Month: August 2019

Watch out for Abortion….the sleeper issue of the 2020 election cycle
| Aug 20, 2019

  During and in the aftermath of the 1992 presidential election, pundits including Bill Clinton’s lead strategist, James Carville, generally agreed that the key issue in the race was, “the economy, stupid.”  A detailed analysis of the 1992 American National Election Study (ANES), however, showed that in the words of one prominent presidential elections scholar …

Media Round Up: Week of August 11th  
| Aug 16, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Women candidates are constantly asked about their electability. Here are 5 reasons that’s misguided. By Li Zhou, Vox The 2018 elections proved that when women run for …

Men Who Lost – and Then Won – Presidential Elections
| Aug 15, 2019

  There’s been a lot of talk about electability and the Democratic presidential primary. Research shows that 8 in 10 voters reject the idea that the country isn’t ready to elect a female president, but there is still a strong connection between perceived electability and gender. As BLFF’s Amanda Hunter sums it up: “When people …

Equal Pay: From Soccer Stadiums to the Debate Stage
| Aug 13, 2019

  When the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team (USWNT) won the World Cup in July, there were more than just cheers coming from the stand: the crowd chanted “equal pay!” — a reference to the lawsuit women players brought against the US Soccer Federation over gender discrimination. The members of the USWNT aren’t the first …

Media Round Up: Week of August 4th
| Aug 9, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Gender Will Be An Issue For Men As Well As Women In 2020 By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux, FiveThiryEight With six women running for president in the 2020 election, …

How beliefs about gender in America drive perceived electability
| Aug 9, 2019

Michiah Prull, CEO Avalanche Strategy Most candidates, campaigners and pundits have speculated that gender plays a unique roll in electability today. Avalanche’s recent electability research suggests that gender appears to have a greater effect on perceived electability than age, race, ideology, or sexual orientation. The impact of perceived electability can be seen in the gap …

Remembering Toni Morrison
| Aug 6, 2019

  Today the world lost one of its brightest, most powerful voices: Toni Morrison. Morrison’s legacy includes works such as Beloved, Song of Solomon, Jazz, and The Bluest Eye, and accolades including the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom. As a writer, Morrison was known for authentically capturing and …

The Long Road to Suffrage for Black Women in the United States
| Aug 6, 2019

August 6, 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 We often hear the question, “When did women of color, particularly Black women, get the right to vote?” The short answer is that, legally, all women should have gained the right when the 19th Amendment was declared part of the U.S. …

Achieving Parity in Congress – One State at a Time
| Aug 5, 2019

  For the next year we will observe the Suffrage Centennial, or the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution establishing women’s right to vote. However, it is a celebration of political leadership in states as much as it is in Washington, DC, because without them the 19th Amendment might never …

Media Round Up: July Debate Edition
| Aug 2, 2019

  Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up: Debate edition. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week: Having Six Women Running for President Changes Everything By Rachel Thomas, Marie Claire When there is only one woman on the debate stage, she faces …

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