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Motherhood on the Campaign Trail

  Earlier this year, Rebecca Traister wrote a piece called “Mom vs. Dad on the Road to 2020.” Comparing how men and women on the campaign trail were approaching parenthood, she explained: “The tight knot for women in politics (and perhaps in life) has been, will always be, this: Everything associated with motherhood has been …

Talk from the Trail: A Woman VP?

  It’s a popular question on the presidential campaign trail to ask the male Democratic candidates about choosing a woman as their running mate. Joe Biden says it would be “great” to have a woman on the ticket as his vice president. Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke have both suggested that they are committed to …

#MondayMotivation: 5 Malala Yousafzai Quotes to Get You Through the Week

  Education equity activist. Youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. Inspiration to girls across the globe. On Friday, Malala Yousafzai turned 22, and today we celebrate all she has accomplished and all she is committed to achieving. Here are some of our favorite words of wisdom from Malala to get you through the week: “I raise up …

Media Round Up: Week of July 7th

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’ll be collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories, and here’s what caught our eye this week: 2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times Fifty years ago, Shirley Chisholm was sworn in as the first Black woman in …

The National Women’s Political Caucus: A Brief History

  On July 10th 1971, more than 320 women came together in Washington D.C. to found the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), the first national organization devoted to increasing women’s involvement in all aspects of political life. They were led by trailblazing leaders (including Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Bella Abzug) who believed that political …

At the Intersection of 2020: A Lens Into Candidate Complexities

  As many Americans wait (not so) patiently for the election of the country’s first woman president, I am struck by how little discussion there is about intersectionality and the current field of candidates. As of today, there are six women and 18 men contending for the Democratic nomination, but the simple sorting of candidates …

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