women's issues

411 Teen: The War On Women

Apr 10, 2013

Join host Dr. Liz Holifield for "411 Teen", a locally produced program created with teen input for a teenage audience. Guests provide insights into topics that concern adolescents.  This week Dr. Liz addresses the changing political a social climate for women, and explores institutionalized sexism.

More than half of Leon County residents are women. But, a women’s status report that the county commissioned suggests, they are doing worse than men in a number of areas.

The report comes after 18 months of research. It shows women are doing worse than men in areas like access to healthcare, leadership and employment.

Haley Cutler, with the Oasis Center for Women and Girls, said one of the most surprising findings is that 58 percent of single mothers are living in poverty.

Congressional Candidates Court Female Voters

Oct 31, 2012
Steven Rodriguez / WFSU-FM

Former State Senator Al Lawson, who is currently running for congress in Florida's 2nd Congressional District, says women will play a crucial role in deciding next week’s election.  On Wednesday Lawson asked women for their vote during a round table discussion in Tallahassee.

Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

On Saturday, supporters of Mitt Romney and District 2 incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland came out for a rally on the steps of the Florida Capitol. The event, organized by the group Florida Women for Romney, also attracted protesters who criticized Romney’s and Southerland’s records on women’s issues.

Gail Hogan, who lives in Tallahassee, was one of about 150 people on the Capitol steps. She waved a sign that said "Women for Romney."