Weekly Brief: November 12, 2014
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She Should Run…Again
Studies show that women do better the second time they run for office, which leaves me very excited for the women who came so close last week. 356 days until Election Day 2015, y’all!
All Is Not Lost
Your favorite candidate may have lost last week, but paid sick day legislation and increases in affordable childcare and minimum wage won. And the patriarchy would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling voters.
Likes For Hillary
Data released by Facebook shows Hillary Clinton (you may have heard of her) has been out-performing her rivals on social media by approximately: A helluva lot. *Like*
Loretta Lynch could be the first black woman to serve as Attorney General…if the Senate approves. Her track record is STELLAR, so I object...to any objections!
Literally The Worst
If Tennessee is "America At Its Best," then why's it approving an anti-abortion ballot that does NOT protect women under any circumstance? I can't think of anything worse...so I hereby call for a change of ballot (and state slogan).
British politician Nigel Farage made headlines this week for allying with Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a Polish leader who thinks women don’t deserve the right to vote. I assume Farage is keeping his friends close…and misogynists closer?
The Price Ain’t Right
French citizens have been fighting the "pink tax,” 'cause women are charged more for things like deodorant and razors. You literally have to pay a price for being a woman.
Patrol The Trolls
Twitter and Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!) have created a new tool where people can report gender harassment. No comment on what the trolls think of this…but if this works we may never know.
Last week, Mindy Kaling described her show as “unconsciously feminist” and is glad it “leaks into her show.” For the record, this is the only kind of subliminal messaging I’m okay with.
Quit Your Day Job
“Comedian” Artie Lange (air-quoting so hard) tweeted some really racist things to ESPN host Cari Champion and said he would rather load trucks for a living then apologize to any “PC” group. Well then, hop to it Artie—those trucks won’t load themselves!
Greet Thy Dudes
Catcalling isn’t just saying hi—so Elon James White answered this with the hilarious #DudesGreetingDudes movement. Now dudes will finally realize nothing brings on a frown quicker than being told to smile.