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The next set of Democratic debates are coming up. Here’s something to keep in mind.

Posted on Blog by on July 29, 2019

"Less than three years after the 2016 presidential election, a pattern is already emerging. Once again, we’re seeing intelligent, qualified women candidates being snubbed by voters who can’t seem to wrap their heads around the idea that a woman can be president."


Interview with Pantsuit Politics

Posted on Blog by on July 25, 2019

"At a time when political tensions are high and the number of women in elected office is low, I asked Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, the hosts of the podcast Pantsuit Politics, for their takes on how partisanship and women’s representation influence one another. With Holland on the left side of the political spectrum and Silvers on the right, the show features what their website calls, “grace-filled political conversations.” Since Holland and Silvers have been talking politics (politely) on the air since November 2015, they seemed like the perfect people to ask about where our society’s political conversations are taking us in terms of women’s representation."


What we can learn from women leaders in Indonesia

Posted on Blog by on July 25, 2019

"The RepresentWomen team met with a group of politically engaged women from Indonesia this week. They were visiting the United States as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, which connects current and aspiring politicians abroad with their American counterparts. We were happy to sit down with these women to discuss women’s political participation and representation in our respective countries."


The 171st anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention

Posted on Blog by on July 19, 2019

"One hundred seventy-one years ago, hundreds of people convened in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19, 1848 for the first American women’s rights convention that would eventually spark the suffrage movement in the United States. Approaching the 171st anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, let’s assess how far we’ve come."


Why gender categories are necessary for the Emmys

Posted on Blog by on July 16, 2019

"Whether in politics or in comedy, making room for women is instrumental in working toward gender equality. Women face barriers that men don’t, such as the expectation that women can’t be funny or can’t be good leaders. Gender targets can balance out these negative preconceived notions, making it possible for women to get the recognition and representation they deserve."


Dr. Joan Perry was hope for Republican women. What happened?

Posted on Blog by on July 16, 2019

"Perry’s campaign shows us that there are intelligent, qualified Republican women who have what it takes to run and win. But for these women to do so, the Republican Party, PACs, and donors must step up and support them."


Meet the Team: Gilda

Posted on Blog by on July 15, 2019

"Being a politics major, most of the intellectual spaces available to me are dominated by men, so working with a team of driven and intelligent women at RepresentWomen is refreshing. I look forward to learning something new from all of them."


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