The big picture: The 2018 midterms were a sign of the political power women harnessed after #MeToo. Women helped the Democratic Party take back the House in 2018 by running in red and purple districts and showing up in droves as voters.
And don’t forget that an allegation of rape against President Trump, by the writer E. Jean Carroll, was published the week before the first Democratic debate in Miami.
Yet women’s issues have so far taken a back seat to others, from health care to climate change and immigration, and to the candidates’ fights with each other.
For the most part, the debate moderators haven’t even been asking about these issues, from sexual harassment policies to paid family leave.