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Weekly Brief: October 22, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund

Game On
We are SO CLOSE to Election Day. Let’s give hella credit where hella credit is due—Game Changers Staci Appel (IA-03) and Emily Cain (ME-02) have been amazing from the start (and are ahead in the polls, woot!). We also have to give props to Game Changer Muriel Bowser, who is leading by 12 POINTS in DC’s mayoral race. They are bringing their A-Game, so return the favor and bring yourself to the polls in less than 2 weeks!

Parlez-Vous Feminism? 
Many French feminists were tired of all the sexism in their country, so they created the website Macholand. This new “online revolt” crashed on the first day due to a high volume of users (and awesomeness).

Turf Wars
FIFA decided to hold the women’s World Cup on artificial turf (ouch) which left players like Abby Wambach filing a gender discrimination lawsuit. FIFA, get it together and equal the playing field...literally and figuratively.

Insurance...for Eggs?
Facebook and Apple have created a lot of conversation lately because they will pay for employees to freeze their eggs. Is this telling women: "you can have it all" or "you should work now... but then definitely have kids later?"

Grand Slam
The president of the Russian Tennis Federation recently called Serena and Venus Williams “brothers,” dispelling the myth that garbage piles can't speak. He has since been suspended for what Serena called sexist and racist comments...but I think a better form of punishment would be watching him try to return her serve. 

Time Traveling
Family Feud Australia took its viewers back in time last week with their "name a woman's job" category. Dishes, cooking, and laundry…really? I thought including totally unnecessary sexism in game show’s was Jeopardy's thing.

Ron's Wrong
Ron Paul recently said he thinks if Hillary was president, she would be “pretty mediocre.” Well, I think your past 3 presidential runs have been pretty mediocre.

Baltimoron Ruins Halloween
Some dude with no moral compass went to a Halloween party as former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice...and dragged around a blow up doll of Janay Rice. If you'll excuse me, I need to go look for my faith in humanity—it has since been displaced.


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