Celebrating Black Women Trailblazers—From Shirley Chisholm to Marsha P. Johnson: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: highlighting Shirley Chisolm, Marsha P. Johnson, Angela Davis and Barbara Jordan; notable Black women express support for President Biden’s commitment to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court; Biden’s continued reliance on the old-boys network; the power of incumbency for women in politics; feminist and women’s movements on the frontlines against rising authoritarianism and militarization; women’s representation and political power in the European Parliament; 50 years of Title IX; and more.

Representation Roundup: “Words Clinton Could Never Utter, Biden’s Campaign Will Use on T-Shirts”

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

This week: the first ever televised presidential debate was between two women; the unspoken rules for women; how Hillary inspired other women to run for office; women of color in down-ballot races energize voters; Brazil sees a record number of women running for office; efforts to increase women’s representation in Liberia and Scotland; how to combat dictatorial efforts shadowing the U.S. election; where to go for post-VP debate recap; and must-reads for young feminists.

Clinton and Albright Commemorate 25 Years Since the Beijing World Conference on Women

In a webinar marking the 25th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women, former Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Albright reflected on their work in Beijing and its continuing impact. Ambassador Melanne Verveer led the discussion, titled “Beijing +25: Commemorating a Watershed Moment for Women’s Rights” and hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

Weekend Reading: It’s Time for a New Social Contract

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

This week: The U.N. secretary-general’s calls for a new social contract and equal opportunities for all; feminist foreign policy; Wyoming women are underrepresented; RepresentWomen’s latest report on ranked choice voting; the anniversary of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention; the anniversary of the National Association of Colored Women; and suggested #FeministReading.