We Still Have a Lot of Scaling Up to Do

In the 116th Congress, women will hold at least 23.4 percent of all seats, up from 20 percent in 2018. That isn’t enough.

Gender Watch Hot Takes: 25 Feminist Experts React to the 2018 Election Results

We asked experts on gender, race and politics to weigh in on the 2018 election results, sharing their reactions to what happened and insights and analyses from research, practice and personal sentiments.

Counting on the Latina Vote in the 2018 Midterms

Latina and Latino voters could play a decisive role in more than two dozen House races around the country.

Four Key Facts About Women Voters

Many have suggested that the gender gap is becoming a gender chasm. These four facts warn us that there’s more to the story.

Are We Seeing a Historic Gender Gap? Not Exactly.

There has been an intense focus on gender in the 2018 midterms. How will it affect female voters in November?

Will Promoting Gender Equality Be a Winning Strategy for Women Candidates in the Midterms?   

Will running on such gender equality platforms be helpful for Democratic candidates more generally—and women candidates, more specifically—come November? 

Will Misogyny Disqualify Men from Political Power in 2018? 

While allegations of inappropriate behavior and inaction to punish it have forced resignations and derailed campaigns in the past 18 months, voters’ intolerance for misogynist behavior and beliefs is far from universal.

Why LGBTQ and Allied Candidates Matter (Even When They Lose)

David Ermold and Beth Monaghan were two candidates who singled out perceived bigots and used queer identity to fight back. They didn’t win their races—but their campaigns were not without victories.

Running as Women or Men? How Candidates are Expanding and Enforcing Gender Norms

The diversity of approaches by women and men in this year’s elections all inevitably expand or enforce notions of masculinity and femininity—and what are deemed appropriate credentials for officeholding.

Making Sense of the Alabama “Awakening”

Alabama’s surge in Black women running as candidates for public office is not an “out of the blue” phenomenon, nor is it reactionary politics.

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