Weekly Brief: February 19th, 2014
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At the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings event, Hillary Clinton gave her advice for women who are considering careers in politics: “Grow skin like a rhinoceros.” Let’s hope women in politics aren’t nearly as rare or endangered.
Don't Bank On It
At a recruiting conference specifically geared towards women, Goldman Sachs offered mirrors and nail files as merchandising favors. They really should have run this by a Goldwoman or two before they went with this.
Go For The Gold
Meredith Vieira will anchor NBC’s Sochi coverage this year, becoming the first female news anchor to cover the Olympics. Is there a medal for best reporting?
Agree To Disagree
Senator Claire McCaskill pointed out the double standards surrounding her disagreement with Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, asking if a fight between male senators would garner as much attention. Maybe everyone's just jealous of the "civil discourse" thing these ladies have down.
According to this article, women get less paid leave than men, even though women do the lions’ share of parental/childcare. And 100% of that whole ‘having a baby’ thing.
Something’s Not Adding Up
Mississippi is attempting to ban abortion at 20 weeks. However, it already has a ban at 16 weeks. If you can’t even add properly, maybe you shouldn’t mess with women’s reproductive choices, hmm?
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is about to get a new chairwoman! Mary Landrieu was chosen to head the committee last week. Hopefully, she’ll be a renewable resource of knowledge.
A Media Matters study found that the level of gender diversity in broadcast journalism has barely changed in the past five years. This just in: equality on the news set seems a long way away, and we’re stopping the presses until we achieve parity.
Third Time Ain’t The Charm
South Dakota is attempting to pass one of the most stringent abortion bans in the country after voters rejected similar measures in 2006 and 2008. Well, you know what they say! If at first or second you don’t succeed, you should really just stop.
Sticks and Stones
Uh-oh, sounds like somebody’s a sore loser! The former Congressbro who lost his seat to Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod slammed her for declining to run again, actually calling her a "bimbo." The residents of CA-31 are probably feeling pretty confident in their decision.