Rachel F. Seidman

Stitching together the rise of the recent feminist movement

On the first night of the Democratic presidential candidate debates, as the ten candidates filled the stage one by one, my daughter rolled her eyes. “Sheesh,” she remarked, looking at the row that included Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, “there are only three women up there!” I laughed; the fact that such a number seemed low to her was a refreshing reminder of how far we’ve come and how young women today are growing up with a new sense of what is possible, and indeed, expected for female candidates.

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