Herstory In The Making

  

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Weekly Brief: October 29, 2014
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Herstory In The Making
Staci Appel could be the first woman ever elected to Congress from Iowa, while Congresswoman Donna Christensen (VI) could become first black woman governor. If these Game Changer facts surprise (read: frustrate) you as much as it surprises (read: frustrates) me…go out and VOTE next Tuesday!


Person of Interest                                                                            
When Annette Taddeo was asked how it felt to be the first Latina woman running for Florida Lieutenant Governor, she responded: "I'd like to get to a place where that's no longer of interest." That’s what makes a Game Changer a Game Changer, y’all.


Nunn For You   
WCF endorsed candidate Michelle Nunn has taken the lead in Georgia, with four of the last five surveys showing her with an advantage. I’ll take those odds any day.


Take A Bow
It’s less than a week before Election Day and Councilwoman (and Game Changer!) Muriel Bowser has a 17-POINT lead over David Catania in the DC mayoral race. It’s a super impressive lead, but I don’t want to start celebrating yet...but seriously, YAY.


Party Like It's 2095
The World Economic Forum reported that the US ranks 20th in gender equality and 65th in wage equality. If equal pay freaks you out—don't worry. You have 81 years to prepare.


Throw Like A Girl
Baseball superstar and trailblazer Mo’Ne Davis further proved her awesomeness in a new ad saying, “I throw 70 miles an hour, that's throwing like a girl." Warning: this ad contains an empowering message that could cause tears. 


No Hype Here              
The American Enterprise Institute posted a bizarre Youtube video last week, claiming women create too much “hype” when it comes to being roofied. Please, refrain from using “hype” concerning women being drugged—and from making a video ever again. 


Faux Advertising 
According to Fox News’ “The Five,” young women lack intelligence and should not vote. One journalist even said they should be “excused” from politics and stick to Tinder and Match.com. These journalists certainly can “excuse” me…from any table they are sitting at.  


Burn Notice
When Conan O’Brien tweeted he was dressing as a “slutty Madeleine Albright” for Halloween, the diplomat fired back saying she was going as a “hunky Conan O’Brien—but it may be too farfetched.” In related news, I will be slow clapping for all of eternity. 


Garnering Our Attention
Last week ‘Women in Hollywood honored Jennifer Garner, who said the ‘men in Hollywood’ event is every day-it’s called Hollywood.” This callout ranks epically high on Madam Albright’s newly minted shade scale.


Schooled by Beyoncé
Students at the University of Texas and Rutgers can now take a classes on modern feminism that use Beyonce as their focal point...because obviously.


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