Month: October 2019

UPDATED: Five debates down, seven to go.
| Oct 31, 2019

  This post has been updated ahead of the December debate. As we head into the sixth match-up of the cycle, here’s a look back at what we’ve seen so far, and what we’re looking for later this month… First, some context. Here are some recent posts to help contextualize the debates we’ve seen so …

Scary Stats for Halloween
| Oct 31, 2019

  It’s officially the spookiest day of the year: Halloween. Instead of celebrating with scary movies or ghost stories, we’re diving into one of the scariest topics we know: stats about gender equality. At its current pace, it’s going to take the United States 208 years to close the gender gap. The world average is …

Media Round Up: Week of October 20th  
| Oct 25, 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: An all-female panel will moderate the November Democratic debate By Li Zhou, Vox On Wednesday, MSNBC announced the moderators for the fifth Democratic debate—and none of them …

Why moving on from the “beer test” is good news for women candidates
| Oct 24, 2019

  Contests for one-on-one sit downs with presidential candidates have long been a fundraising tactic for campaigns, and a way to generate buzz. This crop of candidates is no exception: Pizza with Pete; Grab a Beer (or Coffee or Tea or Whatever) With Elizabeth; Win Dinner with President Trump. But it begs the question: do …

Why “Women’s Issues” Is a Misnomer
| Oct 23, 2019

  The race to 2020 has seen a record number of women candidates, women on the debate stage and a DNC rule which requires at least one woman moderator for every primary debate. But, despite these historic accomplishments, “women’s issues” are almost invisible when it comes to the past four debate stages. Perhaps the problem …

Credit where credit is due?
| Oct 22, 2019

  There were many heated exchanges on last week’s debate stage. But one, in particular, stood out to us, and to many women watching across the country, between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. If you were watching, you know the one we’re talking about. If you missed it, you can watch the exchange here: Here’s …

Media Round Up: October Debate Edition
| Oct 18, 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: It’s Time to Start Asking Candidates Better Questions in the Presidential Debates By Stephanie Eckardt, W Magazine This Tuesday, twelve Democratic candidates took to the …

When Losing is Winning: What Returning Female Candidates Gain From Previous Campaigns
| Oct 17, 2019

  What do former candidates Gina Ortiz Jones, Hiral Tipirneni, and Young Kim all have in common? They are women of color making another attempt to win a congressional seat. If elected in 2020, these female candidates (and many others across the nation) will help address the disproportionately low numbers of women of color in …

Gender on the Debate Stage: October Numbers
| Oct 16, 2019

  For a full recap of the October Westerville, Ohio debate numbers, head here. With the addition of Tulsi Gabbard to the list of qualifying candidates, last night’s CNN/NYT Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio featured a record number of female presidential candidates on the same stage.  Gabbard joined eight men and the three other female …

October #DemDebate: Top Tweets
| Oct 16, 2019

  Twelve of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the fourth debate of the 2020 cycle, and as always, the Internet had a lot to say. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite tweets here, enjoy! (And if you’re feeling nostalgic, June, July, and September Tweets are here!) Another fun fact: …

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