#WhatMamasWant from Political Candidates

With only two questions asked about women’s rights in the first debates, Mothering Justice wanted to ensure the voices of mothers and women of color were heard the second time around. “If they are going to ask for our vote,” Danielle Atkinson, founding director, declared at a pre-debate panel, “they are going to have to answer our questions.”

The Sexism of “Likability”

Are women “likable?” According to the polls, voters don’t think so, even though former advisors to Elizabeth Warren are doing their best convince us that she is “warm and affectionate.” But the real question is why “grabbing a beer” with a candidate is still the yardstick used to measure their potential—and why female candidates are (still) unfairly suffering from it.