New York Just Got its First Woman Governor. Let’s Make Sure She’s Not Their Last.

Kathy Hochul’s ascension to the New York governorship is an historic moment for the state of New York and a small step in the right direction for the U.S. as a whole. But until the the entrenched structural barriers women face in politics are eliminated with systemic and intentional action, women’s representation at the gubernatorial level may be just as reliant on a male governor’s resignation as it is on a woman candidate’s qualifications.