Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women's history largely overlooks her.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
Ever heard of Shirley Chisholm? What about Charlene Mitchell and Lenora Fulani? They are among the many African American women who've run for president despite enormous political barriers.
New research shows politicians experience high levels of emotional labour, which not only falls more heavily on women but also impacts their mental wellbeing.
After a year of unrest Chileans voted decisively on Oct. 25 to replace their constitution, a relic of the military dictator Pinochet. Civilians, half of them women, will write the new constitution.
Neither Labor's Annastacia Palaszczuk, nor the Liberal National Party's Deb Frecklington appear to be interested in highlighting the needs and perspectives of women ahead of October 31.
On Oct. 25 Chile will decide whether to replace its dictatorship-era constitution with a new one written wholly by the Chilean people. The vote shows how protests can change the course of a nation.
Researchers posed as constituents and emailed 3,685 legislators in 11 countries in Europe and Latin America to ask for help. Responsiveness varied by gender by up to 13 percentage points.
The seemingly different debate styles of President Trump and Vice President Pence are examples of the same thing, what a political communication scholar calls 'authoritarian white masculinity.'
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Women are increasingly taking more visible senior roles in leadership. This reflects their ability to effectively manage difficult situations, as demonstrated by Chrystia Freeland and Kamala Harris.
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden's pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.
Sexist slandering has been used not just to describe Grace Mugabe, but to denigrate any women who aspire to political positions.
Four decades after Ellen Craig-Jones of Urbancrest, Ohio, became the US's first Black woman mayor, seven of the nation's largest cities are lead by Black women. And what a time to be in charge.
"What would Julia do?" Julia Gillard smashed a glass ceiling as Australia's 27th prime minister. She also transformed the way we talk and think about women in politics.
In Mauritius there's been little change in cultural norms and values to genuinely support gender egalitarianism.
The good news is that one party has more women than men now. The bad news is it's not the party of government.
Scholars say a 'critical mass' of representation is necessary to overcome 'token' status. That's exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
Québec Solidaire politician Catherine Dorion sparked controversy with her garb in the provincial legislature but this issue has caused uproars in parliaments around the world.
New Zealand was the first nation to grant women the vote in 1893, but during the pre-war years enduring prejudice against women in politics outweighed any support for women to stand for parliament