Media Round Up: Week of August 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:

A Flash Point for Women in Politics

By Lisa Lerer, New York Times

New polling gives us a unique look at how women are shaping the political landscape — and how politics is shaping women’s lives. Tresa Undem, who conducted the poll, said she’s started seeing women take a more assertive position on issues of equality: “In my view, we are in the midst of a massive women’s movement.”

You can read the full article here.

A Nation of Pundits

By Russell Berman, The Atlantic

It feels like electability is all anyone is talking about this election, and, when talking to voters in New Hampshire, it seems like “electability voters” are now driving the Democratic primary. As Michiah Prull, Avalanche Strategy’s CEO, put it: “You have a lot of Democrats questioning what it takes to win in America, and whether a female candidate can win.”

You can read the full article here.

ABC News announces details for 3rd Democratic primary debate

By Kendall Karson, ABC News

According to a study by Time’s Up, out of 132 presidential primary debates from 1996 to 2016, only 8% included a Black woman moderator and only 6% had a Latina moderator. In the September presidential primary debate, ABC News Correspondent Linsey Davis will be the first woman of color to moderate a debate this cycle.

You can read the full article here.

‘It is about f—ing time’: Women break into top ranks of 2020 campaigns

By Natasha Korecki and Maya King, POLITICO

The six women running for president have filled nearly 60% of their senior leadership with women. The trend extends to the three top-polling male candidates. It’s about time, indeed – especially since BLFF research show that campaigns are stronger when there is gender diversity!

You can read the full article here.

What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates?

By Astead Herndon, New York Times

You can tell a lot about a candidate when you listen to their rally playlist: “The music is selected to reflect their values, their political messages, their ‘real’ selves.” Be sure to read this article with your sound on!

You can read the full article here.


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