Media Round-Up: Week of March 13th

BLFF Team | Mar 18, 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:


Sara Jacobs, California Congresswoman, Talks Sexism and Ageism in Politics

Elizabeth Djinis, Teen Vogue

In an interview with Teen Vogue, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs speaks about her experience as the third youngest member of Congress. Recently, Congresswoman Jacobs was on a virtual call with other members of Congress and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussing the war in Ukraine. When the Ukrainian president posted a picture of the virtual meeting on Twitter, multiple commenters assumed that Congresswoman Jacobs was either a relative of another Congress member on the call, or an intern.  Congresswoman Jacobs describes this experience as routine since joining Congress.

Read the full story here.


Biden argues gender equality benefits everybody to mark Women’s History Month

Alex Gangitano, The Hill

Last Tuesday, President Biden honored Women’s History Month with an event at the White House, promoting gender equity and equal pay. President Biden emphasized that gender equity isn’t just a woman’s issue, and that it benefits everyone. At the event, President Biden honored multiple women within his administration as well as the U.S. women’s soccer team. President Biden plans on signing an executive order on pay equity and transparency for federal contractors.

Read the full story here.


Women Are Suffering From An ‘Exhaustion Gap’ According To New Study

Kim Elsesser, Forbes

Studies done by Berlin Cameron, Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play, and Kantar show that women across the U.S. and U.K. are suffering from extreme exhaustion. Out of the 1,000 people surveyed, 68% of women had experienced burnout within the past seven days, compared to 50% of men reporting the same. Experts suggest that the pandemic exacerbated these burnout symptoms in women, as well as feelings of isolation, with many women reporting more exhaustion and less motivation than their male counterparts..

Read the full story here.


Black women’s qualifications have long been questioned. Ketanji Brown Jackson’s allies were prepared.

Candice Norwood, The 19th*

When President Joe Biden announced that his Supreme Court nominee would be a Black woman, he was met with waves of criticism regarding his future pick’s qualifications. Multiple critics asked the following questions: “Is she even qualified for this position? Are her views too radical? Is she too angry? Does her race make her biased?” Anticipating a wave of backlash, the White House and groups supporting the nomination prepared lines of defense for the Supreme Court nominee pick.

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