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Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

| September 12, 2016

As the United Nations General Assembly gathers this week, the Security Council will consider candidates to replace the current secretary-general. Will entrenched sexism get in the way of choosing a woman for the job? More »

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

| August 25, 2016

Women's Equality Day marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when US women won the right to vote. Mary C. Curtis reminds us that the fight for this right is ongoing. More »

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With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

| August 3, 2016

Media outlets that invoke white-clad suffragists as shorthand for a long, sprawling movement often show a simplistic view of women's history. Author Louise Bernikow offers a cheat sheet on the women's suffrage movement for journalists and others. More »

Hillary’s Historic Nomination for President — A Photo Essay

| July 28, 2016

North Carolina-based photographer Jenny Warburg was on the floor of the Democratic National Convention this week and captured these images from the historic event nominating Hillary Clinton as the first female candidate from a major party. More »

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Changing History to Herstory: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Women’s Movement

Changing History to Herstory: Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Women’s Movement

| June 17, 2016

WMC cofounder Robin Morgan takes stock of what Hillary Clinton's nomination means—and what we have to look forward to as she takes on Donald Trump in the general election. More »

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

| April 4, 2016

The new North Carolina law is just the latest in a wave of backlash legislation targeting LGBT equality. More »

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The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

| March 9, 2016

Kathryn Kolbert offers her first-hand analysis of last week's arguments before the Supreme Court on Texas abortion restrictions. More »

10 Ways for Women Candidates to Beat the Electoral Double Standard

10 Ways for Women Candidates to Beat the Electoral Double Standard

| January 14, 2016

As the list of presidential contenders thins, the author of the book "Gender and the American Presidency" looks at the qualities a woman candidate needs in order to win. More »

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Rights Under Siege: On the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Activists are Fighting Back

| August 6, 2015

Two years after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, activists in North Carolina and other states keep up the pressure to restore rights. More »

Can Hillary Clinton Show That Women Can Run…and Win?

| April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton is the latest of many women who have run for president. In order to inspire more women to run, we have to teach girls and young women this history. More »