Jennifer Gerson

Jennifer Gerson is a reporter on the breaking news team for The 19th. She was the recipient of the 2015 Maggie Award for her reproductive and sexual health reporting work at Yahoo Health. In 2019, she was twice nominated by the American Society of Magazine Editors for her work in Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. She was also one of the founding editors of


Content by Jennifer Gerson

Most Americans believe #MeToo has changed the climate around workplace sexual misconduct

Almost five years since the #MeToo went viral, new data from the Pew Research Center finds that most Americans believe that the movement has made it more likely that people would be held accountable for workplace sexual harassment and assault

September 30, 2022, 11:00 PDT

What makes state legislatures uniquely prone to alleged harassment

Alleged cases in New Mexico and beyond highlight the power dynamics and underlying bureaucratic structures that make legislatures a place ripe for abusive behavior

September 7, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Queer YA books are selling in record numbers despite bans targeting them

Diversity and creativity in LGBTQ+ young adult books is thriving, and authors told The 19th why that’s important and recommended some of their favorites

August 29, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Kamala Harris made history — so her husband did, too

Doug Emhoff is the nation’s first second gentleman; as he’s settled into the role, he’s trying to model what it means to be a man who supports gender equity

August 9, 2022, 6:00 PDT


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