Media Round-Up: Week of July 24th

BLFF Team | Jul 29, 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:


Roe’s reversal has put Brown v. Board in focus. Women played key roles in that case, too.

Nadra Nittle, The 19th*

In post-Roe v. Wade America, many wonder if other Supreme Court cases could be changed as well. Cheryl Brown Hendersonfears for the overturning of the Supreme Court Case involving her family: Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Although it was Oliver Brown’s name on the docket, many women were involved in helping this eventual Supreme Court case come to fruition. Lucinda Todd, a Topeka, Kansas NAACP secretary, helped develop the idea for the lawsuit and 12 of the original plaintiffs were mothers.

Read the full story here.


On this day in history, Wyoming Territory formed, proved global leader for women’s suffrage

Kerry J. Byrne, Fox News


On July 25th, 1868, the Wyoming Territory was formed in the United States; the following year, it became the first state or territory in the country to grant women the right to vote. According to the Wyoming State Library, on September 6, 1870, Louisa Swain of Laramie cast the first documented vote by a woman in the United States. In addition to this, there were several other firsts for women in the Wyoming territory including: the first female justice of the peace in the United States, the first female bailiff in the nation, and the first women to serve on a jury, all in 1870.

Read the full story here.


A new push to combat harassment of Black candidates and staff

Melissa Santos, Axios

After a campaign field director representing Rep. April Berg (D-Mill Creek) was harassed on video, and a legislative candidate reported being shot with a BB gun, state political leaders are discussing how to protect Black candidates and staff. The new protocols for tracking the online harassment of Black candidates includes a better system for reporting and tracking incidents, and having staff follow precautions like going out in pairs.

Read the full story here.


Hulu reverses policy, will use cable standards for political ads

Michael Scherer and John Wagner, Washington Post

On Wednesday, Hulu announced that it will begin accepting political ads with the same standards that the company uses for its cable networks. This announcement comes after Democratic groups pushed against the streaming service for rejecting ads on abortion and gun control. In the statement announcing the change, Hulu also said that while a variety of political ads will now stream on the service, the company still reserves the right to request edits or changes.

Read the full story here.




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