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Media Round-Up: Week of May 22nd

  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:   Black women candidates in NC poised to make history, but supporters say help is needed Dawn Baumgartner Waughan, The News & Observer North Carolina is on …

AANHPI Women Mayors You Should Know About

Out of the 100 largest cities in the United State, only six AANHPI women have ever been mayor, with four of them currently serving today. As we continue to celebrate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, BLFF would like to highlight historic AANHPI women mayors you should know about.   Eunice Sato Eunice …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 15th

  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:   Three women make history in race for Oregon governor Galen Ettlin, KGW Staff Last Tuesday, history was made in Oregon with three women on the ballot …

Justice Alito’s Leaked Draft Decision and Women’s Rights as Citizens

  Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization suggests that the Supreme Court is set to fully overturn the current judicial precedent established in Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992). That precedent has upheld a woman’s right to access abortion services until about 24 weeks of gestation. For …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 8th

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 on the ballot: Emerge Maryland sees jump in candidates this year Elizabeth Shwe, WTOP News Emerge Maryland, a training program for Democratic women, has seen an …

Women Candidates Are Becoming the Norm—But Gender Bias Hasn’t Disappeared from Politics

  Last year, my local Boston political climate experienced a major paradigm shift—in a city that exclusively had white male Mayors since its founding, four women of color led the race for Mayor. Mayor Michelle Wu is now the first woman, first person of color, first Millennial, first daughter of immigrants, and first mom to …

Media Round-Up: Week of May 1st

  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 19th Explains: The governor’s races we’re watching in 2022 Barbara Rodriguez, The 19th*    Thirty-six states are holding gubernatorial elections this year, and about one-third …

What Candidates Need to Know About Women 50+

  While much of life is returning to some semblance of “normal,” the economic stresses and strains that we’ve been grappling with since 2020 continue. These challenges are particularly acute for women age 50 and over. For example, AARP research last year found that about 40% of working women 50+ had experienced at least one job interruption …

Media Round-Up: Week of April 24th

  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:   From The First Lady, Gaslit to Anatomy of a Scandal, women in US politics are stepping out of their shadows Archita Kashyap, First Post    In …

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