Media Round Up: Week of July 21st


Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up, where we collect and share our favorite gender + politics stories from the week. Here’s what caught our eye this week:

“Likability” ratings in a recent New Hampshire poll show just how tough female candidates have it

By Ella Nilsen, Vox

A study conducted by the Barbara Lee Family Foundation found that 84% of men and 90% of women view likability as a key factor of a candidate’s electability. However, likability is often influenced by gender stereotypes that disadvantage women candidates. Amanda Hunter from the Barbara Lee Family Foundation says, “It comes down to maybe internalized sexism for some people. A lot of voters have a stereotype for how a woman should act.”

You can read the full article here.

Why Elizabeth Warren Says ‘Persist’ Instead of ‘Glass Ceiling’

By Jessica Bennett, New York Times

During her 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton regularly used the phrase “glass ceiling” to describe the barriers women face on the campaign trail. However, the six women 2020 presidential candidates have been changing up their language to describe the challenges they face. Has the phrase become outdated, or are their different motives steering these candidates away?

You can read the full article here.

The Hill’s Latina Leaders to Watch 2019

By The Hill Staff, The Hill

Across the nation, Latina women have been breaking barriers in their state governments. The Hill is highlighting their accomplishments by interviewing these trailblazing Latina women from both sides of the aisle about what drove them to public service.

You can read the full article here.

Yes, the GOP has a woman problem—yes, it can be solved

By Rebecca Schuller, The Hill

Last year, 120 Republican women ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, but 90% of them lost. In fact, the number of Republican women in the U.S. House is the lowest it’s been in 25 years. Rebecca Schuller, the executive director of Winning for Women, believes Republican women have trouble gaining financial support, especially when faced with their party’s conservative views, but also believes this is a problem that can be solved.

You can read the full article here.

Working On A 2020 Presidential Campaign Taught Me The Power Of Speaking Up

By Hannah Cranston, Bustle

Hannah Cranston went from having no experience working on a political campaign to running the social media of former presidential candidate Eric Swalwell. She scored this position due to a daring decision she made to speak up, not knowing whether or not her opinion would be welcome. Cranston says, “The biggest lesson I learned…was that, if you don’t speak up…you’ll always be stuck on the sidelines.”

You can read the full article here.


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