Our collective inability to imagine women as viable leaders doesn’t only percolate through the fictional worlds of popular culture. It also frames consequential political debates—and elections.
Harris’ electability as a Black woman was not the problem that sank her 2020 race. Instead, doubts of that electability—whether from voters, donors, media or political elites—were an added burden to her campaign.
Black women have never been apathetic to the marginalization that their families and their communities face, to the marginalization that they face themselves. Their resolve to confront that marginalization fuels Black women’s political participation. We saw that in 2018. We’ll see it again in 2020.
Fiona Hill. Jennifer Williams. Laura Cooper. Marie Yovanovitch. The names making headlines in the Trump impeachment inquiry are largely women’s.
Carolyn Maloney was elected Chair of the House Oversight Committee, making history as the first woman to take the post.
Women’s rights were on the ballot across the nation Tuesday—and the results were a resounding endorsement of feminist policies and women’s political leadership.
With a population of 8.6 million, New York City has the chance to double the number of Americans who currently use ranked-choice voting today.
Switzerland’s 2019 elections culminated in many historic outcomes, including women seizing 20 more seats in the House of Representatives.
Reps. Carolyn Maloney and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez both took advantage of New York state’s new early voting options this year, casting their ballots for this week’s elections over the weekend. But their civic engagement efforts didn’t stop at the polls.
Jane Fonda accepting a BAFTA award while she was being arrested at a climate protest, Rep. Katie Hill sounding off on double standards and revenge porn while stepping down, Spelman College breaking new ground in LGBTQ academia and more milestones and can’t-miss quotes from the week.