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The Rise of the Resisterhood

On November 9, 2016 the day after the presidential election, a friend from my book club emailed, “I think it would be comforting and empowering for a group of women to come together on a regular basis to begin to figure out how to make a difference.” One week later, I attended the first meeting …

LGBTQ Women as a Progressive Force

In 2019, Project LPAC released research showing that LGBTQ women were among the most Democratic-leaning groups in the U.S., and enthusiastic in donating their time and money to progressive causes. This year’s 2020 research, again conducted by Project LPAC with Lake Research Partners (LRP), delved even deeper on LGBTQ women and confirmed those results. LGBTQ …

Gender Gaps in National Security

If it seems like women are always fighting to break glass ceilings—it’s not a figment of your imagination. Women are still fighting battles across multiple fronts to receive the recognition, promotions, and honor that their work deserves and that their male counterparts’ access with ease. There is no place this is more evident the national …

Media Round Up: Week of October 18th

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: Men and Women Have Never Been More Politically Divided Eric Levitz, The New York Intelligencer This article breaks down the extreme polarity between men and women voters in …

What We Know—and Don’t Know—about Women Voters in 2020

In 1996 it was all about “soccer moms.” Then it was “security moms,” and of course in 2008, Sarah Palin and her “hockey moms.” In the leadup to November, “suburban women” have been the buzziest voter category in the political sphere. Pollsters are looking closely at gender differences to see which way women will vote …

Women in Politics and Dangers Online

Many say that politics is a blood sport. But very few can argue that there is not a specific violent misogynist vitriol aimed at women online in all aspects of public life, and especially in politics. This was much on display last week following the Vice Presidential debate when Senator Harris was called “ a …

How the Economy Is Coming into Play with Just Weeks until the Election

As many Americans know from personal experience, the Covid-19 pandemic and related economic shutdown “tore a hole in the U.S. economy….leaving millions out of work, and threatening to push millions more — particularly women — out of the labor force entirely.” Over recent weeks, debates about the state of the economy, the best measures for …

Media Round Up: Week of October 11th

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 Irony at the Heart of the Amy Coney Barrett Fight Emma Green, The Atlantic  Emma Green discusses Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the Republican Party’s …

The Challenges Facing Women Candidates in 2020

As one of my heroes, former Texas Governor Ann Richards of once pointed out, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, just backwards and in high heels. In her recent debate with Mike Pence, Kamala Harris reminded us that in 2020, women candidates – especially Black women – also have to do it with a …

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