Research shows that women politicians make for more equal and caring societies, and that their increased representation in office improves health, education and welfare outcomes for the entire population. So how can we foster the next generation of effective women leaders?
Senator Harris’s decision to don a white suit is hugely symbolic, connecting her election to the fight for women’s rights—especially during the centenary year of women’s suffrage in the U.S.
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.
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.
Only 47 Asian American and Pacific Islander women are among the 7,383 state legislators across the country, and only 10 are among the 535 members of Congress.
But this year, a record number of AAPI women Democrats are running for Congress.
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.
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).
Kamala Harris’s intersectionality—as a woman of mixed race and culture, in a mixed-raced, blended married—signals something important to us today: That Black people are a growing part of a larger community; interconnected to broader cultures, religions and ideas that will shape this country for generations to come.
When women are elected to office they make a difference for woman. Kamala Harris has been committed to resolving the rape kit backlog and ensuring an administrative and legislative system that brings justice to all who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
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.