Why do people say they want a woman president?
The Washington Post'sHunter Schwartz, who covers the intersection of pop culture and politics,contemplates why people are comfortable asserting that they want a woman president. (Reminder: much more on the subject of the presidency and gender can be found on ourPresidential Gender Watch 2016.)
Stefanik: The GOP's millennial star
Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, is proving to be an asset for her party in its outreach to young people, according toThe Hill.
Women in Senate join forces - on bathrooms and more
The Atlanticshowcases Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) whose favorite anecdotes include the story of women in the Senate demanding more bathroom stalls for female Senators. Klobuchar uses that episode to illustrate how the women work across party lines on more significant common concerns.
Women lawmakers speak out on abortion from personal experience
Timemagazinereports on women in state legislatures whose personal experiences with abortion impel them to speak out - on both sides of the issue.
Gov. Haley addresses Confederate flag issue
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been prominent in news stories about the Confederate flag in the wake of the Charleston church murders.The Washington Postdescribes how Haley's handling of the issue has won her plaudits "as a prominent and confident leader of the New South."
Young women plan digital political strategies
MSNBCshines a spotlight on eight young women who are rising digital strategists in the political world, starting with Democrat Stephanie Grasmick.
Running like a girl - in a good way
InDiversity and Democracy, a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Nancy Thomas and Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg of Tufts University explain how higher education can advance gender equity in politics.