Weekly Brief: January 8, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Ain’t No Boss Like A Female Boss
Because a female boss don’t make 77 cents more per hour than you just cuz.
Not Taking Issue With This One
Instead of teaching us the 181 Most Seductive Ways to Eat a Nacho, Cosmo has given us a rundown of the 20 women in politics they think will make the biggest difference in 2014. I'm totally into the new direction the publication is going in!
Not To Toot Our Own Early-Endorsing Horn…
More than a few of Politico’s top picks for women’s races to watch this year are endorsed by Women’s Campaign Fund. So actually, screw it—toot toot!
Lists on Lists on Lists
The Washington Post has listed seven American women who changed the face of 2013, which includes a WCF woman-in-office, along with another certain someone who is currently writing history…
Trailblazin’ All the Way to the Bank
The Senate has just confirmed Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman to do it in the Fed's 100 YEAR HISTORY, but who’s counting?
How ‘Bout A Round of Applause
Say hello to WCF’s most recent endorsements! We’ve got two exceptional candidates in West Virginia—Meshea Poore (WV-02) and Natalie Tennant (U.S. Senate)—along with another fabulous Congressional candidate in Michigan, Pam Byrnes (MI-07).
Fight For Your Right To Objectify
While this is a thoughtful reflection on how the media ought to treat all humans who enter politics (YUP, even women), it’s kind of baffling how defensive folks get when you tell them to please not talk about lady politicians’ appearances.
Majority with Marjorie
This year’s legislative session will make Vermont's state legislature the fourth ever in which women hold the majority in the party that holds the majority. Go get ‘em, Marjorie Ryerson!
That’s Not How I Role
This devoted Dad reminds us that women aren’t the only ones oppressed by silly gender roles.
Brace Yourself, Restrictions Are Coming
In case you were wondering if we should all still be spending time making sure pro-choice women are elected, this graph should effectively show you what’s up.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Sexist Wolf?
Alright, how many of you have seen “The Wolf of Wall Street?” What’d ya think (tweet @WCFonline with your thoughts!)? Well, if you ask this woman who worked at The Wall Street Journal in the 80’s, the movie’s depiction of the era’s “casual misogyny” deserves an Oscar all by itself.
‘Tis The Season
With the holiday craziness finally settling, take a look at what it could’ve been like with a good ol’ gender role swap in this sorta-problematic-yet-still-pretty-hilarious video.