Exploring How Women Shape Politics in the New Issue of Ms.

As the fall election nears, we’re taking a close look at the intersection of gender and politics with a feminist perspective.

Seeing Women Slay Matters

Women’s victories, in Rio and in U.S. politics, have elicited at least one shared reaction—that they will inspire future generations of women and girls to compete. But does—and will—it work?

Six Women Leading Nations Around the World

These six women would be peers of a President Hillary Clinton on the world stage.

These 10 Women Put Cracks in the Political Glass Ceiling, Too

These women led the charge for greater political roles for women across the country over the last few centuries—and paved the way for Hillary’s historic candidacy.

A Gendered Breakdown of the 2016 Democratic Convention Speakers

Of 236 speakers, 119 – or 50.4 percent – were women; 117 – or 49.6 percent – were men. In comparison, women were just 26.1 percent of the 111 speakers at the RNC.

When It Comes to Gender Equality, Women in Politics Do the Work

After 227 years and 44 male presidents, girls could grow up seeing that a woman could be president. But is that the only way electing a woman president would matter?

Was Sexism at Play During the DNC Roll Call?

On a day that should have been a crowning achievement for Hillary Clinton, a significant amount of attention went to Bernie Sanders. And so the question remains: Was this sexism at work?

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.