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Advantages for Democratic Women in 2020

In the years following the 2016 election, more and more women have run for office and been elected at all levels. Some of this can surely be attributed to voters’ negative reactions to the 2016 elections, but some of it also stems from the fact that the vast majority of these women ran with the …

Media Round Up: Week of October 4th

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: Representation Roundup: “Words Clinton Could Never Utter, Biden’s Campaign Will Use on T-Shirts” Cynthia Richie Terrell, Ms. Magazine Cynthia Richie Terrell discusses the acrimony of the first 2020 …

The VP Debate: What We Saw

In last night’s historic Vice Presidential debate, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris faced off in a much-anticipated event in Salt Lake City. Moderated by Susan Page, Vice President Pence and Senator Harris each advocated for their ticket’s economic plans, crisis management, and efforts to ensure a strong future for the American people. As the first-ever …

Major Milestones and Important Moments on the Debate Stage

Kamala Harris will be the third woman and the first woman of color to take to the US Vice Presidential debate main stage when she faces Mike Pence tomorrow in Utah. Here’s a quick overview of some major milestones and important moments that came before tomorrow night’s history-making debate: Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman …

What We’re Watching For: The Vice Presidential Debate

This Wednesday, October 7th Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence will meet on the debate stage at the University of Utah, moderated by USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. This 90-minute event will be the second of four debates between the Biden/Harris Democratic ticket and the Trump/Pence Republican ticket—and the only one between the two …

Media Round Up: Week of September 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: A woman could never behave that way and be president Alia E. Dastagir, USA Today “The stereotypical idea of a woman is kind, gentle, moral and compassionate. But stereotypical …

Women have already broken barriers in politics this year. What’s next in November?

The nomination of Kamala Harris as the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate isn’t the only historic event for women in politics in 2020. From the volume of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives, to the potential trailblazing elections of a number of women across the country, here are the 2020 election trends we’re watching in …

Celebrating Gender Equity in Health

Amidst our current challenges, we do have cause to celebrate. Thirty years ago we changed the face of medicine with the creation of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. What a privilege to have been a foremother in the creation of that Office. Flashback to its birth. In …

What’s in a Name?

It’s old news that women face sexism on the campaign trail. While many of these attacks are overt, like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s encounter with a colleague earlier this year, others are more subtle. Sexism can be comments on a woman’s appearance or clothing, remarks about her personal family life, or even the way she’s addressed. …

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