Slow progress: The Tipline for 27 October 2021

For the first time in its 87-year history, the Federal Communications Commission is led in a permanent capacity by a woman. Jessica Rosenworcel’s appointment comes 33 years after a female was first put in charge of the Federal Trade Commission – Janet Dempsey Steiger – and almost 20 years after Anne Bingaman became the first woman to lead the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. Perhaps those changes would have occurred sooner had men not monopolised control of the White House.

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