A Turning Tide
A record-breaking 500 women are currently running for major office in the US, but activists have greeted the so-called ‘year of the woman’ cautiously in a country that lags behind in representation internationally, saying much more needs to be done. Siobhán Brett reports
‘Or, should I say: congresswoman! Let’s get that much out of the way right now,” bellowed the jubilant head of the postal workers’ union. “Congresswoman!” cried a community activist. “I like the way that sounds.”
“Congresswoman?” said the executive director of a union representing non-profit social service, home care and childcare employees. “God bless you and thank you.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, hair resting behind her shoulders, looked up from the notes she was furiously ...