“Madam Vice President”: Kamala Harris Makes History

Harris’s unprecedented rise as the first woman, who is also Black and South Asian, to serve as vice president forces us to recognize a woman from a richly diverse background has been chosen to lead one of the greatest democracies in the world.

America, at least half of it, can celebrate that we have chosen the path of inclusion, diversity and hope—even if we barely managed to do so.

What Do Women (Voters) Want? A Plan, Say Supermajority’s Cecile Richards and Juanita Tolliver

This year, the gender gap is wider than it’s ever been—a large reason for Biden’s lead nationally and in the battleground states.

But what do these women voters want? And what’s different about the 2020 election, compared to those in the past?

Ms. editor Roxy Szal in conversation with Cecile Richards, Supermajority’s CEO and co-founder, and Juanita Tolliver, Supermajority’s political director.

Women’s Representation: How Harris Navigated the “Double Bind” for Women

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

This week: Two women have jointly won the Nobel prize in chemistry; Kamala Harris makes history; Finland’s “Girls Takeover”; the many benefits of ranked choice voting; Eleanor Roosevelt’s 136th birthday; women’s representation playlist on Spotify; and this week’s feminist reading list.

“I’m Speaking”: Feminists React to … an Actual Debate

Wednesday’s debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence was markedly more polite than its presidential precursor, to the relief of almost everyone watching. But it was not without its interruptions and tense moments—which, many pointed out, represent their own everyday form of patriarchal racist experiences when it comes to the way men speak over women (especially women of color).

2020 Democratic National Convention Roundup

Speakers—including Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Ady Barkan, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Kamala Harris, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—addressed the public through a virtual Democratic National Convention. Speeches included pleas to vote, praises for youth involvement, recognition of empathy and calls to keep fighting.