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Media Round-Up: Week of September 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:   Melinda Gates believes women politicians are the answer to America’s paid leave problem. Samantha Barry, Glamour In an interview with Glamour magazine, philanthropist Melinda Gates urged …

What Is Moving a Historic Number of Women To Register To Vote This Fall?

  After the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision on Dobbs v Jackson, which overturned legal abortion access, a precedent established by Roe v. Wade in 1973, many political analysts and strategists wondered what the impact would be on the electorate, particularly women. And we now have some preliminary answers. In August, Kansas had an abortion …

Media Round-Up: Week of September 20th

  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:   These women could make history in November’s midterms Caroline Vakil, The Hill This November could be a historic midterm election for women candidates. Voters in the …

Honoring Marilyn Loden, Who Coined “The Glass Ceiling”

  Marilyn Loden was a management consultant and author who is credited with coining the phrase “the glass ceiling.” Loden was born in 1946 in New York, and she attended college at Syracuse University in 1968. After college, Loden worked in Human Resources for New York Telephone. In 1978, she was on a panel about …

Media Round-Up: Week of September 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:   A record number of Black candidates for higher offices aim to reshape U.S. politics Tim Craig, Washington Post This fall, a record number of Black peopleare …

Media Round Up: Week of September 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:   U.S. men’s and women’s soccer teams formally sign equal pay agreements Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press On Tuesday, representatives for the women’s and men’s U.S. national …

Sexism Against Women in Power: 3,000 Years and Counting

It’s election season again, when many female candidates face an onslaught of criticism by political opponents, the media, and on social media for their allegedly depraved sex lives, the width of their hips, their unsuitable clothing, the shrillness of their voices, their unlikeability and untrustworthiness, their unfeminine ambitions, and their unruly emotions. These tried-and-true sexist …

Unelected but Powerful Women

Some of the most powerful women in U.S. politics never appeared on a ballot, and, in Lady Bird Johnson’s words, were elected by one person—the President. America’s first ladies from Martha Washington to Dr. Jill Biden often exerted considerable political clout. Their influence was not always known or appreciated. Some employed the “hidden hand,” exerting …

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