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December 4, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
Until just a few weeks ago, Islamic scholar Mohammed Amin Minhas was preaching fiery Friday sermons, warning his overwhelmingly Muslim countrymen that a woman leading Pakistan would bring them to the gates of hell. "A nation that elects to be governed by a woman will not prosper," Minhas exclaimed, quoting from the Islamic prophet Mohammed week after week in Islamabad's popular Motamar-e-Alami Islam Mosque.
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December 30, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Catherine O'Neill, a social worker turned political activist and advocate for refugee women who co-founded the watchdog group now called the Women's Refugee Commission, died of cancer Wednesday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 70. Her death was confirmed by her husband, author Richard Reeves. O'Neill started the organization originally called the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children with actress Liv Ullmann and others in 1989, after observing conditions in refugee camps in Pakistan and other hot spots as a board member of the humanitarian International Rescue Committee.
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April 1, 2002 | ROBYN DIXON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When 1,450 Afghans from all corners of the country gather in the June heat to choose Afghanistan's future leadership, 160 seats will be set aside for women and six for Islamic scholars. That's a marked change from the Taliban days, when religious men ran the country and women were mostly banned from work. But according to rules announced Sunday for the grand council, or loya jirga, there also won't be an outright ban on members of the former Taliban regime.
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September 19, 1992 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Herschensohn bristled Friday when reporters asked him about the "Year of the Woman" in politics, saying he despises the phrase and considers it "sanctioned prejudice" against men by liberal Democratic women. "Can you imagine the 'Year of the Man?' " retorted the normally mild-mannered Herschensohn when asked what effect the popularity of women candidates might have on his contest with U.S. Rep. Barbara Boxer of Marin County.
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February 26, 1993 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Stealing a page--or the entire book--from the successful strategy of their "liberal, pro-abortion" foes, a group of conservative California Republican women Thursday announced the formation of an organization to promote and support like-minded women for elected office. The group is called ShE LIST: Shaping Elections: Life Issues Support Team. Its primary spokeswoman is Susan Carpenter-McMillan of San Marino, an official of the Right to Life Pro-Family Media Coalition.
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June 7, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Picking through the political rubble Wednesday, both sides in the bitter Republican lieutenant governor primary campaign agreed on at least one major reason that Orange County state Sen. Marian Bergeson trounced cross-county rival Sen. John Seymour: She is a woman.
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January 24, 1990 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
With U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston caught in an ethical mire and growing older all the while, liberal Hollywood has undertaken a star search for a Democratic alternative--a ready successor if Cranston founders. And the first contender to set the town's political hearts jumping is a 4-foot, 11-inch fireball of a politician from the northern San Francisco Bay Area. The issue, says Rep. Barbara Boxer, is excitement. "I think it's been a while since we've had any in politics. Hasn't it?"
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June 19, 1990 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ann W. Richards drew rapturous applause at the state Democratic convention here recently when she scornfully derided those who still ask whether "Texans will . . . vote for a woman for governor." But the question remains an open one. With Richards' nomination and Dianne Feinstein's victory in the California Democratic gubernatorial primary, many commentators have already proclaimed this the year of the woman in politics.
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November 22, 1990
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion Wednesday urging that at least half of the mayor's appointees to city boards and commissions be women. Bill Chandler, a spokesman for Mayor Tom Bradley, said the mayor has "already made a very strong commitment to increase the number of women on commissions." He said that last summer, when Bradley appointed more than 30 commissioners, a majority were women.
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August 18, 2000 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. Jane Harman is the polished Washington insider with the star power to merit some podium time at the Democratic National Convention this week and the connections to get 22 district high school students signed on as ushers. Gerrie Schipske is the Long Beach nurse-practitioner and health care attorney working hard to persuade Democratic congressional leaders that she has what it takes to oust a well-established incumbent this fall.
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September 13, 1999 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latina women from California are bringing a Sacramento institution to Capitol Hill this week as they converge on Congress, hoping to turn old stereotypes around and expand their own networking. For the better part of a decade, the businesswomen and community activists of HOPE--Hispanas Organized for Political Equality--made Latina Action Day an annual date with the California Legislature.
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September 11, 1996 | DONNA MUNGEN, Donna Mungen of Altadena writes for several national publications
With the conventions over and the presidential campaigns in full swing, voters are deciding whether Democrat Bill Clinton or Republican Bob Dole presents the best agenda for the next four years. Part of the decision process and the agenda, for both candidates, is their wives. Underneath the smooth, polished wifely images of Elizabeth Hanford Dole and Hillary Rodham Clinton exist two effective, forceful women who are as hungry for power as are their husbands.
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December 15, 1994 | RUTH B. MANDEL, Ruth B. Mandel is the director of the Center for the American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University. and
On the "women and politics watch," the ghost of 1992 lingers. "What happened to women?" is intoned with disbelief. Were the high spirits of '92, the yester-Year-of-the-Woman, so short-lived or misplaced? No, not misplaced. Just premature and ahistorical in entertaining a notion that one election year might overcome centuries of political practice, granting women power with one Olympic leap. Still, the hellfires of Campaign '94 did not immolate women.
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July 1, 1994 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
In a county where female candidates have long complained of being ostracized by the male-dominated political establishment, two survivors of the June primary urged a bipartisan women's group Thursday to raise money and help break down the barriers that keep women from being elected. The spirited program, which included verbal attacks against Orange County Republican Chairman Thomas A.
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May 16, 1993 | Mark Ehrman
Last April, poet/writer and veteran scenester Nicole Panter and rock poet Exene Cervenka gathered a group of female friends--musicians, poets, performance artists, rabble-rousers and various other "bad girls who climbed out of our windows after dark and took taxis home at dawn"--and threw a tea party. The idea, Panter says, was to tank up on sugar and caffeine and transform these "daughters of Lilith, Lily Munster, Patti Smith and Emma Goldman" into a potent force for political change.
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July 15, 1992 | ALAN C. MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Judith Hirshberg, her yellow delegate credential dangling from a silver chain around her neck and her pink lapels dotted with political buttons, responded with growing excitement Tuesday morning as dozens of Democratic women candidates took turns pitching for change. When Arkansas Gov.
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October 17, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
The White House confirmed Friday that President Bush said during Thursday's presidential debate that he hoped many women Senate candidates would "lose," but a spokeswoman insisted that the President's comments were directed only at Democrats. "It's not that he doesn't want women to advance in politics," said Judy Smith, White House spokeswoman. "He was referring to the Democratic women, and not to women in general." A record number of women are running for the U.S.
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February 26, 1993 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Stealing a page--or the entire book--from the successful strategy of their "liberal, pro-abortion" foes, a group of conservative California Republican women Thursday announced the formation of an organization to promote and support like-minded women for elected office. The group is called ShE LIST: Shaping Elections: Life Issues Support Team. Its primary spokeswoman is Susan Carpenter-McMillan of San Marino, an official of the Right to Life Pro-Family Media Coalition.
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October 17, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
The White House confirmed Friday that President Bush said during Thursday's presidential debate that he hoped many women Senate candidates would "lose," but a spokeswoman insisted that the President's comments were directed only at Democrats. "It's not that he doesn't want women to advance in politics," said Judy Smith, White House spokeswoman. "He was referring to the Democratic women, and not to women in general." A record number of women are running for the U.S.
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