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Media Round Up: Week of February 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: Biden Drops Tanden Nomination Amid Bipartisan Opposition Emily Cochrane, Michael D. Shear and Jim Tankersley, The New York Times On Tuesday, the White House announced it would be dropping Neera Tanden’s …

Celebrating the Record Number of Black Women in Congress

52 years after Shirley Chisolm was the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, we now have the highest number of Black Congresswomen in history. The same year that Kamala Harris, a Black and South Asian woman, was elected as the first woman Vice President, a record number of Black women were elected to the …

Media Round Up: Week of February 21st

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: Many of Biden’s nominees of color run into turbulence in the Senate Annie Linskey, The Washington Post Activists have raised concerns that many of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees …

The pandemic is hurting working mothers, but policy changes can help

Parenting young children has always been difficult and expensive, but the pandemic has made it even harder – and mothers are bearing the brunt. First, the country’s worst economic crisis since the Great Depression has resulted in millions of lost jobs. More than 52 million Americans who live in households with children experienced a loss …

Putting Sexism in its Place on the Campaign Trail

Read the memo here and the Appendix here. With more women than ever in elected office, more women are likely to face sexism on the campaign trail. Sexism in politics can take many forms, from double standards for women candidates, to undue criticisms of their appearance, voice, or clothing. The decisions of whether and how to …

Media Round Up: Week of February 14th

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: Record number of women hold state legislative leadership posts Jared Gans and Jonnette Oakes, The Hill According to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a …

NEW Research: How Women Candidates Can Respond to Sexism on the Campaign Trail

At the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, we learned from our Rising to the Occasion research that one of the qualities voters factor into a woman candidate’s electability is her ability to handle a crisis. Our just-released research, Putting Sexism in Its Place on the Campaign Trail, adds another dimension to the question of electability: how …

Putting Sexism in its Place on the Campaign Trail

Read the memo here and the Appendix here. With more women than ever in elected office, more women are likely to face sexism on the campaign trail. Sexism in politics can take many forms, from double standards for women candidates, to undue criticisms of their appearance, voice, or clothing. The decisions of whether and how to …

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