Month: November 2019

5 Shirley Chisholm Quotes that Will Inspire and Empower You
| Nov 30, 2019

  Born in 1924, Shirley Chisholm was many things: nursery school teacher; author; the first Black Congresswoman; and in 1972, perhaps most impressively, the first Black major-party candidate to run for President of the United States (although she had to fight to be included in the primary debates!). On what would have been Chisholm’s 95th …

Gender bias at Thanksgiving? Use our Research!
| Nov 26, 2019

  Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season and all that entails: good food, visiting family and friends, and the inevitable arguments over politics. How are we supposed to enjoy our turkey while navigating “an emotional minefield hiding underneath a kitschy tablecloth”? Gun control, healthcare, taxes, and immigration were all on people’s minds last Thanksgiving, …

We All Have a Responsibility to Ensure Women Candidates Receive the Coverage They Deserve
| Nov 25, 2019

  In a 13-paragraph article published on June 28, 1924 on Lena Jones Spring – the first woman placed in nomination for Vice President by a major party – the New York Times called her the “handsomest in the convention,” commented that she didn’t look old enough to meet the Constitutional age requirement, and compared …

Media Round Up: November Debate Edition
| Nov 22, 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: Four Seasoned Journalists Will Moderate Tonight’s Presidential Debate—They Happen to Be Women By Mattie Kahn, Glamour Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Ashley Parker, and Kristen Welker …

Gender on the Debate Stage: November Numbers
| Nov 21, 2019

  For a full recap of the November Atlanta, Georgia debate numbers, head here. After six debate nights, produced by seven news organizations, with a total of 602 questions, it finally happened!  It took a debate moderated by four female journalists to ask more than two unique questions related to issues central to the lives …

November #DemDebate Top Tweets
| Nov 21, 2019

  Ten of the Democratic candidates for President faced off last night in the fifth debate of the 2020 cycle and the Internet had a lot to say. Here are some of our favorite tweets from the night: We weren’t the only ones excited to see so many women participating – in the moderator’s chairs …

November Debate: What We Saw
| Nov 21, 2019

  The fifth Democratic debate featured ten candidates, four of whom were women, and four debate moderators, all of whom were women. Between the moderators’ chairs and the stage, women made up more than half of the participants in last night’s conversation, breaking yet another gender parity record this presidential primary season. The Barbara Lee …

Reminder: Women are not a monolith 
| Nov 19, 2019

  As we gear up to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020 and see a record number of women running for president, this feels like a good time to remind everyone: Women voters won’t support a woman candidate just because she’s a woman. Research from the Women & Politics Institute at American University finds that the gender of the candidate …

Media Round Up: Week of November 10th
| Nov 15, 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: Politics is finally a coed sport. So, what rules apply? By Ruth Marcus, Washington Post From likability and electability to exploitation online, we are at a unique …

What to Watch For: The Fifth Democratic Primary Debate
| Nov 14, 2019

  Next week’s Democratic primary debate will be held in Atlanta, GA, and will feature 10 candidates. As we head into the fifth democratic primary debate of the cycle, here’s what I’ll be looking for: All women moderators. Last month MSNBC and the Washington Post announced that the November debate will be moderated by four …

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