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What Sandra Fluke’s Short-Lived Congressional Bid Can Teach Ambitious Progressive Women

Sandra Fluke

What if you’re a young progressive woman who wants to shake things up? You should! But you also need to be practical and strategic.

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New York City Council Candidate Discusses Running for Office While Pregnant

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“Don’t be scared. Just go for it,” said new mother Raquel Batista, who is running to represent the Bronx in the New York City Council. ”There is nothing to lose. There is nothing to lose in running for office and starting your family.”

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Deal With It, Girlfriends: Bill Clinton Teaches Women Candidates How to Win

In the light of this great day for us social justice advocates, something else came to mind as I reflected on Bill Clinton’s presence at the DNC: His comeback (forget New Hampshire, his comeback in the whole wide world) and just how instructive it is for women candidates now vying for office.

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The Year of the Woman… Again? Yes, But This Time It’s For Real

Mazie Hirono. MazieforHawaii/flickr.

The much proclaimed “year of the woman candidate” in 2010 fizzled out, but will the same happen this go around?

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Democratic Candidate Tells Fellow Legislator She’s Too Young And Inexperienced For A Congressional Run

Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan Steve Apps/State Journal

“Crawl before you can walk?”  Really?

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How do we Trust Women? Elect more.

If we can’t trust women to take care of their most critical health needs, how are we even trusting them to be in public and function in society? They must be so irrational, frail, and unintelligent—how do we even allow them outside the home?

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Kim McMillan: Protecting women’s health in Tennessee

In a state that ranks 49th for women’s political participation and receives a D+ choice ranking from NARAL Pro-Choice America, Kim McMillan is truly a trailblazer.

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Women candidates and money: Another double standard?

A woman can either be a prude or promiscuous. Too pretty or too masculine. A shrew or a doormat. As women try to tip-toe somewhere in the middle, we find that one small move can send us plunging straight into one of the extremes.

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