Women’s Representation: “Do You Know How Rare It Is To See Women Portrayed as Patriots?”

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

This week: American democracy has finally passed the Bechdel test; women stole the inauguration show; more women will serve as White House correspondents; women on Biden’s Cabinet; progress toward women’s equality in Tunisia has stagnated; and more.

Biden Has Already Reset the Focus of the U.S. Immigration System for the Better

In an extraordinary series of executive orders and other actions taken on Inauguration Day, President Joe Biden reset the focus of the nation’s immigration system, directing the country’s attention to the value and importance of welcoming immigrants.

This is a sharp contrast to the last four years, in which the Trump administration sought at every turn to demonize immigrants, portray the nation as under attack from outsiders, and bang the drum for nativism and extremism.

Antony Blinken: Taliban Cannot Be Trusted With U.S. Security and Gains Must Be Protected

In his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, Antony Blinken promised to protect the hard-won gains of Afghan women and girls if confirmed as secretary of state. He said the Taliban cannot be trusted with U.S. national security, policing Al-Qaeda and ISIS regarding attacking U.S., and that a further withdrawal of U.S. troops will be conditions-based.