Our Favorite Gender Reads of the 2020 Race So Far


The 2020 presidential race has narrowed from a field of 24 candidates, and six women, to two men. With so many women in this historic race, this cycle was dominated by discussions of gender and politics. Here are some of our favorite reads from the 2020 trail so far.

Madam President? Five Candidates on What It Will Take to Shatter the Most Stubborn Glass Ceiling

Amy Chozick with photography by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue

One of the first gender features of the 2020 campaign, this article features historic photos of five of the women who ran this cycle. Read the article here.


Unconscious Bias is Running for President

Rebecca Solnit, Literary Hub

Don’t forget how biases we don’t even notice can affect the 2020 race. Read the article here.


Women candidates are constantly asked about their electability. Here are 5 reasons that’s misguided.

Li Zhou, Vox

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: women are electable, and the idea that they aren’t is a myth. Read the article here.


Democrats’ debate must include gender-equity solutions

Valerie Jarrett, The Hill

Let’s not forget to give gender issues their due – in debates, media coverage, and policy. Read the article here.


‘The Meanie, the Lightweight, the Crazies, and the Angry, Dissembling Elitists’ Lessons from a year of six women running for president.

Rebecca Traister, The Cut

Check out this analysis of how gender impacted the women running from the start. Read the article here.


What Kamala Harris’ Campaign Meant To Women Of Color

Natalie Gontcharova, Refinery29        

Eight women of color describe the importance of Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Read the article here.


The Big Risk Warren Took on the Question of a Female President

Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times

Women are electable. In fact, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar had won every single election they’ve been in before 2020. Read the article here.


She’s the Next President. Wait, Did You Read That Right?

Jessica Bennett, The New York Times

With six women running for president, it’s about time we start using “she/her” to refer to the position. Read the article here.


Klobuchar and Warren are shattering the expectations of female candidates

Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post

Time after time in debates and on the trail, these Senators have set a new standard for women running for office. Read the article here.


I *WANT* an Angry Woman as My President, Actually

Liz Plank, Cosmopolitan

The “angry woman” trope has been used against women for ages, but angry women candidates aren’t a bad thing – it’s a sign they actually care. Read the article here.

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