Media Round-Up: Week of September 3, 2023


Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week, we’re collecting and sharing gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:

Nikki Haley ‘Earned Herself a Second Look’ After First GOP Debate

Stephanie Murray, The Messenger

Republican nominee hopeful Nikki Haley has seen a post-debate boost in her polling, fundraising, and event attendance. Haley’s supporters say this boost is a sign that she has been underestimated this summer. Prior to the debate in August, Haley’s support hovered around 6% in national polls, and she raised less money than Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Now, a new poll published by POLITICO shows that Haley is tied for second place with Ron DeSantis. Although they are both still 30 percentage points behind Republican front runner Donald Trump, the bump to second place is still a significant step up for Haley.

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The gap between men and women in the workplace is at a record low

Emily Peck, Axios

New research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the gap between women and men in the workplace is narrowing. In the past, the gap between men and women in the workforce was very wide, with men’s participation in the dominating position. The rise of women in the workforce since the pandemic is due to several reasons including the rise of remote and flexible work, assisting a record number of women with young children to enter or remain in the workforce.

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The Summer of the Black Woman

Errin Haines, The 19th*

Between the successes of Beyonce, Simone Biles, Sha’Carri Richardson, Coco Gauff, and Vice President Kamala Harris, some are saying that the country is witnessing the Summer of the Black Woman. Beyonce kicked off her world tour Renaissance, her first solo tour since 2016, and it has already become the highest-grossing tour by a woman and a Black artist in history with a few shows left. Vice President Harris went on a 17-state blitz making stops at the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans, the NAACP convention in Boston, and Delta Sigma Theta’s annual conference in Indianapolis. Harris has received criticism over the years for a perceived lack of visibility but is now heading into 2024 as a key player for a Democratic win.

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Harris says Trump can’t be spared accountability for Jan. 6

Chris Megerian, Boston Globe

On Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris said that those that are responsible for trying to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election and the January 6th attack on the U.S. must be held accountable – Donald Trump included. Harris said, “I spent the majority of my career as a prosecutor. I believe that people should be held accountable under the law. And when they break the law, there should be accountability.” Donald trump has been indicted by federal prosecutors due to his involvement in the claims of election fraud in 2020.

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A Historic First for Mexico as Two Women Vie for the Presidency

Emiliano Rodríguez Mega and Simon Romero, New York Times

Yesterday, Mexico chose Claudia Sheinbaum as their candidate in next year’s presidential election. This means that next year, the world’s largest Spanish-speaking country will choose between two leading candidates who are women for the first time. Claudia Sheinbaum is the former mayor of Mexico City, a physicist with a doctorate in environmental engineering, and a protégé of Mexico’s current president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Sheinbaum’s opponent is Xochitl Galvez, an engineer who is a tech entrepreneur with humble beginnings.

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