Women’s Representation: “Do You Know How Rare It Is To See Women Portrayed as Patriots?”

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

This week: American democracy has finally passed the Bechdel test; women stole the inauguration show; more women will serve as White House correspondents; women on Biden’s Cabinet; progress toward women’s equality in Tunisia has stagnated; and more.

This Is What Democracy Looks Like: Ms. Winter 2021 Issue Ushers in New Era in Gender Equality

The latest issue of Ms. celebrates and explores the transformational shift to a new era of gender equality, with feminist women holding some of the most consequential levers of power.

For the first time in U.S. history, the presidential Cabinet appointments will reach gender parity; the House of Representatives is led by a feminist woman speaker, and feminists chair some of the most powerful committees, including the Appropriations and the Oversight and Reform committees; and Kamala Harris will be the first woman and first Black and South Asian to be vice president.

Here’s a glimpse at what you’ll find inside the upcoming Winter issue.

The Ms. Top Feminists of 2020

Despite the political, economic and public health challenges this year—or perhaps because of them—feminists mobilized, fought for our rights, and made progress on many of the issues we care deeply about.

From voter mobilization to reproductive justice, politicians to pop stars, here are our top feminists of 2020.

Getting it Right: Why It’s Important To Pronounce Kamala Harris’s and My Name Correctly

The name “Kamala” tops this year’s list of most mispronounced words—yet, as a society, we still haven’t fully recognized name mispronunciation as a form of microaggression. Kamala Harris’s story provides us with an opportunity to “get it right.”

“There is erasure when names are mispronounced—like the severing of a long rope that links us to our past. Beyond that, there is also anger, confusion and pain.”