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New America NYC: Women as Candidates, Women as Symbols

A Broadly Speaking Event

In collaboration with Slate's Double X

2008 was the year of the woman. Strong female candidates for the highest and second highest office in the country seemed to normalize the image of powerful women in politics. Even now a record number of women are running for offices across the nation, yet this election cycle has sparked surprising anti-feminist backlash. Discussions of such mundane topics as contraception and motherhood escalated to fiery national debates.

Come meet Michelle Goldberg, Rebecca Traister, Jen Bluestein and Sandra Fluke as they discuss the role that both women candidates and women voters will play in the November election.

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Senior contributing writer, Newsweek/The Daily Beast
Author, The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World


Contributor, New York Times Magazine
Author, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women


Communications Director, EMILY's List


Recent graduate, Georgetown University Law Center
Advocate, women's and health issues

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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