Media Round Up: Week of March 29th

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:

Why This Economic Crisis Differs From the Last One for Women

Alisha Haridasani Gupta, The New York Times

New research indicates that COVID-19’s economic impact will disproportionately affect women who serve on the front lines or lose their jobs because of the economic crash. The good news? The cultural shift to working from home may promote gender equality in the long run. Click to read more about how the virus may affect women.

You can read the full article here.

Everything feels different this Equal Pay Day

Lilly Ledbetter, CNN

Lilly Ledbetter, a notable advocate for equal pay, describes the stress and anxiety many women feel on this Equal Pay Day. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the economic situations of many women who work on the frontlines as grocery store cashiers, childcare workers, and healthcare professionals. Ledbetter writes, “These women face a cruel double-whammy: they’re getting hit by the economic tsunami of the pandemic along with the lost earnings of the gender wage gap that pays them less than men doing the same job.”

You can read the full article here.

How history can bring us hope right now

Marianne Schnall, CNN

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, check out this collection of stories about inspiring women. Authors include Sheryl Sandberg, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Senator Kamala Harris, highlighting trailblazers like Dorothy Parker, Shirley Chisholm, and Angela Davis. Check out the full article to read more about these amazing leaders. You can read the full article here.

You—Yes, You—Need to Make Sure You’re Counted in the 2020 Census

Stacey Abrams, Cosmopolitan

Have you filled out the 2020 Census? In this Cosmo essay, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stresses the importance of being counted. The Census will affect each state’s Congressional reappointment and redistricting, which can have big effects on whether your voice is heard. If you want your fair share of funding and political power, listen up and complete the Census.

You can read the full article here.

How the coronavirus is shaping the 2024 presidential race

David Siders, Politico

2020 isn’t over, but eyes are already on 2024. The coronavirus outbreak has put a spotlight on Democratic governors who are showcasing their management of the crisis. New media attention has boosted these leaders’ favorability polling and national profile, and may result in governors looking like the best candidates in 2024.

You can read the full article here.


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