Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: The Global Impact of Harris’s Selection

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Harris makes history, but it’s only a first step to gender parity and racial justice; the history of Black women in politics in the United States; the global impact of Harris’s selection; gender balance rules in American politics; “The 19th at 100: Progress and the Path Forward”; Justice Sotomayor shows young Latinas the political path forward; woman lead peaceful protests in Belarus; Fawzia Koofi is one of only two women leading peace negotiations with the Taliban; four women in Israel who have made headway in politics; revisiting Pawnee and Leslie Knope during the Trump era; and suggested feminist reading.

Keeping Score: 35% of Women Cannot Survive Without $600 Unemployment Aid

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: Kamala Harris has become the second Democratic woman to become a vice presidential nominee; the late John Lewis challenges us to love; U.S. District Judge Esther Salas on the tragedy that left her son murdered; the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act of 2020, which would repeal the Helms Amendment, is introduced in Congress; 35 percent of women respondents report that they cannot survive a month without the federal $600 per week unemployment aid; and more.

“We Have Her Back” Cautions Media Against Sexist VP Coverage

In preparation for the inevitable media frenzy surrounding Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, a group of powerful women activists and leaders has a warning for media covering this “historic moment”: Avoid sexist and racist stereotypes.

When Biden announces his VP pick—likely this week—will the media heed this warning and “have her back”? Only time will tell.

War on Women Report: Trump on U.S. Death Toll—“It Is What It Is”

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.

This week: Victorina Morales, an undocumented immigrant who worked for over five years at Trump’s hotel resort in Bedminster, N.J., has been placed in deportation proceedings; Trump ignored bipartisan opposition to his nomination of Anthony Tata; Trump’s abysmal interview with Jonathan Swan; Trump continues to blindly call for re-opening schools; VP Mike Pence joins anti-choice organization Susan B. Anthony List on a multi-state tour.

Weekend Reading: Biden’s VP Must Prepare for “Tidal Wave” of Scrutiny

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: a record number of women authors selected as finalists for coveted prize; Emmy nominations; Native women run and win; the House delegation will likely be majority women; women shouldn’t lean in—men should lean out!; the catch-22 of female ambition; the tidal wave of scrutiny Joe Biden’s pick for VP will likely face; the suffrage centennial; discussions and fireside chats with women’s representation advocates; and some must-reads.