Weekly Brief: December 17th, 2014
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
She Should Respond To Sexism
According to new research, women are more "election averse" than men 'cause who enjoys being scrutinized on things from fashion choices to childcare arrangements? How about we stop being so freakin' hard on women candidates AND ask one to run today!
In 2009, Larry Summers told Elizabeth Warren she could either stay quiet and be an “insider” OR speak out and risk being an outsider with little influence. It's very obvious she chose the latter...but, since Obama's former campaign staffers are now Ready for Warren—I think you could say, she’s proven Summers wrong. Again.
Since we are talking about women who could TOTALLY be President, I have to share that recent polls show Hillary Clinton leading against her rivals. Can you tell, all I want this holiday season is for a woman to run for President?
How A Bill Becomes A Museum
The National Women’s History Museum is the best museum that hasn't been built. Thankfully, the Senate approved its bill last week and this museum is FINALLY in the works. Is it too early to order a lifetime pass?
Silver Lining PayGap
Women in the US are leaving the workforce for a whole lotta reasons, including a shrinking job market. I guess the silver lining here is the wage gap is shrinking. But, there is still a stinkin' wage gap—so I hereby revoke that silver lining.
Who Run The World?
Need another reason to love Lenny Kravitz? Well, last week the musician said, "there should be a lot better representation by women in the running of this planet in so many ways." Word, Lenny. WORD.
This week Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for best director for her work on 'Selma.' Warning: watching the trailer might produce tears followed by hours spent on her IMDB page.
In Shonda We Trust
Last week, the Sherry Lansing Award was given to Shonda Rhimes...because, well, it’s Shonda Rhimes. She was so modest and even rejected the idea that she shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling. I won't disagree with the woman who created Olivia Pope, but that ceiling has some SERIOUS cracks thanks to Shondaland.
Onward to 2015
Taking a break starting next week, y'all. It has been a crazy year for women with lots of highs and lows. Remember, the best way to spread holiday cheer is by calling out sexism for all to hear. But however you spend your holidays, we give you our thanks. See you in 2015!