When Ceilings Break for Women in Politics, Walls Still Stand

Amidst the history being made by women in politics at all levels of office over the past 45 years, there have been some quite sturdy walls that women have come up against.

Do We Need a Mother-in-Chief?

I look forward to the day when a professionally accomplished, female public servant can give an exhilarating and convincing presidential endorsement speech on behalf of another highly qualified female candidate and not have the speech be overshadowed by predictable themes of maternalism.

Philadelphia Freedom: Celebrating and Redefining Motherhood at the DNC

At the DNC, we are witnessing the sheer power of motherhood itself as a potent and powerful vehicle for social change.

RNC Speakers by the Numbers

Of 105 speakers, 29–or 28 percent–were women; 76–or 72 percent–were men.

The Tampon Ticket

Donald Trump’s selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence for VP has observers puzzling through the similarities and differences between the candidates. There’s one unexpected and oddly ironic commonality that the two men share: menstruation.

It’s Politics. What Does Motherhood Have To Do With It?

For women in politics, motherhood is too often used as an indicator of compassion and concern for the future. These are laudable qualities, but motherhood is not a necessary condition for inhabiting them—and when we assume that it is, everybody loses.

NEWSFLASH: Activists in Wichita Are Mobilizing Against Anti-Abortion Extremists

The Feminist Majority Foundation has launched a multi-platform campaign pushing back against the influx of anti-abortion groups coming to Wichita.

All-Woman Exhibition Explores Art as Activism

How do we effect positive change through art? In this exhibition, self-identified women artists responded to this question.

On Gender Parity in a Clinton Cabinet

Among the top goals for Hillary Clinton’s first 100 days is to “tap women to make up half of her cabinet.”

Feminist Artist Natalie White Wants the ERA Now

Natalie White for Equal Rights, which centers on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), launched with an exhibition at WhiteBox Art Center in New York City and ultimately ends with a two-week march to Washington, D.C.