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.

Weekend Reading: Biden’s VP Must Prepare for “Tidal Wave” of Scrutiny

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

This week: a record number of women authors selected as finalists for coveted prize; Emmy nominations; Native women run and win; the House delegation will likely be majority women; women shouldn’t lean in—men should lean out!; the catch-22 of female ambition; the tidal wave of scrutiny Joe Biden’s pick for VP will likely face; the suffrage centennial; discussions and fireside chats with women’s representation advocates; and some must-reads.

Our (Sick) System of Sick Leave, Maternity Leave and Family Leave

There are no federal laws guaranteeing sick leave or maternity leave for employees in the United States.

And on the subject of paid parental leave, once again, the U.S. lags behind the world. Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a handful lack a national paid parental leave: New Guinea, Suriname, a few South Pacific island nations—and the United States.

It’s up to women to pose the hard questions and determine wheth­er a candidate supports family-friendly work­places or not.

Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: Not One Country Has Gender Equality

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

This week: an Australian campaign to advance women’s representation in local government; ranked choice voting is key to increasing the number of women in elected office; barriers still stopping women from reaching their full potentials; the leadership of Black women in the suffrage movement; a record number of Black women running for Congress; campaign Barbies expose girls to public leadership roles; Crewomen’s Seneca Falls Revisited; Happy birthday to Ellie Smeal; voting like our lives depend on it; and suggested feminist reading.