Media Round Up: Week of July 7th


Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’ll be collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories, and here’s what caught our eye this week:

2019 Belongs to Shirley Chisholm

Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York Times

Fifty years ago, Shirley Chisholm was sworn in as the first Black woman in Congress. Today, she’s getting the credit she deserves as a trailblazer. To quote Chisholm herself: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is fighting Shirley Chisholm coming through.”

You can read the full article here.

New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president.

By Sam Luks and Brian Schaffner, The Washington Post

More than a quarter of Democratic primary voters score higher than average on a “hostile sexism” scale – how does this effect the “electability” of women candidates?  The authors conclude that overcoming sexism that it may be a hurdle for women candidates as they compete for the Democratic Party’s nomination.

You can read the full article here.

‘It Can’t Be Worse’: How Republican Women Are Trying to Rebuild

By Maggie Astor, The New York Times

In 2018, the number of Republican women sank from 23 representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives to 13. In 2019, there is a surge of Republican women expressing interest in running for office. As Erin Loos Cutraro from She Should Run puts it: “We need you at the table. And if not you, who?”

You can read the full article here.

Black women mayors: A rising force in major American cities

By Janell Ross, NBC News

In 2013, there was only one Black woman leading a major city. Now, for the first time, women of color lead 10 of the nation’s 100 largest cities, serving in many cases as the first female mayors of those communities. Literally changing the face of leadership, one city at a time.

You can read the full article here.

Megan Rapinoe Has Defied — and Redefined — What It Means to Be Patriotic

By Lily Herman, Refinery29

Redefining patriotism? Check. Redefining what an elite athlete looks like? Check. Redefining what it means to be a “woman in power?” Check. Megan Rapinoe really can do it all.

You can read the full article here.

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