Media Round Up: Week of January 19th

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:

Can a woman win the presidency? The New York Times picked two.

Maeve Reston, CNN

The New York Times broke with convention and endorsed two candidates: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. While the paper’s decision may not decide who wins the nomination, it is a historic move. The newspaper signed off with words that were once unimaginable: “May the best woman win.”

You can read the full article here.

Why Electing a Female President Is Secondary for Some Women

Lisa Lerer, The New York Times

In interviews with female voters in Iowa this week, Lisa Lerer found the symbolism of breaking what Hillary Clinton called “that highest, hardest glass ceiling” in politics seemed to be less resonant than ever before. Many older voters think that supporting a candidate who can win in the general election is more important than electing a woman. For these concerned voters, gender comes second.

You can read the full article here.

Can a woman win the presidency? Even asking the question discourages women from running.

Lori Poloni-Staudinger and J. Cherie Strachan, The Washington Post

Since 2018, record numbers of women have run for office. Unfortunately, this spike in candidates doesn’t mean the roadblocks to political participation are gone. Research shows that potential women candidates are often not encouraged to run for office, and questioning the ability of women to run reinforces these barriers.

You can read the full article here.

The Supreme Court case that could dismantle Roe v. Wade, explained

Ian Millhiser and Anna North, Vox 

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this spring in June Medical Services v. Gee, a case about restrictions on Louisiana abortion clinics. This could be a chance for the Court to revisit Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that established Americans’ right to an abortion. This issue remains important to voters, so keep an eye on this Supreme Court case in 2020.

You can read the full article here.

Exclusive poll: Women lock in on 2020

Alexi McCammond, Axios

Our new survey shows that the 2016 elections sparked a new moment for women in politics, with more women voting and running for office than in previous cycles. In fact, data shows that women actively encouraged friends and family to get involved in the past few years. The best news? There’s no sign of stopping in the 2020 cycle.

Read the full article here.


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