Weekly Brief: January 15, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
You Thought You Knew
But you had no idea how badly we need more women in office. Exhibit A: This all-male Congressional panel held a hearing on a bill that’ll force the IRS to audit survivors of rape for using contraceptive health care coverage. Good times.
The Bridge to Terriblethingsia
You probably heard of Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal by now, so answer me this: How would a woman have been treated if she was caught causing traffic jams as a form of political retribution? Hint: It rhymes with "She's shmysterical."
I Don't Think You're Ready
For this article. 'Cause Beyonce's "Gender Equality Is a Myth!" is too empowering for ya, babe.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Rants
Self-described "despicable and awkward" card game Cards Against Humanity has gotten an amazing feminist makeover that you need to see.
For He's A Jolly, Gross Fellow
David Jolly (who is at his jolliest when he's at his anti-choiciest) will be the GOP contender against Congressional candidate Alex Sink (FL-13). Stay tuned for the special election on March 11th!
Now my employer may have to cover my contraception under my health plan no matter what rights they personally think I shouldn't have. GOSH.
Reyes’ing Hell and Taking Names
Can we all just take a moment and think about how awesome it is that Congressional candidate Eloise Gomez Reyes (CA-31) brought in $302,000 last quarter? Holy fundraising, Batman!
Meanwhile, In Texas…
Speaking of crazy amounts of money in all the right places, Wendy Davis’ campaign is reporting a whopping $12.2 million from July 1st to the end of last year and omg WENDY’S TAKING US ALL ON VACATION…a vacation from Rick Perry, at least.
The Appel Of My Iowa
Congressional candidate Staci Appel’s race is heating way up, and we’re just over here hoping that Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District makes the right choice...which may be a loftier goal than you might think, seeing as how Iowa has NEVER SENT a woman to Congress.
Regress? Naughton Her Watch
Progressive Kick PAC, who backs candidates who best stand up for progressive values, has endorsed Congressional candidate Shaughnessy Naughton (PA-08), because duh.
Highlights and Lowlights
The Sparknotes version of the Golden Globes? Women were bosses all around but a dude managed to ruin it for everyone. TYPICAL.
Ready For Your Close-up?
This inspiring slideshow's got hella ladies in politics that you need to make sure you keep an eye on this year. Bonus points to whoever counts how many women are endorsed by WCF!