She's Running! Women in Politics, Tipping Back the Balance of Power
1992 was hailed as the "Year of the Woman" for the record number of female candidates elected to national office. Today, a wave of women candidates, many inspired by the results of the 2016 election and emboldened by the #MeToo movement, may help Democrats retake the White House. On The Takeaway, Fridays, we look back at the institutional forces that kept women from political representation for centuries and the burgeoning efforts to tip back the balance of power.