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Social Media is a Powerful Platform for Women in Politics — and their Harassers

By Maura Reilly on November 06, 2019

Yesterday, Lucina Di Meco, a senior gender expert with the Wilson Center, released her report, #ShePersisted: Women, Politics & Power in the New Media World, which looks into women leaders and the double-edged sword of social media in the current world order. The report covers 28 countries, 85 women in the fields of politics, civil society, journalism, television and technology, and the impact and importance of social media for women political leaders — given the continued gender bias found in traditional media.

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Meet the Team: Laura Weiss

By Laura Weiss on November 06, 2019

"During my time at RepresentWomen, I look forward to adding my passion as a feminist and my skills to help with the work started by the incredible people working here. Beyond this, I hope to learn more about the status of women's representation and leadership in my home country before taking what I have learned into the international realm."

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The Women Behind the Campaigns of the Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

By McKenna Donegan on November 01, 2019

In 1988 Susan Estrich was the campaign manager for Michael Dukakis’s Presidential run. She was the first female campaign manager of a major presidential campaign, and the first female campaign manager of the modern era. It used to be unheard of for women to run political campaigns. Now, it’s becoming increasingly common

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The History of Indigenous Women's Leadership

By Maura Reilly on October 23, 2019

“My young men are to lay aside their weapons; they are to take up the work of women; they will plow the field and raise the crops; for them I see a future, but my women, they to whom we owe everything, what is there for them to do? I see nothing! You are a woman; have pity on my women when everything is taken from them.”

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The Impact of Haudenosaunee Culture on the Early Suffragettes

By Maura Reilly on October 22, 2019

In a speech to the International Council of Women in 1888, suffragette and anthropologist, Alice Fletcher said “I crave for my Indian sisters, your help, your patience, and your unfailing labors, to hasten the day when the laws of the land shall know neither male nor female, but grant to all equal rights and equal justice.” In the 131 years following Alice Fletcher’s speech, women in general have gained a great many rights, but the Haudenosaunee women have lost many of theirs, and there remains an upward battle for equal justice.

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