KEY FEATURES: A comparative perspective expands students’ awareness of their own intersectional identities and the varying effects of patriarchy on women worldwide. A variety of policy areas highlighted throughout the book illustrates how different theories are applied to real-world situations. Multiple political engagement activities keep students engaged with the content.

History of Women in Politics

History of women in politics

On January 21, 2017, millions of people across the globe gathered to protest in the Women’s Marches; marches were held in over 400 locations in the United States and in more than 150 locations in 81 countries around the world. Wearing pink “pussy” hats and waving creative signs and banners, people gathered to voice their concern about a variety of issues—women’s rights, immigration reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, the environment, and more. Most of all, the protests were a rebuttal to Hillary Clinton’s defeat and Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 United States presidential election, particularly in the aftermath of Trump’s sexist comments about women.

The marches in 2017 and the protest movements that are still active today ...

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