Hanna Fenichel Pitkin

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  • Women's Representation In Politics

    “In the past, it was widely held that women were less political than men, if not apolitical. It was assumed that women had lower levels of interest in politics and lower levels of participation in political activities” (Childs and Campbell 3). However, recently feminist political scientists have found that there is “evidence of a closure of the traditional gender gap in voter turnout” (Childs and Campbell 3). Despite the fact that more women are voting, lack of political representation is still an issue that plagues women throughout the world. According to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, only 22.8% of parliamentarians worldwide are women, despite the fact that women make up 49.6% of the world population (Population, Female). Female political representation is important mainly because it represents a forward step toward gender equality on the world stage. Gender inequality is still evident throughout the world as represented through unequal wages, restrictive abortion laws, and ever-present violence against women, among many other things. Though this is not to say that issues like unequal pay and violence against women are solely women’s issues that can only be addressed and solved by women, but instead that as the world moves closer to gender equality, these issues may be more likely to be addressed more in general. As politics is one of, if not the, most public career fields, it can be assumed that if gender equality was exhibited there first, other…

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  • Riot Girrrl Manifesto Summary

    A) The Riot Girrrl Manifesto sets out to give woman a voice. The goal of this manifesto is to show woman they are all unique and can obtain the same achievements of men. The ideal vision of the manifesto is a world where all people support each other to beat out those against equality. B) Points Chosen from Riot Girrrl Manifesto (with time stamp) 1.BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other’s work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each…

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  • Are Congress Representatives Like Us Analysis

    that the minority can’t be represented, they can, and they should, so the congress would be proportional with the nation. Some proportionalists are criticized for this, because when they are concentrating on having perfect proportionality in legislature, they are turning a blind eye to the governing aspect of it, even though they are separate ideas. Governing and representing descriptively are not the same thing, but they are intertwined because while having “representative functions” a…

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