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Episode 5: The Original Nasty Woman
Jeannette Rankin had a belief: That women were essential to the health of our democracy. She became the first woman elected to Congress over a century ago. Now, Kathleen Williams is vying to follow in her footsteps. Plus, what if we filled all 435 seats in the House with women? Would it make a difference? The United States of Anxiety is supported in part by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Additional support for WNYCâ€™s election coverage is provided by Emerson Collective, The New York Community Trust, and New York Public Radio Trustee Dr. Mary White. Loading...
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#53: The First Queer Woman in Congress
Note: As we were setting this episode to "publish," news came down about the Trump administrationâ€™s push to narrow the definition of gender and essentially erasing trans people. Itâ€™s fucked up. We are currently working on an episode about trans rights and how scarily precarious they are. Stay tuned and take care of yourselves (and each other). The first woman ever elected to Congress was queer. So why isn't that ever really mentioned anywhere?Â This week, we're featuring an episode of WNYC's The United States of Anxiety, hosted by Nancy favorite Kai Wright. â€”Â Kai Wright is the host of The United States of Anxiety. â€”Â Mara SilversÂ is a producer in the WNYC newsroom. If you want to join our "I've Been Meaning To Tell You..." Project, head to nancypodcast.org/tell. Support our work! Become a Nancy member today at nancypodcast.org/donate.