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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Since the 1870s, the West has led the way for women in politics
On Sept. 6, 1870 — Election Day — officials in Wyoming were concerned. The previous year, a violent mob in South Pass had attempted to prevent African American men from voting. And since then, the territorial Legislature had granted full political...
Friday, September 06, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Exposes The Dark Side Of Politics In 5 Incredible Minutes
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) exposed some of the biggest flaws and loopholes in campaign finance laws this week ― and she did it in just five minutes. During a hearing, the freshman lawmaker created a game in which she pretended to be “a...
Friday, August 30, 2019
Women ran. Women won. Women changed the rules of American politics
By Kathleen Townsend, “See Jane Win” is a bracing antidote to that dreadful November election night in 2016 when women of the world watched as their champion, so close to shattering the highest glass ceiling, lost to a self-avowed assaulter. As the...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The women’s revolution in politics
By Caitlin Moscatello, When waves of pink-hatted women engulfed the streets the day after Donald Trump was inaugurated — having beaten the first woman to be nominated by a major party despite his viral boasts of grabbing women by their genitals —...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Women's Equality Day is a timely reminder of the impact women voters have on elections
In 1973, Congress declared August 26th "Women's Equality Day." The date, according to the National Women's History Alliance, celebrates the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and brings awareness to the continued...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
When you’re not the ‘pick of the establishment’
By Caitlin Moscatello, The past few years have been groundbreaking for women in politics: In 2018, more women campaigned for elected office than at any time in U.S. history, and there are now more women in Congress and state legislatures than ever...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Women are mysteriously missing from D.C. think tanks’ foreign policy panels. Here’s the data.
Although women make up half the world’s population and a growing proportion of scholars and analysts, they’re often absent in convenings of “experts.” That’s true across a number of industries, according to an event management company’s report on...
Friday, August 23, 2019
Vote for the woman because she’s a woman
By Caitlin Moscatello, In February, Nevada became the first state in the country with a female-majority legislature. By June, with the help of the state’s Democratic governor, there were stronger laws ensuring equal pay for women, tougher penalties...
Friday, August 16, 2019
This election season, we’re examining the role gender plays in news coverage. Here’s why
By Kiana Scott & Tamara Power-Drutis, When Jenny Durkan was sworn in as Seattle’s mayor in 2017, the Seattle Weekly introduced her with the words, “Durkan, who wore a royal blue blazer and black slacks, flashed a toothy smile as she settled at...
Friday, August 16, 2019
How to close the massive gender gap in Congress
By Li Zhou, Women’s lives improve when government is more inclusive. So let’s do this already. \Rep. Cheri Bustos, the Illinois lawmaker who is charged with ensuring House Democrats hold on to their majority, had some brutally honest words for a 20-...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Women candidates are constantly asked about their electability. Here are 5 reasons that’s misguided.
An August poll highlights a trend that’s emerged in the 2020 presidential cycle thus far: Voters favor Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as one of their top choices for the Democratic nomination when the focus isn’t on “electability.” When it is, they...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Stop asking if women are electable
By Amanda Renteria, “Electability” has become perhaps the most discussed term in all of U.S. politics, and it’s a focal point of the 2020 presidential race. Pundits, pollsters and journalists continue debating who is electable and why. Yet even...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The podcast that's inspiring women to pursue positions in leadership
Women have made great progress in the struggle for equality. But when it comes to filling leadership positions, women lag substantially behind men across industries, including in law, medicine, finance, academia and politics. In podcasting, there’s...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Women have made huge strides in politics. But we have more to do
By Suzanne Moore, Karen Peterson and Liane Sorenson, While it seems as if the 2018 election — and its historic gains for women — was only yesterday, the 2020 election is already the subject of considerable national attention. Before focusing on 2020...
Thursday, July 18, 2019
How 4 congresswomen came to be called “the Squad”
The term is making headlines, but Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib have their own definition. Sometime in the past few months, four members of Congress came to be referred to in mainstream media outlets as “the Squad.” The story of how...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Why sexist coverage of women in politics matters
By Dustin Harp, “The first time I met Elizabeth Warren, she had just come home from a walk with her husband and her dog at Fresh Pond, the reservoir near her house in Cambridge, Mass. It was a sunny day in February, a couple of weeks after Warren ...
Friday, July 12, 2019
New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president
Over the last several years, debates between Republicans and Democrats have increasingly involved extremely divergent attitudes toward women. The Republican Party, for instance, often treats discussions of sexual harassment or discrimination as...
Friday, July 12, 2019
Why men thought women weren’t made to vote
William T. Sedgwick believed that no good could come of letting women vote. “It would mean a degeneration and a degradation of human fiber which would turn back the hands of time a thousand years,” Sedgwick said in 1914. “Hence it will probably...