Media Round Up: Week of September 22nd


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:

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Politics

By Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune

After careful consideration, Emma Hinchliffe has released her list of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Politics.” From elected officials to money-movers to political influencers, one thing is clear: “The dirty little secret about Washington is that women have been running things behind the scenes for a long time, but now they’re getting credit for it.”

You can read the full article here.

Suitability? It’s no longer about what female candidates are wearing

By Beth Teitell, Boston Globe

For a long time, conversations about women candidates’ fashion dominated the media. Now, this is starting to change as scrutiny of the women candidates’ clothing has mostly disappeared from the 2020 presidential race. But don’t get too excited. Our likability research shows that a woman candidate’s appearance is still held to a higher standard than a man’s. Amanda Hunter says, “People tend to talk about Bernie Sanders’ rumpled look as endearing. A woman would not get that same courtesy.”

You can read the full article here.

New poll shows major shift in how Americans think about men in power

By Anna North, Vox

Every few weeks it seems new allegations of sexual misconduct by men in positions of power arise. Although this issue hasn’t made its way to the debate stage, it is still on the mind of many voters. Now PerryUndem has released a poll intended to measure the effects of the #MeToo movement and other women’s issues on voters. They found, “Americans—including men—are getting fed up with the balance of power in society. And they’re heading to the ballot box to change it.”

You can read the full article here.

Lizzo Wants Fans To Run For Office & Has Some Strong Words Of Encouragement

By Julia Emmanuele, Bustle

Lizzo is a powerhouse! Time and time again she’s proven herself to be an inspiration for women everywhere, and this past week was no different. At Bustle’s annual Rule Breakers event, she called on all her fans to run for office, “We have so many incredible people here tonight…I want to let y’all know that you are more than qualified to run this country…Do not let them make your identity that keeps you out of greatness.”

You can read the full article here.

25 Women Changing the Future

By the Editors, Marie Claire

We’ve already introduced you to the “25 Most Powerful Women in Politics.” Now, check out Marie Claire’s “25 Women Changing the Future,” a list of trailblazing women breaking barriers not just in politics, but in sports, science, and the arts as well! From soccer champion Megan Rapinoe to activist Alicia Garza, these are all women we should be looking up to.

You can read the full article here.


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