Weekly Brief: November 19, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
If you want to see more women leaders, I am sure you've read “If You Want To Change The World For Women, Read This,” an article by none other than Former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey that gives She Should Run some serious love. And if you want to change the world for EVERYone, ask an awesome woman in your life to run for office!
Let Leaders Be Leaders
Last week, the Senate added some seriously awesome women to their roster including Amy Klobuchar, who joined as the Director of Steering and Outreach. They even created a new job for Elizabeth Warren, cause she’s just the kind of gal you create a Strategic Policy Adviser position for.
Women In Text
A focus group found that many kids didn’t know women have run for President before. It’s not a huge surprise since textbooks have a tendency to keep women off the history pages—but something tells me that the 2016 edition will have to include one.
While promoting his TV Christmas movie, actor Kirk Cameron took it upon himself to start the war on Christmas a little early when he said it’s a woman’s job to cook, sing, and spread holiday cheer. Ah, ‘tis the season of shallow stereotypes.
Cut It Off
Kenny Chesney is tired of country musicians objectifying women in their songs and said, "It seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, she's in cutoff jeans.” Seriously, give these women a practical pair of pants.
A Sexist Tale As Old As Time
If you're a reporter, don't come to Nancy Pelosi with your sexist questions, 'cause she'll call your shenanigans OUT. Exhibit A: Last week, the Congresswoman asked the media: “What was the day any of you said, ‘Aren’t you getting a little old, Mitch?" No word yet on what treatment the reporters are using for that burn.
I Literally Can’t Even
Time Magazine proved to be very untimely last week when they created a “worst words” poll and suggested that "feminist" should be a banned in 2015. I guess equality is just so last year?
A French feminist group has taken a very clever approach in their attempt to end harassment in public spaces. Here’s hoping everyone can speak the universal language of human respect!
Sexism & Suits
TV host Karl Stefanovic decided to wear the same suit for one year in the name of double standards…and no viewers noticed. His theory was proven—so he deserves an F (for feminist).