Media Round-Up: Week of July 10th

BLFF Team | Jul 15, 2022


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:


Is the word ‘women’ being erased from the abortion rights movement?

Matt Lavietes, NBC News

The overturning of Roe v. Wade has sparked much debate over inclusion within the abortion rights movement. For example, instead of “pregnant women” and “breastfeeding,” some abortions rights activists suggest using “pregnant people” and “chestfeeding” to be more inclusive of people that can get pregnant, but don’t identify as women. Organizations like Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, and lawmakers like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have shifted their messaging to be more LGBTQ-inclusive.

Read the full story here.


Cost-of-living crisis to hit women hardest, report says

Associated Press

On Wednesday, the World Economic Forum reported that the cost-of-living crisis will hit women the hardest. The cost-of-living crisis is in part due to the record increase of fuel and food prices, and it’s effect on women will contribute to the widening gender gap in the global workforce. The World Economic Forum now estimates that it will take the world 132 years to reach gender parity, which includes: salaries and economic opportunity, education, health, and political empowerment.

Read the full story here.


Wisconsin is changing 28 place names that slur Indigenous women. Here’s where they are and what the new names might be.

Frank Vaisvilas, Green Bay Press Gazette

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are working together to change the names of 28 places in Wisconsin that have been deemed derogatory by Indigenous women. U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland signed a directive recently that declared a term that was used to name some places in Wisconsin by white settlers as derogatory, and instituted the plan mentioned above to replace the names. Most of the places experiencing the name changes are bodies of water, such as rivers, lakes, and creeks.

Read the full story here.


Biden administration clarifies that pregnant people can receive abortions for emergency care

Candice Norwood, The 19th*

Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order, “…which mentioned updating emergency care guidance, in addition to expanding access to medication abortion and education about other legal abortion services,” in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade (1973). A letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra clarified that, “…abortion can be considered a stabilizing treatment in a medical emergency, and that this mandate supersedes any state abortion restrictions throughout the country.” The basis of this executive order is the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), passed by Congress in 1986.

Read the full story here.





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