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Female Candidates Breastfeed Children In Campaign Ads

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The campaign ads represent one way that women are increasingly willing to break the mold of the standard candidate, in a year with record numbers of women running for officeRead full story

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  • Yes. Yes. And please also let one of them be pumping and dumping. And another one describing her fiscal policy while also removing a splinter from someone's toe without the aid of tweezers.

  • "”Why am I the only candidate in the room being asked these questions?" she wrote. "Do they think mothers don't already juggle multiple tasks? Has no one noticed that men, my husband included, are also parents and share parenting duties?"”

    That double standard is so real. I LOVE that these candidates

    "”Why am I the only candidate in the room being asked these questions?" she wrote. "Do they think mothers don't already juggle multiple tasks? Has no one noticed that men, my husband included, are also parents and share parenting duties?"”

    That double standard is so real. I LOVE that these candidates are owning it and using their campaign to shed light on this. 🙌

  • I want all these governors!!! Class acts, incredible candidates

  • Being provocative seems to attract our attention, so absolutely no judgement - but let’s back the stories up with provocative actions

  • Being a mom with 16 years of experience, I enthusiastically applaud these women for confronting head-on the double standard we women face. But I agree with Marcela Sapone, let’s back it up with provocative actions.

    Although I have no inkling as to what it is like to be a mom and a politician at the

    Being a mom with 16 years of experience, I enthusiastically applaud these women for confronting head-on the double standard we women face. But I agree with Marcela Sapone, let’s back it up with provocative actions.

    Although I have no inkling as to what it is like to be a mom and a politician at the same time, I assume there are some similarities to being a mom and running a business, and it is NOT easy, even with a supportive husband and family. Two months after I gave birth, I left my newborn behind with my Mom for a 2 week business trip to Asia, my breast pump machine as a carry-on. Once there, I arranged all my meetings around my breast pumping times. It was not fun, especially with leaking breast milk and wet tops.

    What I learned from that very first trip away as a mom (and I had MANY afterwards and missed many milestone moments), in order for my business to succeed and for me to take care of my employees who depended on me for their livelihoods, I had to make my business my first priority and my daughter my second priority, as I was no superwoman.

    I am rooting for these young women. It is not easy to do what they are doing as a mom, and my biggest wish for them is that they don’t forget about themselves because as natural caregivers they will put their own needs on the back burner while giving their all to take care of their constituents and their families.

  • YAAAS!!! 💞💞💞

  • Sometimes, merely bringing your full self to something is a provocative action. While I am hopeful that we will see more women elected officials this cycle, I am certain that even if we don’t, the way in which they choose to run will forever change this country for the better.

    But men need to step

    Sometimes, merely bringing your full self to something is a provocative action. While I am hopeful that we will see more women elected officials this cycle, I am certain that even if we don’t, the way in which they choose to run will forever change this country for the better.

    But men need to step up and be the ones challenging reporters about the double standard. We need to be the ones calling out these courageous women. Because systemic sexism is real and we benefit from it every single day.

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