win EU seat

The Labour MP is working with Happy Valley and Black Mirror writers

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Hollie Richardson
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Nigel Farage’s milkshake isn’t funny; it’s more serious than rape threats

Well, that's how it’s being treated...

Jacinda Adrern New Zealand Prime Ministe
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Jacina Ardern’s response to a little girl’s question about dragons is the best thing

The New Zealand Prime Minister sent a handwritten note

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Hollie Richardson
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Jess Phillips Labour MP
Visible Women

Jess Phillips responds to rape comments targeted at her, again

“What do women have to do to end this?”

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Hollie Richardson
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Newly elected Slovakia's President elect Zuzana Caputova speaks to a journalist in the front of the Presidential palace in Bratislava, Slovakia on March 31, 2019. - The election of Zuzana Caputova as Slovakia's first female president was greeted Sunday as a vote for change, with the anti-graft activist expected to provide a check on a government tarnished after last year's murder of a journalist. (Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK / AFP) (Photo credit should read VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Zuzana Caputova has been named Slovakia’s first female president

Caputova, who has almost no political experience, has vowed to end what she calls the capture of the state by “people pulling strings from behind”.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos giving a speech
People

Did Elizabeth Holmes really fake her voice?

One of the claims against disgraced tech founder is that she lowered her voice to appear more serious. Why did she do it?

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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LEJRE, DENMARK - AUGUST 26: Mette Abildgaard speaks during the Conservative Party's press briefing following the party's parliamentary group summer meeting in a private garden on August 26, 2016 in Lejre, Denmark. (Photo by Ole Jensen/Corbis via Getty images)
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A Danish MP has reignited the debate about bringing babies into parliament

"A chamber that represents mothers, fathers and babies ought to be open to mothers, fathers and babies."

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Why the latest criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is so troubling

The congresswoman was called out for riding in an Uber, proving that her detractors will do anything to try and take her down

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has the best response to being called ‘unlikeable’

“That’s an unsubstantial, unsubstantive, fluff, bulls**t, misogynistic word to use. Unlikable? What is that?”

Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez. Image: Getty
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has an important message about feeling like a failure

Anxiety is normal – but as long as you’re trying, you’re the boss.

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Sarah Shaffi
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People

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter wants you to know she’s been shady clapping for decades

“Oh yes that clap took me back to the teen years”

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

The powerful women who made Trump’s State of the Union speech their own

From Nancy Pelosi’s pointed applause to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stony glare, here are the best takeaways from this year’s address

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s State of the Union plus one is a sexual assault survivor

The congresswoman will be joined by activist Ana Maria Archila at the event

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What did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jeremy Corbyn speak about on the phone?

According to both parties, it was a “lovely” conversation

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams troll who said she wasn’t ready for politics

Don’t downplay this congresswoman’s achievements, because she will seriously call you out on it

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just shared the best advice on how to cope with anxiety

The congresswoman feels the pressure of her new position, but she powers forward regardless

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The surprising reason why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t run for President in 2020

Even though 74% of Democrats have said that they would be interested in voting for her

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