Weekly Brief: October 1, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Southerner Lt. Governors
Floridians and Georgians rejoice, we have two very impressive women who are changing the game in your states. We welcome two Lieutenant Governor candidates, Annette Taddeo (FL) and Connie Stokes (GA) as our newest Game Changers!
We Can’t Be Ruthless
I don’t wanna live in a world where Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn’t a Supreme Court Justice. Thankfully, RGB recently said she will not step down because the Prez would not be able to appoint an acceptable replacement. I definitely can’t argue with her on that one (or anything else).
Little Shop of Horrible
A t-shirt that read, “It’s not rape-It’s a snuggle with a struggle,” has been pulled from shelves after it caused a very justified outrage. But GREAT news for any lowlife who wants to be and look terrible: it can still be purchased online.
The late John Toner advocated for women’s athletics at UConn throughout his career. He added women’s varsity sports there in 1974 and today the basketball team holds the longest winning streak in history. Mr. Toner, my life size Maya Moore poster and I sincerely thank you.
A lot of people think feminism should not exist, but JGL is not one of them. Last week, he posted a viral video saying feminism is very necessary. Somebody, PLEASE call up his mother and thank her already.
Congressman Steve Southerland (FL-02) was criticized last week for hosting an all-male fundraiser—but defended his actions by saying women host exclusive "lingerie showers." He obviously gets that nothing says, "I respect and understand women" quite like a lingerie joke.
Not Good, Hollywood
Actress Geena Davis recently gave a speech about gender inequity in movies. According to new research, women only account for 10% of politicians on screen. Davis believes that more fictional women in power will lead to more real women running for office. That woman is in a league of her own.
***Feminist (featuring Beyonce)
Why is it so hard for famous women to call themselves feminists? Apparently, many think the label will isolate them from fans. All I’m gonna say is, Beyonce wrote a song about it—and she seems to be doing fine.
Sorry You’re Not Sorry
A Fox News host recently referred to a female pilot as “boobs on the ground.” He gave two forced apologies, saying “some people didn’t think it was funny.” I feel like no one laughed at this overtly sexist joke—but he’s clearly the comedy expert here.