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Media Round Up: Week of July 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:   Kamala Harris isn’t getting any honeymoon, and some Democrats are fretting Noah Bierman, LA Times Vice President Kamala Harris has been the subject of critical media …

Naomi Osaka’s Refusal to Talk to the Media Raises Similar Issues Faced by Women Candidates

  Naomi Osaka recently dropped out of the French Open because she did not want to attend required news conferences, due to concerns about her mental health. As I read Osaka’s news, I thought about the impact of the media on women in politics, and whether it is causing qualified candidates – especially women of …

Breaking Barriers Often Comes with Increased Scrutiny

  When Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President in January 2021, people all over the world—including us— celebrated the historic moment. Although as Vice President Harris has shattered stereotypes and changed the face of politics, we also knew from our decades of research that she would be held to a different and higher …

Media Round Up: Week of June 20th

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: State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, veteran progressive lawmaker, launches bid for Massachusetts governor Emma Platoff, Boston Globe On Wednesday, State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz launched her official campaign for governor …

Why Didn’t Women Win it for Hillary?

In 2016, the U.S. had a notable first: a female presidential nominee of one of the major parties. Yet, compared to prior Democratic nominees, women did not overwhelmingly vote for Clinton, refuting a simplistic narrative about how gender should influence politics. The conventional wisdom is that women are more likely to vote for women and …

Media Round Up: Week of June 13th

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: Harvard professor Danielle Allen to launch historic bid for governor Emma Platoff, Boston Globe On Tuesday, Harvard University professor, political philosopher and author Danielle Allen formally announced she …

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