Biden laid out an ambitious agenda to Congress with a historic backdrop.
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Three scholars examine President Biden’s rhetoric, the symbolism and the several ambitious plans he proposed in his first address to Congress.
A silent protest parade in New York City against the East St. Louis riots in 1917.
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From Emmeline Pankhurst’s Women’s Social and Political Union, to Christine Holgate and Brittany Higgins, suffragette white has a long history.
The Fearless Girl statue stands across from the Charging Bull statue in New York’s financial district.
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It’s clear that when girls and young women are at the forefront of major social justice movements, the old structures of patriarchy and misogyny can be challenged and hopefully dismantled.
Joe Biden has more top advisers who are women than any other U.S. president. They include Vice President Kamala Harris and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
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Research shows that when one country – particularly a powerful one – puts more women in power, other nations tend to follow suit.
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority members at a get-out-the-vote event in 2020.
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Members of the nation’s four Black sororities, including Vice President Kamala Harris, commit to lifelong acts of service for their communities.
Senator Bernie Sanders, a strong advocate for the establishment of a public health insurance system in the United States.
From Vice-President Kamala Harris to Senator Bernie Sanders, voices were raised during the campaign for a more accessible US health care system. What can we expect from the Biden administration?
President Biden, 78, is America’s oldest president. His nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, is half his age.
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Millennials and boomers advising Biden can look for common ground on climate change, student loan debt and other key issues.
New research suggests tech firms need to improve how they detect abuse in response to the evolving use of coded language.
Jill Biden holds the Bible as Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2021.
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From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony to the ‘awe’ and ‘restraint’ of the early Christian world, the meaning of ‘religion’ has gone through a long journey.
Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021.
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After four tumultuous years under Donald Trump, Joe Biden becomes president and pledges to advocate for unity and healing.
Joe Biden has cast his campaign to “restore the soul of America” as an antidote to the turmoil of the Trump presidency.
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Joe Biden has said he wants to create a cabinet that “looks like America.” But getting racialized people into powerful positions should be a means to tackle structural inequalities, not a goal in and of itself.
It’s a top government job, but what does being vice president mean?
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The vice president may be second in line for the most powerful job in the nation, but there isn’t necessarily a lot to do besides wait – unless the president wants another adviser.
Children wave American flags before an event with President-elect Joe Biden in November 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
Donald Trump supporters demonstrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2020.
The US Supreme Court now clearly leans towards the Conservatives, but it has not become a political tool in the hands of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
Joe Biden in Atlanta, Georgia, at a rally in support of Democratic senatorial candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
It is often said that Joe Biden’s ability to govern will depend on the outcome of Georgia’s January 5 runoff elections, which determine which party controls the senate. The reality is more nuanced.
United States Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris speaks on Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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Gender parity leads to collaboration and a blending of visions, and paves the way for the adoption of more comprehensive and inclusive solutions than if they’re conceived from only one perspective.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a campaign meeting of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary last February in New Hampshire. AOC and Bernie Sanders embody the left wing of the Democratic Party.
The US electoral system and campaign-funding mechanisms have pushed the Democratic Party toward the center of the political spectrum. But progressive ideas are gaining ground within the party.
Yellen with a few of the boys.
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An analysis of 100 of the most powerful organizations in the world shows women are still struggling to penetrate the deepest corridors of power.
Art featuring the slain Rio politician Marielle Franco, whose 2018 murder remains unsolved.
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The 2018 murder of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco inspired record numbers of Black women to get involved in politics. Winning proved harder – but it isn’t the only point of their campaigns.
There is a renewed discussion about the role of News Corp in Australia. But so far, this is ignoring how the Murdoch press is particularly hostile towards female politicians.