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Media Round Up: Week of July 25th

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 Midterms Will be Crucial for Women. Why Are So Many Disengaged? Katelyn Fossett, Politico Between the disproportionate impact of job losses due to Covid falling to women, …

Women Make History as Nominees for United States Attorney—Why it Matters

  On July 26, the Biden administration announced eight nominations for United States Attorney positions, including three women who will make history: Rachael Rollins, the district attorney in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, who would be the first Black woman to serve as U.S. attorney in that state, Trini Ross, a veteran federal prosecutor, who would be …

Women Governors in the United States: Part II

  As we look ahead to the 2022 election season, Gender on the Ballot is zeroing in on women governors. Our first post in this series celebrated the women who blazed a trail to the governor’s office, and coming up we will look at the challenges and opportunities that face women when they run to …

Media Round Up: Week of July 18th

  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: More than a laugh: Kamala Harris’ is a sound check for a divided country Noah Bierman, LA Times From former President Trump making fun of it, to …

Media Round Up: Week of July 11th

  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: ‘We’re going to run this city!’ Majority of NYC city council likely to be women Henry Rosoff, PIX11 News The incoming class of New York City’s Councilmembers …

Women Governors in the United States: Part I

  Although it may feel like 2020 just ended, we are already halfway to 2022—a year that will bring the next major wave of elections across the country. Included among those elections will be at least two of the country’s eight women governors: Kay Ivey of Alabama and Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico have …

Media Round Up: Week of July 4th

  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:   Kamala Harris isn’t getting any honeymoon, and some Democrats are fretting Noah Bierman, LA Times Vice President Kamala Harris has been the subject of critical media …

Naomi Osaka’s Refusal to Talk to the Media Raises Similar Issues Faced by Women Candidates

  Naomi Osaka recently dropped out of the French Open because she did not want to attend required news conferences, due to concerns about her mental health. As I read Osaka’s news, I thought about the impact of the media on women in politics, and whether it is causing qualified candidates – especially women of …

Breaking Barriers Often Comes with Increased Scrutiny

  When Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President in January 2021, people all over the world—including us— celebrated the historic moment. Although as Vice President Harris has shattered stereotypes and changed the face of politics, we also knew from our decades of research that she would be held to a different and higher …

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