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Media Round-Up: Week of January 16th

  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:   Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World Roudabeh Kishi, Ms. Magazine According to data and research from the Armed Conflict Location …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Remembering Three Women Who Impacted His Life

  Every year on the third Monday of January, the country celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The bill for a federal holiday honoring the late civil rights icon was first proposed to Congress in 1979 by U.S. Representative John Conyers of Michigan and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan …

Media Round-Up: Week of January 9th

  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:   U.S. quarters will feature 5 new women. What happened to other plans to change currency? Janay Kingsberry, The Lily Over the next couple of years, the American …

Catch Up for the New Year: Our Top Posts of 2021

  Though it might not seem like it, January 2022 is almost half over! This week, we’re reflecting on the top GOTB posts from last year to make sure we’re caught up and ready for 2022’s news. For a refresher on the biggest topics for women in politics over the last year, start here:   …

First, Trailblazing Women are Celebrated—Then, They’re Criticized

  Earlier this year, I wrote about the outsized criticism of Vice President Kamala Harris since she was sworn into office in January. Unfortunately, since then attacks on the Vice President have continued and have even seemed to ramp up. Recent criticism of the Vice President ranges from questioning her qualifications, implying she is a …

Media Round-Up: Week of December 12th

  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: Cori Bush Gives Voice to the Voiceless Mari Uyehara, GQ Over the course of her political career, Congresswoman Cori Bush has made headlines over several issues. When the …

Double Standards, The Vice Presidency, & Kamala Harris

  Last November, when Kamala Harris broke a major barrier for women in politics by getting elected as the first woman and first woman of color Vice President of the United States, I wrote here for Gender on the Ballot that sexism and racism would rear its ugly head in some way against her in …

Media Round-Up: Week of December 5th

  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 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2021 Nicolette Jones and Erika Burho, Forbes As 2021 comes to a close, Forbes has compiled their annual list of the …

Votes for Women

  One day, when I was donning a “Votes for Women” shirt, a young man asked me, “What does that mean?” I paused. I honestly had never put much thought into it. When I bought the shirt, the answer seemed obvious. “Votes for Women” means voting for women candidates, right? Yes, we absolutely need women candidates on the …

Media Round-Up: Week of November 28th

  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:   How Digital Media is Threatening Women’s Rights and Democracy Lucina Di Meco and Sarah Hesterman, Ms. Magazine The more that women politicians speak out and challenge …

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