A century removed from the election of the first U.S. congresswoman, and moments away from the defeat of the first woman nominee from a major party for president, Montana State University Billings will convene a discussion on the next chapter of history for women in American politics.  The university will hold a forum today after a showing of the documentary “Makers: Women in Politics.”
The film presents the history of gender roles in politics and how they’ve changed over the years.  It’s part of a larger series about women in different sectors — Hollywood, business, comedy and others.  Wednesday’s discussion will also be an opportunity to discuss the latest installment of that history.  How much will Hillary Clinton’s gender have affected the outcome?  The Women’s and Gender Studies Center will host a discussion to follow the documentary, led by Sam Boerboom, assistant professor of communication and theater.