Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. Rankin was not just a fighter for women’s rights. She fought for labor rights. She fought for the poor. She fought for peace. She fought for democratic elections and electoral reform. She saw politics not as a single issue but as a seamless web to give people structural voices and power against the few who rule over the many. She was incorruptible and opened the door for women entering electoral politics.
Despite the obstacles of age, death, and the evolved sound of hip-hop, A Tribe Called Quest boldly re-entered the music world without skipping a beat. We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is a 16-track return to form which proves that the forty-somethings still have rhythm, and that socially conscious hip-hop is alive and well.
Some have branded Le Pen the “French Donald Trump,” which is inaccurate. She has been in politics far longer than President Trump has, and represents a more composed and advanced version of the Trump movement.
Merkel can be accurately pronounced the new and current leader of the free world, even though she’s not completely aligned with traditional liberal values, especially in terms of
The black woman, historically, is not only criminalized for her skin, but for her gender identity. She is dismissed as “too aggressive” and “unintelligent” and then told she isn’t pretty enough.
Tulsi Gabbard is not your
average politician. She doesn’t fit into a specific box designed by corporatists and party-elites. She isn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs.
A socialist city councilwoman from Seattle declares war on both Republicans and Democrats.
If we suppress the urge to hate all things related to Donald Trump, we might find a rejection of
traditional gender roles in Mrs. Trump’s controversial absence, and thus a kernel of justice.
Attorney General Maura Healey is not one to sit back and watch, quietly, like a proper lady. Healey is loud in every way when it comes to fighting for what she believes is right.
Over the course of the next week or so, we will publish articles about key women in modern politics. These articles first appeared in the latest print edition of APR, the cover of which is featured above.