Is the tea party a women's movement?
Many media outlets are calling 2010 the "Year of the Conservative Woman" and according to polls, the tea party movement is made up of more women than men. Experts agree that large numbers of women are organizing around conservative issues during this election year, calling into question traditional perceptions of women in power.
- Rebecca Traister: Senior writer, Salon.com and author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women."
- Michelle Bernard: President and CEO of the Independent Women's Forum.
- Sonja Eddings Brown: Treasurer and creator of the Kitchen Cabinet, an organization that aims to unite women voters around conservative economic values.
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