Media Round-Up: Week of June 18th


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


AI More Likely to Replace Jobs Held by Women. Here’s Why

Matt Gonzales, SHRM

In a report conducted by Revelio Labs, jobs predominantly held by women are most at risk of being replaced by AI. Some of these job positions include bill and account collectors, payroll and timekeeping clerks, executive secretaries, word processors and typists, and accounting specialists. Experts say that AI itself is not programmed to be more inclined to replace workers based on gender, however historic gender-related trends in the job market play a factor. In May, AI contributed to nearly 4,000 workers losing their jobs, making it the seventh-highest contributor to employment losses in May.

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White House plans high-profile events around anniversary of overturning Roe v. Wade

Monica Alba and Mike Memoli, NBC News

To mark the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the White House will host a series of high-profile events. In addition to that, President Biden and Vice President Harris will join the Democratic National Committee for an event in Washington on Friday in conjunction with Emily’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, three of the nation’s largest reproductive rights groups. On Tuesday, First Lady Jill Biden hosted a roundtable discussion for women who have been denied medical care post-Roe. The White House’s week of events will end with a major speech by Vice President Harris on Saturday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The 19th’s fellows reflect on the meaning of freedom in honor of Juneteenth

Rebekah BarberKatherine GilyardDaja E. Henry, Ashaki “Nzingha” Thompson-Hall, The 19th*

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared all enslaved people within the confederacy were free. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger and his Union troops rode to Galveston, Texas to enforce the freedom declared by the document two years earlier. The next year, the commemoration of the day in Galveston, Texas had been dubbed “Juneteenth.” In 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making Juneteenth a federal holiday after years of efforts from people like Lula Briggs Galloway and Opal Lee. The celebration of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, started with small gatherings in Texas, but has now evolved into an annual honoring of Black Americans throughout the country. This year, The 19th*’s fellows reflect on the meaning of Juneteenth, freedom, and remembrance.

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‘Lay off’: Criticism of Feinstein strikes particular nerve with women of the Senate

Tal Kopan, Boston Globe

Senator Dianne Feinstein, who turned 90 yesterday, has faced calls to resign from her position both inside and outside the Capitol after a long absence due to a sickness. Feinstein returned to the Senate in May, and has been working in a limited capacity, using a wheelchair pushed by her staff. Some of her fellow women senators have a spirited defense of Feinstein, for what they see as sexism and a double standard in a political system dominated by men. The debate over Feinstein’s retirement has a multitude of layers like questions about the Senate’s long history as overwhelmingly white, male, and elderly as well as a different media landscape.

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Delaware’s Only House Member Enters Senate Race, Becoming Instant Favorite

Luke Broadwater, New York Times

On Wednesday, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) announced her campaign for the Delaware Senate seat that will become vacant by Senator Thomas R. Carper. Blunt Rochester’s announcement makes her the third Black woman to enter the 2024 Senate race and would make her the third Black woman in U.S. history to win an election for the Senate if successful. Blunt Rochester is the only member of the House in Delaware and is a close ally of President Joe Biden. Her campaign video includes her commitment to her faith, overcoming the premature death of her husband, and experience during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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