2010 - WOMEN IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP o o o o o o o o o o o...

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WOMEN IN POLITICAL LEADERSHIP A Gendered Political World o Three components of political involvement Voting/right to vote Running for elected office Holding non-elected offices in government Early History of Women in Politics o 1756 – Lydia Chapin first woman legally allowed to vote o 1848 – Seneca Falls Convention Marks beginning of women’s suffrage movement o 1872 – Victoria Woodhull first female presidential candidate o 1878 – First constitutional amendment granting women’s suffrage o 1890 – Wyoming first state to allow women to vote o 1920 – 19 th amendment passed Women Elected Officials in the United States and Elsewhere o First woman elected in Congress in 1916 (Jeanette Rankin) o U.S. ranks 93 rd in political empowerment of women o Highest percentage of women in national legislatures (Table 10-3, know for exam) Rwanda highest with almost half Finland has highest percentage of women in all government positions Why So Few Women? o
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