A society that fails to harness the energy and creativity of its women is at a huge disadvantage and this is especially true in the modern world. And yet, with the rising threats against lawmakers women in Congress feel hounded and singled out with some upset that very little is being done to put an end to the trend. This article by Sophia Cai and Andrew Solender is published by Axios. Here is an excerpt:
Women in Congress feel besieged and singled-out amid surging threats against lawmakers at all levels, with some frustrated more hasn’t been done to halt the trend.
Why it matters: As record numbers of American women are being elected to public office, their growing political power is being met with death and rape threats, sexist and racist abuse and online disinformation. Collectively, it’s discouraged women from running for office.
- The recent salvos against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) are just the latest example.
Continue reading here.