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.