"Join us for a book signing as Erika Falk talks about her new book Women for President (University of Illinois). When Hillary Clinton announced her 2008 bid for president she was the Democratic front-runner. Despite this, she received less coverage than Barack Obama, who trailed her in the polls. Such a disparity is indicative of the gender bias the media has demonstrated in covering women candidates since the first woman ran for America's highest office in 1872. Tracing the campaigns of eight women who ran for president through 2004 - Victoria Woodhull, Belva Lockwood, Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Patricia Schroeder, Lenora Fulani, Elizabeth Dole, and Carol Moseley Braun, Erika Falk finds little progress in the fair treatment of women candidates. A thorough comparison of the women's campaigns to those of their male opponents reveals a worrisome trend of sexism in press coverage - a trend that still persists today.
Refreshments and networking will begin at 7:00. Books will be available for purchase. Erika will start her talk at 7:30 and afterward take questions from the audience."
(Johns hopkins University website) (SqueakyChu)