Media Round Up: Week of September 20th

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:

For Women, the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brings a Particular Grief

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times

“For so many women across the country, the loss of Justice Ginsburg brought on a very particular kind of grief,” according to the New York Times.   In addition to liberals agonizing over President Trump’s pronouncement that he intended to quickly fill the justice’s seat , there “was also the loss of an elder stateswoman of feminism, a powerhouse octogenarian who had become an unlikely icon to women of all ages, and especially the millennial set. For many women, and many girls, it was also a deeply personal loss.”

You can read the full article here.

Black Women Reach Record Numbers in Down-Ballot Races

Kelly Dittmar and Glynda C. Carr, POLITICO Magazine

“Black women are making history not just at the presidential level this year. With the last state primaries before November 3rd held last week, the Center for American Women and Politics reports that a record number of Black women will also be major-party nominees for the House of Representatives this year, meaning that Black women’s representation will persist down-ballot as well.”

You can read the full article here.

Protestors Are Still Demanding Justice for Breonna Taylor. Here’s How You Can Help.

Emily Dixon, Marie Claire

ICYMI: “On Sept. 23, a grand jury chose to charge Brett Hankison, one of the three officials responsible with the death of Breonna Taylor, with three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree. The other two officers involved in Taylor’s death were not indicted.”  Marie Claire covered how you can help continue the fight in justice for Breonna Taylor.

You can read the full article here.

With Andrea Campbell running for mayor, who should worry more — Michelle Wu or Marty Walsh?

Shirley Leung, Boston Globe

If Marty Walsh is to seek a third term, he should worry when running against both Michelle Wu and Andrea Campbell. Shirley Leung for the Boston Globe contends that Campbell’s recent entry to the Boston mayoral race could present more of a problem for the incumbent Walsh than the other challenger Michelle Wu.

You can read the full article here.

Trump’s Supreme Court front-runners ‘antithetical’ to Ginsburg’s legacy, critics say

Julie Moreau, NBC News

“The women on President Donald Trump’s shortlist to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court do not reflect Ginsburg’s legacy and could undo key civil rights victories she backed during her 27 years on the court, LGBTQ and civil rights advocates warn.”

You can read the full article here.

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