The West Wing

Women in Politics Week: The Roundup

A Lady Lonely at the Top: High School Politics Take an Ugly Turn in ‘Election’ by Carleen Tibbets Election, the 1999 film directed by Alexander Payne and based on the novel by Tom Perotta, chronicles type A personality Tracy Flick’s (Reese Witherspoon) quest to become student body president and the unraveling of her social sciences […]

Women in Politics Week: "The Women of Qumar": Feminism and Imperialism in ‘The West Wing’

CJ Cregg (Allison Janney) in The West Wing Guest post written by Pauline Holdsworth.   CJ: They beat women, Nancy. They hate women. The only reason they keep Qumari women alive is to make more Qumari men.  Nancy: What do you want me to do?  CJ: How about suggesting that we sell the guns at […]