Category Archives: Gender

Why recession is a setback for women in the workforce

The Week – Women have been bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact, said Shelly Banjo at Bloomberg Businessweek. Forget the smiling photos on social media of “moms baking bread and crafting with their kids between Zoom meetings.” The reality … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, Gender, Women

Trump Allies Take Aim at Buttigieg’s Sexuality

Taegan Goddard of Political Wire – Allies of President Trump have sharply focused attention on the sexual identity of presidential contender Pete Buttigieg in recent days, questioning in stark terms whether Americans are ready for a gay candidate who kisses … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Candidates, Gender, Washington Post

Democratic Party Leaders Are Mostly Sitting Out the Presidential Endorsement Race So Far. That’s What Republican Leaders Did in 2016.

Democratic Party leaders are endorsing presidential candidates just as slowly as Republicans did in 2016 Geoffrey Skelley of FiveThirtyEight – Note from Ken Feltman: Democratic leaders and elected officials are following an endorsement practice in 2020 that is similar to … Continue reading

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How Did The Democrats End Up With A 2020 Field So White And Male?

A FiveThirtyEight Chat – The 2020 Democratic field was once hailed as the most diverse ever. But now, even as many candidates try to position themselves as the best person to build on the “Obama coalition of young people, women and … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, FiveThirtyEight, Gender, Racism

Are Some Democratic Voters Reluctant To Support A Gay Candidate?

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux of FiveThirtyEight – There’s nothing like a national election to illuminate the complex and slippery nature of bias at work in the country today. Just ask Pete Buttigieg. Always something of an underdog in the Democratic primary, Buttigieg … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Democrats, Gender