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.

War on Women: Trump’s Obsession with “Nasty Women”—From Harris to Clinton

The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.

This week: Donald Trump’s executive actions and empty promises; transphobia from the Trump administration; Trump’s troublesome new coronavirus advisor, Scott Atlas; Trump calls Harris “meanest” and “most horrible”; the Trump administration’s newest policy focus: increasing the amount of water permitted to flow from shower heads; GOP support for Marjorie Taylor Greene, a known QAnon conspiracy; Sexism, racism, birtherism and baseless lies in the continued attacks on Kamala Harris by Trump and Fox News; and Trump restricts vote-by-mail

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.