Media Round Up: Week of February 23rd

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:

5 key moments from South Carolina’s otherwise very messy Democratic debate

Emily Stewart, Li Zhou, German Lopez, and Alex Ward, Vox

The stakes were high at Tuesday’s Democratic debate, the last before Super Tuesday. Want to see how the candidates fared? Check out these highlights from Vox.

You can read the full article here.

Could 2020 Be The Year Of The Successful Angry Woman?

Tanya Tarr, Forbes

When it comes to women politicians showing emotion, there has always been a double standard. BLFF’S Amanda Hunter says being called angry is “a tried-and-true attack on women candidates, which plays into the stereotype that women are ‘too emotional’ for politics.” But, passionate debate performances by Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar may be challenging this norm, proving “angry women” are electable.

You can read the full article here.

I Spent Hours Talking to Victims. These Verdicts Will Give Them Hope.

Deborah Tuerkheimer, The New York Times

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty on two counts of predatory sexual assault. The film producer was accused of rape and sexual abuse by over eighty women. As the first major prosecution of the #MeToo movement, the outcome sends a signal that victims of sexual assault are beginning to get justice.

You can read the full article here.

Klobuchar and Warren are shattering the expectations of female candidates

Karen Tumulty, The Washington Post

For decades, women candidates had to navigate sexist double standards about their behavior. Women need to be tough but likeable, strong but not pushy, kind but not weak. In the past Democratic debates, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar have worked to cast aside this “ethical pedestal.” Amanda Hunter says that recently, women have run “as their authentic selves, rather than trying to fit into a template designed for men.”

You can read the full article here.

On the Trail of America’s First Women to Vote

Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times

For three decades after the American Revolution, the women of New Jersey were able to vote. The “New Jersey exception” baffled historians, unsure how significant the loophole really was. But new research shows that women really did turn out in large numbers. On the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving some women the right to vote, read more about some of the first American women able to participate in politics.

You can read the full article here.


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