Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (C) joins a group of bipartisan Congressmen during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol, May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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That’s what she said: Top 10 Tweets from women in politics this week (11/1)

This week, women in politics took a stand on gender disparity in Hollywood and are redefining what it means to be a political activist. Find out more in this week’s edition of That’s What She Said!

1. Kyrsten Sinema 

House Republicans are #winning this week, and it shows from the overwhelming support by both Republicans and Democrats congratulating newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan’s predecessor, John Boehner, gave an emotional farewell on Thursday to the House recapping his 24-year political career. 

2. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman expressed her disappointment after a viral video allegedly showed school resource officer, Ben Fields, violently flinging a student out of her chair at South Carolina’s Spring Valley High School. The confrontation has prompted mixed responses nationwide, and federal investigators are looking into the altercation.

3. Cecile Richards

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards praised Lena Dunham for her Halloween costume, calling her “newsy, sexy, and cool.” Dunham controversial choice to be a Planned Parenthood doctor is making waves. 

4. Stephanie Schriock

Emily’s List head Stephanie Schriock accused Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his camp of sexist “condescending insults” toward Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator defended the charges on MSNBC

5. BuzzFeed

You can’t help but agree with President Obama’s props to the U.S. women’s national soccer team when he redefined what it means to “play like a girl” by turning a highly offensive opinion into a #winning moment. 

6. Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Loretta Sanchez tooted her own horn by highlighting her 20-year dedication to “tirelessly” improving environmental sustainability. 

7. Jada Pinkett

When she’s not tackling child sex trafficking, actress and philanthropist Jada Pinkett is taking rest and relaxation around the world. 

8. Michele Bachmann

Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann criticized another batch of highly-edited Planned Parenthood videos as being “demented” and “evil.”

9. Eva Longoria

Actress Eva Longoria expressed what it means to be a political activist during a Power Women Breakfast in Los Angeles. 

10. Ava DuVernay

Hollywood maven Ava DuVernay is calling for more women filmmakers in Hollywood. The Selma director along with other women in film are making sure their voices are heard when it comes to gender discrimination.  

 

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That’s what she said: Top 10 Tweets from women in politics this week (11/1)