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Iowa could send first majority-female delegation to Congress in 2021 as record number of women seek office
Brianne Pfannenstiel / Des Moines Register
This year, seven of Iowa's 10 major-party nominees to seek federal office are women. And in three of five races, both major-party candidates are women. Those numbers effectively guarantee Iowa's congressional delegation will remain at least 50% female and pose the potential for Iowa's first female-majority delegation.
Nicole Hemmer / CNN
"The women who opposed women's right to vote have often been left out of the story of suffrage, not only because they were on the losing side, but also because it's hard to know what to make of them. They're not laughable villains like male anti-suffragists, conspiring to keep women in a state of second-class citizenship while hogging all the rights for themselves."
Rebecca Senior / The Washington Post
Victory, The South, Justice, Liberty, Fame and Glory are some of the names given to women who appear on Confederate monuments across the United States. Sculptors systematized the production of female allegorical figures, dressing them in classical drapery with bare feet or sandals and archaic Greco-Roman hairstyles. These statues were designed to be interpreted as feminine-presenting and racially white.
Where did the pervasive ideology about the speaking styles of men, women, girls, and boys come from? And why does the stereotype of women as the overtalkative and gossipy sex persist , when research suggests this depiction of women’s talk is far from accurate?
Emma Hinchliffe / Work & Stress
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