Media Round Up: Week of August 30th

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:

We Have Her Back: The Objectification of Women in Politics—and Why it Matters

Claire Gothreau, Ms. Magazine 

In January 2019, right-wing news outlet The Daily Caller published fake revenge-porn photographs of freshman Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The headline read “Here’s the Photo Some People Described As A Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.” That’s just one example of the objectification women in politics are subject to—objectification which has political consequences.

You can read the full article here.

‘We’ vs. ‘Me’: Suffrage centennial exposes vote gap in Black and White women

Errin Haines, The 19th

One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution declared that the right to vote for citizens of the United States “shall not be denied or abridged … on account of sex.” The Amendment and its impact have not had equal impact on women across races.

You can read the full article here.

U.S. House battles in Massachusetts to feature at least one with two women

Amanda Becker, The 19th

Congressional primaries in Massachusetts on Tuesday have added at least one more all-women U.S. House of Representatives race to November’s general election lineup.

You can read the full article here.

Power Shortage

Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Atlantic

“What we think are peaks can turn out to be frustrating plateaus. But they also can be way stations on a higher climb. That’s what I think about when I see young women around the world who have no patience for gradual change and no intention of slowing down. They believe a new world order is not only possible, but necessary and urgent, and they’re absolutely right.”

You can read the full article here.

Rest in Power: Christine Jahnke, Pathbreaking Speech Coach for Women in Politics

Sarah Rosenberg, Ms. Magazine

Christine Jahnke, a communications advisor best known for helping prep women politicians in the Democratic Party to run for office, as well as coaching others in public speaking, died in her Washington state home on Aug. 4, her 57th birthday.

You can read the full article here.

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