Here are some highlights from yesterday’s report on the Devil Dems blog about the status of women in politics:
- The ‘political scene’ on Duke’s campus has become increasingly female-dominated. The President of Duke College Republicans, the President of Duke Libertarians, one of the two Duke Democrats Co-Presidents, and both of the Duke Political Union Co-Chairs are women.
- Of the 51 appointments made by the North Carolina General Assembly between July of 2008 and June of 2009, only 7 were women.
- The 2012 Presidential campaign have been ridden with sexual or gender-based attacks on female politicians. Herman Cain called Nancy Pelosi “Princess Nancy” in his comments about health-care reform, something that even Former George W. Bush spokeswoman Dana Perino objected to saying: “Ay yi yi, former Speaker Pelosi called a princess in the debate? Not fair. We may disagree on policy, but she earned the Speaker title.”