Massive Age Gaps in Voting for 2012 Elections

For years, young voters have been discounted and labeled as apathetic no shows when it comes to voting. After 2012, the age gap will be ignored at a politician’s peril. In 2012, according to exit polls, nationwide voters 18-29 years old comprised 19 percent of the electorate while voters over 65 years comprised 16 percent… [Continue Reading]

Gender Gap Decisive in Marriage Equality Victories

Exit poll data revealed a massive and decisive gender gap in voting on the marriage equality ballot measures that just might put to rest once and for all some old gender adages. Women have all too often been cast as the more conservative sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women, on the average,… [Continue Reading]

Gender Gap Costly: Women’s Votes Decisive in Presidential and Senate Races

The problem the Republican Party has with women is deep and costly. Their attacks on women’s rights all add up to a widely perceived Republican War on Women that significantly influenced the outcome of the election by creating impactful gender gaps in many key races. President Barack Obama won reelection with 55 percent of women’s… [Continue Reading]

Governor Romney, Pull Your Ad Endorsing Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate from Indiana

The Feminist Majority demands Governor Mitt Romney pull his television ad in Indiana endorsing Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate from Indiana. This is the only ad Romney has released endorsing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and revealed Romney’s ultra conservatism in such selection. But it is intolerable that a presidential candidate would continue… [Continue Reading]

Obama Scores, Especially Among Women

Statement of Eleanor Smeal on Presidential Debate 3 President Barack Obama’s command of the facts, clear vision, and humanitarian concern trumped Mitt Romney all night. Romney was reduced to agreeing with President Obama on most major foreign policy issues. As much as Romney tried, President Obama did not let Romney “airbrush history.” Obama kept reminding… [Continue Reading]


The Feminist Majority, a leading national women’s rights organization, endorses Congressman Chris Murphy for U.S. Senate in his race against Linda McMahon.  Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority will join leading women’s rights advocates including Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, on a Women for Murphy… [Continue Reading]

President Obama a Clear Winner for Women

Statement of Eleanor Smeal about the Second Presidential Debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney

Feminist Majority Endorses Tim Kaine for US Senate in Virginia Race

The Feminist Majority, a leading national women’s rights organization, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, today endorsed former governor Tim Kaine for United States Senator in his race against former Governor George Allen. Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority, will appear at a forum discussion at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott at noon today with Kaine… [Continue Reading]

Statement of Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority: Women’s Issues Front and Center at DNC

Women’s issues were front and center at the Democratic National Convention as President Obama and the many women headliners underscored over and over again the reasons why this election is critically important for women. The choice on November 6 for women could not be more stark and will determine if this country continues the progress… [Continue Reading]

House GOP VAWA Must Be Defeated: Statement of Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal

The Feminist Majority, as well as the massive coalition supporting the real VAWA, is determined to defeat the outrageous and dangerous GOP Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization which passed the House yesterday. For the first time in history, the House GOP passed a VAWA reauthorization that rolls back rather than expands protections for victims… [Continue Reading]