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Friday, March 27, 2020
How suffragists raced to secure women's right to vote ahead of the 1920 election
The year 1917 was highly consequential for the suffrage movement. Having lost the chance to defeat the reelection of President Woodrow Wilson, who had initially been lukewarm toward suffrage, activists set their sights on securing voting rights for...
Monday, March 09, 2020
'We still have a problem with female authority': how politics sets a trap for American women
“Gender in this race?” Senator Elizabeth Warren said outside her home on Thursday. “You know that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah! There was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Did first female-majority legislature in US make a difference?
Nevada made history when it became the first state in the US with a female-majority legislature, with women holding 51% of the seats, in December 2018. The moment was hailed as a great victory for women - but did having more women in power make a...
Thursday, March 05, 2020
Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race
Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the presidential race Thursday after failing to unite the Democratic Party’s left and right flanks behind her progressive policy agenda, the latest shakeup in a fast-moving battle for the 2020 nomination. Warren said...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Women’s political representation and legislative achievements: How women are changing state legislatures
Women made great strides in political representation in 2018. There has been significant media attention devoted to the historic gains women made in Congress, but the shift in political representation the states was equally significant. Women’s...
Monday, February 24, 2020
On the trail of America’s first women voters
It has long been seen as one of the flukes of American political history: For three decades after the American Revolution, the women of New Jersey had equal voting rights with men. The state was the first — and for a long time, the only — to...
Friday, February 21, 2020
The future is female: How the growing political power of women will remake American politics
The most profound change in American politics today and in the years to come will result from a massive movement of women into the Democratic Party. As this realignment takes place Hillary Clinton may well go down in history as this century’s...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Nancy Pelosi: why the house of democratic leader wants more women in Washington
For over a decade, Nancy Pelosi has been highly regarded as a trailblazer and change maker in Washington. As former Speaker of the House of Representatives—the first woman in American history to reach that milestone—and now as the Democratic Leader...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
USA: Women predominate among the most disengaged nonvoters
Despite the fact that women are more politically active than men and have comprised a majority of voters in recent elections, a comprehensive new survey finds that women also dominate at the other end of the spectrum: They’re disproportionately...
Monday, February 17, 2020
On Presidents’ Day, let's talk about women
By Michelle Myers, More than two hundred years have passed since George Washington became the first President of the United States of America. Fast forward to this century and Donald Trump is the 45th head of state, with zero female presidents in...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
‘I don’t just want more women to run, I want them to win’
By Susan Inman, Running for office is a journey, and historically it’s a more difficult journey for women. While democracy was born thousands of years ago, in a very real sense, women are still pioneers on this frontier. Women only got the right to...
Friday, December 20, 2019
Obama says women are 'indisputably' better at leading
Former President Barack Obama said there would be "significant improvement across the board" if countries were led by women. "Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you're better than...
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Why do people really dislike the women running for President?
By Amanda Arnold, Regardless of their stance on universal health care, their voting record, or endorsements, the women running for president have been haunted by the same question: Are they “likable”? While all politicians are evaluated in terms of...
Friday, November 22, 2019
Women and politics: Too emotional?
By Becca Blaser, In a recent Twitter exchange, a female journalist stated that United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “frequent crying” reinforce stereotypes that women are too emotional for politics. The journalist was...
Friday, November 08, 2019
Muslim women and refugees won historic victories across the US in Tuesday's elections
The 2018 midterm elections saw voters elect a record number of women to the House of Representatives, with a number of individual candidates achieving historic firsts with their victories. That trend continued in many ways on Tuesday, as women and...
Thursday, November 07, 2019
US: Ranked choice voting can help elect more women candidates
By Betsy Gotbaum and Meridith Maskara. New York City is number one inthecountry in many areas—we boast the most diverse population, tallest building,and best bagels. Yet, when it comes to our elections, New York City is failing—both in terms of...
Monday, October 28, 2019
USA: These candidates are proof: Investing in women who run for state and local office pays off
Many feminists celebrated the incredible progress made in 2018 when more women were elected to Congress than ever before—but victories at the state level warranted commemoration, too. In the days following the 2018 election, more than 2,000 women ...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Unfinished business: Women running in 2018 and beyond
Women ran for and were elected to office in record numbers in the 2018 election. They made historic gains across levels of office and reached new milestones for women’s political representation. But not all women achieved record levels of success in...