Do our leaders reflect the diversity of our people? Insights and analysis on gender and representation in federal positions.

As women enter politics and assume more high-level positions, they face violent and vitriolic backlash to their political participation on gendered grounds.

As Minnesota and the nation reckon with racial injustice, Black women candidates are poised to speak on behalf of communities that are too often neglected, silenced, and ignored.

Despite their reputation for collaboration, on abortion policy, women lawmakers are as divided as the rest of the country.

Seven prominent scholars reflect on the suffrage movement’s unsung heroes, complexities, shortcomings, and enduring impact on American politics.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

Intersections of race and class position people differently in the power-based hierarchy of sex and gender. For the ERA to achieve true equality for women of all races and classes, its implementation must address health disparities and the wage gap.

Equal Rights Amendment protest: three women outdoors in a city plaza holding a sign that reads "Equal rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex."

Constitutional questions persist after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA early in 2020. Can five states legally rescind their earlier ratifications? Does the seven-year ratification deadline set by Congress in 1978 still apply?