US: The Gender Battlefield 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. India: Seeing Issues Through a Woman’s Eyes.

PSA Women and Politics Specialist Group

The Gender Battlefield in 2013: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly RealClearPolitics 2013 was something of an anniversary year for the modern women’s movement, marking fifty years since Betty Friedan’s best-seller “The Feminine Mystique”—which, while hardly without flaws, offered a bracingly positive vision of embracing female achievement and strength without demonizing men or sacrificing family.  Some of this year’s events reflect the remarkable progress women have made in those decades.  Women claimed leadership at General Motors and Lloyd’s of London, the world’s top insurance market; Angela Merkel was reelected to a third term as German chancellor while widely recognized as Europe’s leader.  The Pew Research Center reported that women made up 40 percent of America’s breadwinners in families with children—and nearly 40 percent of those were married mothers with median household incomes of about $80,000 a year.

Top 6 Reasons Women Should Be Thankful Conservative Media … Media Matters for America (blog) 2013 was an epic year of right-wing…

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