BRIEF: Do You Hear What I Hear?



Weekly Brief: December 3rd, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Hear any bells ringing for equal representation? If you do, that's because the National Conversation is only 2 days away! Be a part of She Should Run's panel that will discuss how to make 2016 different for women in politics and RVSP here.

Five Centuries Too Late
A recent study showed it could take another 500 years for women to be equally represented in office. Instead of accepting this fact, let's eliminate a century (or five) and ask a woman to run today.

Despairing Disparities
Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to the article “10 Worst Countries for Women.” Some countries are probably shocked they're not on the list—but with all this global inequality it’s just so hard to pick who has it worst.

Save The Ski Trip
The New York Post's article "5 Places Women Shouldn't Spend Their Travel Dollars" only added to the list of places that are not so female-friendly. Indonesia, Turkey, and even Utah made the unwelcoming list. My apologies if I ruined any holiday travel plans, ladies. 

There’s Something About Sexism
FTfm’s survey tackled "subtle sexism" in the workplace and found that one-fifth of the women working at asset management funds encounter harassment at work. The thing about sexism is: subtle or not…it’s gotta go. 

Acthung, Quotas!
In 2016, top companies in Germany will be required to have 30% of their board positions filled by women under a law issued this week. Sorry 2015, but 2016 is looking A LOT more exciting than you right now. 

Perfect Pitch
Actress Anna Kendrick doesn't understand why people think the other f word is so bad and believes that instead of fighting it—we own it. When is her next movie coming out? 'Cause I’m bringing all my FEMINIST friends.

Sexism Wins Awards
This month, Laura Bates’ book Everyday Sexism was nominated for the Waterstones Book of the Year award. For the record, this is the only time it's okay for sexism to be awarded. 


  • ★ 50/50 Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50/50 representation of women and men in elected office by 2028.

  • ★ Common Ground

    Common ground just means problems get solved more collaboratively, for the good of more people. It’s the bedrock of our leadership at home and abroad.

  • ★ Viability for Election

    It takes more than money to make a candidate worth electing. WCF looks for guts, street sense, situational awareness, resilience -- the full range of gifts a woman brings to the race.

  • ★ Non-Partisan

    A woman’s place is in every party, every elected office, at every level. Period.