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Female senators reflect on breaking into the boys’ club: “It has been 86 years since Hattie Wyatt Caraway of Arkansas became the first woman elected to the United States Senate, and women remain woefully underrepresented in the chamber.” (The New York Times)

Cleo Wade is everybody’s BFF: “I connect with my audience because I start with where they are in life, and I just try to walk with them. I want you to rip out pages and put them on your fridge.” (The New York Times)

Women, critics, and what it means to be Sharp: “That these women achieved what they did in the 20th century only makes them more remarkable. They came up in a world that was not eager to hear women’s opinions about anything.” (The Cut)

A small kindness I’ll never forget: “I find the small kindnesses in life to be the most poignant because they are not expected. There is no obligation by the giver. They may not even know you. But in that moment, they mean everything.” (Cup of Jo)

What #MeToo means to teenagers: “Experts say today’s murky consent culture prevails in adulthood because these behaviors aren’t being addressed in childhood — a pivotal time when kids are learning social norms and developing their sense of identity.” (The New York Times)

A (now formally recognized) Shero at the age of 56: “Everybody just was applauding. I’m just telling you they were just applauding. It was amazing that we made it to the ground." (The Washington Post

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