She paved the way
reminds us of Shirley Chisholm's pioneering presidential bid in 1972 and how it set the course for a new kind of politics, including this year's campaign.
This year's mom-voters
Seems like a different set of moms is targeted in every presidential year. This year, according to an analysis by Professor Melissa Deckman on
Presidential Gender Watch 2016
, it's "security moms," reprising the 2004 Bush playbook.
Republican women's dilemma
What to do if you're a loyal Republican woman troubled by your party's presumptive presidential nominee? Michelle Cottle discusses the problem in
In an opinion piece on
New Orleans Times Picayune
online) Jarvis DeBerry laments the "frat house culture" evident in the Louisiana state legislature, which ranks 45
out of the 50 states for its proportion of women. Andrea Dew Steele, in a blog post in
, questions the demonization of political women, using the example of Congresswoman and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
tells us that even women on the US Supreme Court experience frequent interruptions from their male colleagues. And Pakistani women turned to social media, using #trybeatingmelightly to express their fury at a proposal to make wife-beating legal, as reported in
Meet the expert - CAWP's Susan Carroll
focuses on CAWP senior scholar Susan Carroll, a professor of political science at Rutgers and one of the nation's foremost experts on women's political participation.