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Friday, November 13, 2020
The sexist rhetoric around the election proves women still have to fight for respect
By Tina Tchen, Over the course of the last century, women fought tooth and nail for a basic right: the right to vote. Now, our country has elected the first Black and Asian woman to become the next vice president of the United States. As a first-...
Friday, November 13, 2020
Why did it take so long to vote a woman into the White House?
To me, the banner story of this election season was not Joe Biden’s victory. It was the history-making of vice president-elect Kamala Harris. Here was a woman who had broken so many barriers. Not only is she the first woman to hold the office, but...
Monday, November 09, 2020
'You can't be what you can't see': Female politicians of color discuss what Harris' win means to them
The ascension of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect is both symbolic and important to many women across the United States, and several female politicians of color expressed on CNN Sunday morning...
Monday, November 09, 2020
With Harris as VP, South Asian women see an opening into politics
After Joe Biden was projected to have won the presidency Saturday morning, Kamala Harris is set to become the next vice president of the U.S., making her the first Asian American, the first Black person and the first woman to hold the office. For...
Monday, November 09, 2020
Record number of women to serve in the 117th U.S. Congress
At least 131 women are set to serve in the U.S. Congress in 2021, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The count surpasses the previous record of 127 women,...
Monday, November 09, 2020
Meet the women in politics who paved the way for Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris crashed through one of the highest of American glass ceilings on Saturday, becoming the first woman elected vice president of the United States. She will serve alongside President-elect Joe Biden. Harris, 55, has made a career of being...
Monday, November 09, 2020
What election of Kamala Harris means to future of women in politics
When the networks declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential race, it was a history making moment for both the president-elect and his running mate Kamala Harris, whose election broke multiple barriers. Debbie Walsh, director of the ...
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Kamala Harris makes history as first woman elected US vice-president
Kamala Harris has become vice-president-elect of the US, the first time in history that a woman, and a woman of color, has been elected to such a position in the White House. Joe Biden won the presidency by clinching Pennsylvania and its 20...
Saturday, November 07, 2020
Kamala Harris: The many identities of the first woman vice-president
Kamala Harris savoured the moment she became the first woman, and the first black and Asian American, to be vice-president-elect, with a very hearty laugh. In a video posted to her social media she shares the news with President-Elect Joe Biden: "We...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Mixed 2020 election results show that women still face a sexist political culture
In 2020 — for the second straight election cycle and 100 years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women suffrage — the number of women running for Congress set a record and more women than ever before competed...
Friday, November 06, 2020
A groundbreaking election for women in Congress?
Women across the United States made several gains in this week’s election, producing a string of firsts down the ballot and nudging up representation in both the House and the Senate. A total of 131 women will serve in the next Congress, according...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Record number of women to serve in the 117th U.S. Congress
At least 131 women are set to serve in the U.S. Congress in 2021, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. The count surpasses the previous record of 127 women,...
Friday, November 06, 2020
Women activists emphasize the need for female empowerment in politics
The Aronson Center for International Studies held the third event in its 2020 Fall Speaker Series on Human Rights to discuss the topic of “Women and Conflict” on Thursday, Oct. 29. Sarah Parkinson, an assistant professor of International Studies and...
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
A historic gender gap: why men and women are voting differently
Genevieve Woodard Hartley and her husband used to vote for the same presidential candidate. Not this year. While both describe themselves as Republicans, the couple, who live in Houston, Texas, is “splitting” its ticket. Ms Woodard Hartley will vote...
McBride, a prominent LGBTQ advocate, easily won her race for a seat in the Delaware state Senate.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Sarah McBride to become first transgender state senator in U.S. history
By Dan Avery Sarah McBride has won her Delaware state Senate race, poising her to become the first and only openly transgender state senator in the U.S. and the country's highest-ranking transgender official. "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that...
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Who was Victoria Woodhull? Meet the first woman to run for president of the United States
The first woman to run for president of the United States was unable to vote, too young to be elected, ignored by her chosen running mate, and ultimately thrown into prison on election day. Yet Victoria Woodhull, a thrice-married mother of two, was...
Monday, October 26, 2020
How sexist abuse of women in Congress amounts to political violence – and undermines American democracy
From plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s being called a “f—ing b—” by her colleague Rep. Ted Yoho, it’s been a nasty year for women in American politics. Now, some women who’ve been targets of such misogyny want...
Monday, October 26, 2020
A record number of indigenous women are running for office this year
A report from the Center for American Women and Politics states that, in 2020, 18 Native American women—nine Democrats and nine Republicans—will have run as congressional candidates. This is the largest number of Native American women who have run—...

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