Weekly Brief: June 18, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Spare Some Change
Two of your favorite WCF Game Changers are gearing up for their primaries—gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur (MD) and State House candidate Faith Winter (CO), whose primaries are next week, June 24th! Click their picture to send them good vibes via Twitter!
This whole 18%-of-Congress thing really isn't working out for anyone, so WCF is continuing to make new endorsements across the country! Say hello to Congressional candidates Susan Grettenberger (MI-08), Donna Mercado Kim (HI-01), Gloria Bromell Tinubu (SC-07), and local candidate Maureen Koetz (NY Assembly).
Bringing Defensive Back
Shelby Osborne is changing the game by being college football’s first female player. Her signature move is tackling the patriarchy, apparently.
The airheads over at The Washington Post put this newspaper in the running for “Most Offensive Publication of the Week.” First, George Will’s column on the perks of being a sexual assault victim and now a domestic violence “study” (some highlights include encouraging unmarried women to wed in order to avoid assault). But don’t throw out your WaPo just yet, they make great kindling.
Following Ubisoft's claims that they don’t have the resources to create a female character for hit video game "Assassin's Creed," Twitter is blowing up with the hashtag #womenaretoohardtoanimate to call B.S on Ubisoft. Speaking of B.S, there's a new game coming out that includes horses that take poops IN REAL TIME. How 'bout we sacrifice the resources used for pooping animals, and make a female character instead, y'all? And no, a woman to pick up the poop doesn't count.
100 Years War
Our work is over! It’s ONLY going to take 107 years to achieve equal representation in Congress and the only downside is that...we won’t be alive. So, ask someone you know to run! But no rush. After all, we have 107 years.
Rick Perry is now officially on record being pro-Hillary Clinton (yay!), but also on record being a pretty ridiculous homophobe, comparing homosexuality to...wait for it...alcoholism! I'm ready for Hillary too, but also ready to stop hearing this guy talk.
Shailene Woodley’s The Fault in Our Stars and Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent OWNED the Box Office when their movies premiered, hopefully proving to movie execs that female protagonists are not a “niche interest.” I guess it pays to create quality women characters...also sometimes known as "characters."
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is everything. The wise owl took to TIME magazine to discuss the misogyny of American culture and how it transcends into professional sports. The next time someone uses the classic insult of “playing like a girl,” feel free to say, “You should be so lucky.”
In a recent interview, Hillary Clinton identified as a feminist, saying "I don’t see anything controversial about that at all." She isn't apologizing for it, because why would she? Feminism 2016!
Oh My, O’ Malley
Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley (among many others), has endorsed Cheryl Kagan for State Senate in Maryland's 17th Legislative District, calling her "knowledgeable, passionate, and articulate." You know what to do, Maryland!