Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys garnered national attention with her first campaign video, “Our Girls.” In the clip, Roys breastfeeds her daughter while speaking about...
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11 women candidates – 6 (6D) for the U.S. House and 5 (2D, 3R) for statewide executive offices – secured nominations to compete in November’s...
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“Predictions of a wave of women overtaking Congress may still be premature, but one thing is indisputable: like 2016, the 2018 campaign is already dramatically changing the conversation about gender in American politics.”
Barbara Lee & Debbie Walsh, Gender Watch 2018
Melissa Deckman (Washington College) said she’s found that conservative women generally fall into two camps on feminism: those who believe liberals have ‘hijacked’ feminism and now want to ‘take back’ women’s empowerment, and those who avoid the issue entirely because many people associate feminism with liberalism.”
“Gender matters to more voters this year, but it matters in different ways to different voters, and candidates have to navigate that.”
Erin Cassese, West Virginia University
“[Stacey Abrams is] not changing the ways she experiences black womanhood in order to run for office. She has natural hair. This is her walk. This is who she is.”
Wendy Smooth, The Ohio State University
“You might want to believe that gender doesn’t play a role in a given race, [but] gender is always at play. It’s been at play in male-only races for centuries. It’s not a question of whether gender is playing a role, it’s what role is gender playing.”
Kelly Dittmar, Center for American Women and Politics