Author: Stephanie Knapp

Women Candidates & the Midterms: What We Know So Far
| Nov 9, 2022

Our team here at GOTB stayed up late and got up early to track the outcome of consequential races for women candidates this election! While a number of races are still undecided, there are some important milestones to mark already. Watch a recap of gender-lens analysis from our panel of experts–Atima Omara, Christine Matthews, Mabinty …

New AARP Poll: Women 50+ Are Energized To Vote…and Still Making Up Their Minds
| Oct 7, 2022

With just weeks left until the midterm elections, AARP has just released poll results from the latest in our She’s the Difference research series conducted in partnership with pollsters Celinda Lake, Christine Matthews, Kristen Soltis Anderson, and Margie Omero. In short, women 50+ – the biggest bloc of swing voters – are energized to vote in November, …

Media Round-Up: Week of September 11th
| Sep 16, 2022

  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
| Sep 9, 2022

  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
| Sep 8, 2022

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
| Sep 7, 2022

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 …

Navigating A Patchwork Post-Roe World: Part II
| Aug 24, 2022

This is Part II in our two-part series on the basics of the post-Roe landscape. Read Part I here. The Kansas Constitutional Amendment Vote: On August 2, 2022, Kansas voters rejected (59% to 41%) a proposal for a state constitutional amendment that would have eliminated the right to an abortion as decided by the state …

Navigating A Patchwork Post-Roe World: Part I
| Aug 22, 2022

  Nearly two months after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, there seem to be far more questions than answers. An unstable political scene, coupled with a highly nuanced, complex legal landscape makes identifying relevant information nearly impossible. In an effort to make civics accessible to all, we are providing a short series of posts …

Pride and Politics: Elected Officials Who Broke the Rainbow Ceiling
| Jun 1, 2022

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month–a necessary time to reflect on LGBTQ+ leaders’ impact on American politics and government. While much progress has been made toward achieving more diverse representation across local, state, and federal elected offices since Harvey Milk won a seat on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors in 1977 …

Portrait of young African-American woman wearing mask putting vote bulletin in ballot box and looking at camera while standing against American flag
The Lay of the Land for Women Voters in 2022
| Apr 18, 2022

Cancelled concerts. The first day of Zoom school. FaceTime with friends. We all remember the surreal and frightening early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the two years and one month since our country went into a state of emergency, almost one million American lives have been lost to the virus. Many of the financial …

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