“You don’t have to wait 20 years. You don’t need a ton of money in the bank. Your family doesn’t have to be in politics. You don’t need that name. You don’t need special connections. You can run. You can make a difference.”
It’s unfortunate—but sadly unsurprising—that in the midst of global health emergency, lawmakers are too busy playing political games over women’s healthcare to coordinate the necessary response.
The real “rigging” in the 2016 election lies in our well-learned biases about women and leadership.
For 227 years, looking presidential has meant being a man. Perhaps that’s what stumping Trump.
The visionary pioneers who campaigned for decades to make it possible did not achieve the vote in their lifetime.
It’s undeniable: The 19th amendment has had a huge impact on American politics—especially in the past four decades. But what if it had never passed?
The bottom line? Peace, prosperity and security are not possible anywhere without women’s rights.
What we need from our leaders, organizations and the public at-large is sustained focus and support getting women to run for public office.
We don’t just stop at obstructing the right to abortion access within the U.S., we also deny it to thousands of women and girls all over the world.
As the fall election nears, we’re taking a close look at the intersection of gender and politics with a feminist perspective.