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.
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.
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.
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.
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.