Weekly Brief: October 15, 2014
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WCF-endorsed candidate Lenda Sherrell (TN-04) really wants to improve the Paycheck Fairness Act if she’s elected to Congress. For one thing, she does not want to explain to her granddaughters why the pay gap even exists—and I don’t blame her. It’s very hard to comprehend at any age.
Intolerance for All
Georgia pundit Phil Kent recently called Senate candidate Michelle Nunn a "female airhead," and refused to apologize. Surprised? Well, he’s also the leader of an anti-immigration hate-group—so acceptance isn’t really his thing.
Aziz Ansari is a feminist and bets you are too. Last week, the comedian went on Letterman saying you’re a feminist if you don't think Beyoncé should make 23% less than Jay Z. His litmus test for feminism might just be the most effective one yet...
Women and minorities are ruining Nickelodeon… according to this angry man. The author of SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age, says Nickelodeon is too obsessed with diversity. Yes, please take us back to this so-called golden age of “are they racist?” television shows (I’m looking at you, Doug Funnie).
The Ghost Ceiling
Director Paul Feig confirmed that the third Ghostbusters movie will feature an all-women ghost busting team. This is so exciting—even though no one knows which women it will be. Who ya gonna cast, Ghostbusters?
She is Malala
Malala Yousafzai recently became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever. At 11 years old, she began advocating for education and has since become an international symbol for peace. I can’t believe I’m saying this ‘cause she’s only 17…but it’s about time she won.
Cower for Katniss
Last week, Jennifer Lawrence spoke out about her stolen private photos saying anyone who looked at the pictures should “cower in shame.” Yes, they should all live in fear ‘cause it is a sex crime… and you just don’t mess with Katniss freakin’ Everdeen.
Big Bad Blog
Looks matter in politics… at least they do when you’re sexist like State Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (NH). This week, he posted a blog saying Congresswoman (and WCF woman-in-office) Ann Kuster will lose her election because she’s “ugly as sin.” Steve…I’m happy to announce that the only loser here is you.