Media Round Up: Week of October 27th


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:

What the Katie Hill story means for young women in public life

By Anna North, Vox

Last week, Representative Katie Hill was accused of having sexual relationships with a campaign aide as well as with one of her congressional staff. This week, she resigned. While we’ll leave you to contemplate the ethics of her case, we’d like to turn your attention to how she was portrayed in the media and what this means for women candidates moving forward. Anna North writes, “Many fear that what happened to Hill could discourage other women…from seeking careers in the public eye.”

You can read the full article here.

These Candidates are Proof: Investing in Women Who Run for State and Local Office Pays Off

By A’Shanti Gholar, Ms. Magazine

2018 was a big year for women candidates at all levels of government, but so far, the most attention has been paid to their gains at the federal level. However, 2000 women were elected to their state legislatures, and that deserves attention too. A’Shanti Gholar says, “State and local offices shape the entire landscape of this country. They should not be taken for granted, and neither should the women hoping to hold them.”

You can read the full article here.

Women are more likely than men to leave politics after an early loss

By Evelyn Iritani, Quartz

After women candidates lose an election, they are discouraged from running again—but for all the wrong reasons. Melanie Wasserman explains, “Voters may penalize novice female candidates…leading aspiring female politicians to believe their chances of winning are lower than their male counterparts.” However, if they were to run again, they might find their chances increase.

You can read the full article here.

The Women Changing Presidential Campaigns from the Inside

By Caitlin Moscatello, Glamour

Lately, the women fronting the Democratic presidential campaigns have been getting some well-deserved recognition. After all, they too are changing the landscapes of politics. Luckily, this week Caitlin Moscatello has blessed us with another introduction to these women. Take a look at her interview to get a glimpse of how they’re changing the presidential campaigns and their fight to make their presence the “new normal.”

You can read the full article here.

Behind Trump’s 2020 fight: Women trying to rescue an underwater president

By Gabby Orr, Politico

It’s not just Democrats that are hiring more women on their campaigns, but Republicans too. Out of the 26 senior staffers working on Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, 13 are women—a marked increase from 2016. Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for this 2020 campaign, says, “It’s a huge advantage having women on the campaign and women in all stages of life. We help bring a varied perspective to the issues.”

You can read the full article here.


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