Is the Content of One’s Character Enough?: How Misogyny and Racism Challenge Representational Democracy

Kirsten Gillibrand is one of the strongest proponents for having women represent their own interests. flickr.com

In the first round of Democratic primary debates, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke up strongly not just in favor of women’s democratic rights but in favor of the necessity of having women representing themselves both on the political stage and in the proverbial political back room in advocating for their own…