Media Round Up: Week of April 26th

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 “woman’s work” of the pandemic

Anna North, Vox

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way Americans live, with the impacts disproportionately falling on women. Many hospitals have been requesting homemade personal protective equipment, work that has overwhelmingly been completed by women. Women are also bearing the brunt of other unpaid household labor, like shopping, cooking, and child care. The good news? The pandemic has the potential to expose them inequalities and create discussions about gender norms.

You can read the full article here.

Democratic Frustration Mounts as Biden Remains Silent on Sexual Assault Allegation

Lisa Lerer and Sydney Ember, The New York Times

Progressive activists and women’s rights advocates are facing difficult decisions as they decide how to handle Joe Biden’s sexual assault allegation. Several groups prepared a public letter pushing the candidate to address the allegation, but have held off on publishing it as they wait for the campaign to make a statement. Now, his lack of response is creating concern within women’s groups.

You can read the full article here.

Where Is America’s Jacinda Ardern? She’s Hiding In Plain Sight.

Julie Kohler, Refinery29

Women across the globe have been drawing headlines for their strong leadership during the COVID-19 crisis. That leadership is present in the U.S. too, and can be seen from Congress to the state legislatures. But, in order to recognize these women as political assets, we need to challenge the gender bias affecting women candidates and encourage more women to run for office.

You can read the full article here.

Oppo dumps and behind-the-scenes lobbying: Biden’s VP search heats up

David Siders, Alex Thompson, and Laura Barrón-López, POLITICO

As the VP selection heats up, Joe Biden’s advisors are torn between a range of possible running mates.  While the decision may not come until June, it’s clear that the campaign has plenty of qualified women ready to accept the position.

You can read the full article here.

‘The Nightmare Scenario’: How Coronavirus Could Make the 2020 Vote a Disaster

Zack Stanton, POLITICO

As the coronavirus continues to affect daily life for Americans, it’s clear that the country may not be prepared for the 2020 elections. In states without widespread absentee ballot systems, large numbers of voters may be disenfranchised because they’re afraid to vote in person. The U.S. Postal Service may not have the capacity to quickly mail ballots to voters, resulting in missing votes and delayed results. Click to read more about how elections may change this fall.

You can read the full article here.


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