4:40 pm, March 8th | by Colette McIntyre
Today is International Women’s Day, a holiday meant to raises awareness of women’s achievements around the world. To learn more about International Women’s Day and its fascinating political past, click here. In honor of the day, we’re sharing some of our favorite celebratory tweets from some of our favorite women of Twitter.
5:30 pm, February 12th | by Meredith Lepore
If you are a woman who works in Washington, you might see a doppleganger of yourself at certain New York Fashion Week shows this week — well, a much taller and skinnier version of yourself. According to MSNBC, designers this year are taking major inspiration from the style of Washington D.C. power women.
12:40 pm, January 4th | by Laura Donovan
Pretty sure that’s universal.
3:30 pm, September 4th | by Gabriela Resto-Montero
By now we all know that Ann Romney “Loves you womennnnnn!” but women—at least those who don’t receive equal pay for equal work, use birth control, are gay or want safe, legal access to abortions—seem to kind of like President Barack Obama.
11:45 am, August 9th | by Laura Donovan
Politicians are very seriously people, but that doesn’t mean they deny the existence of the supernatural. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said recently that the spirits of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and several more historical women once came to her at the White House to celebrate a woman being a big player in politics.
Speaking at a Women’s Political Committee event, she said the women told her, “At last we have a seat at the table,” seemingly referring to Pelosi’s involvement in Democratic House leadership. All of this took place while Pelosi was meeting with George W. Bush, but she wasn’t concentrating on W., as the spirits all toppled onto her seat.
2:30 pm, July 10th | by Amy Tennery
Guys, the House Minority Leader knows how to dance.
10:25 am, June 2nd | by Lilly ODonnell
Apparently millionaires are middle class now, according to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Which I guess means that those of us who were previously hanging on for dear life to the bottom rungs of the middle class can just give up and start referring to ourselves as paupers.
5:15 pm, May 29th | by Laura Donovan
Don’t lie: You’ve thought about which famous figures look like you. If you’re anything like me, you’ve made a point to repeat far too generous comparisons (i.e., Blake Lively!) to feel better on bad hair days and haggard moments.
I’m sure you also enjoyed the fairly recent “celebrity doppelganger” profile picture trend, which involved users posting photographs of stars they’ve been told they resemble. If politicians could run personal Facebook accounts, they’d probably get a kick out of the exercise as well, but because they’re too high profile and busy to upload snapshots of their celebrity doppelgangers, we’re going to do it for them. Here are some female stars who share similar physical attributes to political women in power.
3:15 pm, May 6th | by Laura Donovan
Much of the nation mourned when Beastie Boys singer Adam Yauch lost his battle to cancer on Friday, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was among the large group of devastated folks.
11:15 am, April 13th | by Laura Donovan
Everyone knows you have to be aggressive to run for office, but according to House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, you have to take it up a notch and “kick open the door.”