Two African American women will face off in April for the right to become Chicago's 45th mayor after advancing in Tuesday's primary election. The winner will become Chicago's second-ever woman mayor, its second-ever elected African American mayor and the first African American woman to serve as mayor.
Many of the women used one word to describe the culture of harassment in their state capitols: pervasive. And even though about half of the country’s state legislatures either have training programs or laws and policies meant to prevent, report and punish sexual harassment, many women say they feel like their complaints are never addressed or they are pressured to keep quiet in a male-dominated environment where retribution and retaliation are common.