Media Round Up: Week of February 9th


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:

What Went Down In The New Hampshire Primary


This week in the New Hampshire primary, Sanders, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar put up strong showings, while Warren and Biden fell behind. Women were 58% of the primary voters, and threw their support behind Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Sanders. Exit polls show healthcare was the top concern, followed by climate change, and income inequality. Click to read more about NH’s results– and what they mean for the rest of the race.

You can read the full article here.

Is America Ready for a Frank Discussion About Skincare?

Joanna Weiss, Politico

This election cycle, Cosmopolitan has invited every presidential candidate for an interview with the editor. One unusual question? “What is your skincare routine?” The question has prompted a few viral answers, but what’s most notable is the fact that women candidates answered at all. Women politicians used to avoid talking about their personal lives, but the Barbara Lee Family Foundation finds that it may actually help women. Their guide to elected office says that by sharing the personal, “women are able to show they are in touch with voters’ lives.”

You can read the full article here.

What Klobmentum says about women running for president

Anna North, Vox

Recently, Amy Klobuchar has started pointing out sexism on the campaign trail. She has repeatedly called out Pete Buttigieg while highlighting her own credentials, saying women are held to a higher standard than white men. Read more to find out about how Klobuchar has been standing up to sexism – and how it will affect her if she becomes a frontrunner.

You can read the full article here.

Ex-Obama political veterans work to bring racial diversity to 2020 campaigns

Janell Ross, NBC News

A group of Obama campaign veterans have founded a new organization that works to train progressive campaign workers. Arena tries to bring a diverse group of people into politics, equipping them with the skills to lead the 2020 presidential campaigns – which are becoming increasingly whiter as candidates of color drop out. Read more to hear about the young people impacting the 2020 election.

You can read the full article here.

U.S. House removes ERA ratification deadline, one obstacle to enactment

Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post

The Equal Rights Amendment is one step closer to becoming part of the Constitution. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove a 1982 deadline for ratification by the states. This comes after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the ERA last month. The issue now moves to the Senate, where it will face challenges from conservatives who fear it will enshrine abortion protections. While roadblocks are ahead, this may be the first step to guaranteeing equal legal rights between the genders.

You can read the full article here.


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