Month: October 2020

Media Round Up: Week of October 18th
| Oct 23, 2020

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: Men and Women Have Never Been More Politically Divided Eric Levitz, The New York Intelligencer This article breaks down the extreme polarity between men and women voters in …

What We Know—and Don’t Know—about Women Voters in 2020
| Oct 22, 2020

In 1996 it was all about “soccer moms.” Then it was “security moms,” and of course in 2008, Sarah Palin and her “hockey moms.” In the leadup to November, “suburban women” have been the buzziest voter category in the political sphere. Pollsters are looking closely at gender differences to see which way women will vote …

Women in Politics and Dangers Online
| Oct 21, 2020

Many say that politics is a blood sport. But very few can argue that there is not a specific violent misogynist vitriol aimed at women online in all aspects of public life, and especially in politics. This was much on display last week following the Vice Presidential debate when Senator Harris was called “ a …

How the Economy Is Coming into Play with Just Weeks until the Election
| Oct 19, 2020

As many Americans know from personal experience, the Covid-19 pandemic and related economic shutdown “tore a hole in the U.S. economy….leaving millions out of work, and threatening to push millions more — particularly women — out of the labor force entirely.” Over recent weeks, debates about the state of the economy, the best measures for …

Media Round Up: Week of October 11th
| Oct 16, 2020

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: The Irony at the Heart of the Amy Coney Barrett Fight Emma Green, The Atlantic  Emma Green discusses Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the Republican Party’s …

The Challenges Facing Women Candidates in 2020
| Oct 15, 2020

As one of my heroes, former Texas Governor Ann Richards of once pointed out, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, just backwards and in high heels. In her recent debate with Mike Pence, Kamala Harris reminded us that in 2020, women candidates – especially Black women – also have to do it with a …

Advantages for Democratic Women in 2020
| Oct 13, 2020

In the years following the 2016 election, more and more women have run for office and been elected at all levels. Some of this can surely be attributed to voters’ negative reactions to the 2016 elections, but some of it also stems from the fact that the vast majority of these women ran with the …

Media Round Up: Week of October 4th
| Oct 9, 2020

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: Representation Roundup: “Words Clinton Could Never Utter, Biden’s Campaign Will Use on T-Shirts” Cynthia Richie Terrell, Ms. Magazine Cynthia Richie Terrell discusses the acrimony of the first 2020 …

The VP Debate: What We Saw
| Oct 8, 2020

In last night’s historic Vice Presidential debate, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris faced off in a much-anticipated event in Salt Lake City. Moderated by Susan Page, Vice President Pence and Senator Harris each advocated for their ticket’s economic plans, crisis management, and efforts to ensure a strong future for the American people. As the first-ever …

Major Milestones and Important Moments on the Debate Stage
| Oct 6, 2020

Kamala Harris will be the third woman and the first woman of color to take to the US Vice Presidential debate main stage when she faces Mike Pence tomorrow in Utah. Here’s a quick overview of some major milestones and important moments that came before tomorrow night’s history-making debate: Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman …

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