Weekly Brief: February 18th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
He's Waging War...On Exercise Pants
Last week, a Montana lawmaker introduced a bill that would make yoga pants illegal. How about we focus on creating laws that ACTUALLY MATTER and let women wear what they want in the process? Please, ask a woman to run today. Our country so desperately needs you.
Live From The Supreme Court, It's Ruth Bader Ginsburg
SNL's 40th anniversary was pretty epic, but you know who else has been making history for over 40 years? Justice Ginsburg. Someone needs to make a special highlighting all of her greatness. She's funny, she's smart, and she's not afraid to tell you why she fell asleep during the State of the Union.
Today, Kate Brown became the first openly bisexual governor in the US...which is pretty hard to believe. It's even harder to believe she wasn't elected sooner. Brown is a BOSS and I can't wait to see her in action.
Karl Rove said that Elizabeth Warren could give Hillary Clinton a "scare" if she decided to run for president. The only thing that gives me a "scare" is if either of them decides not to run. Lucky for me, that is looking rather unlikely.
Mellie Grant 2016?
Another woman with her eye on the White House in 2016: Mellie Grant. Sure, she's fictional—but I love that the idea of a woman president is being thrown out there. All in favor of Mellie Grant serving as our nation's fake president say 'I.' I!
Women are grossly underrepresented in Hollywood. That is not an opinion—it's a straight up fact. In 2014, 12% of the top 100 grossing films had female leads. Aw, you really shouldn't have.
Let It Go
Earlier this month, Fox & Friends discussed why female-led movies like 'Frozen' are misandry. You know you have a problem when empowered animated women are too much for you.
Warning: "The World's Craziest Anti-Women Laws" will make your stomach churn. Sure, many countries have made some serious progress throughout the years—but it's not enough. It's time to get angry and take action, y'all.
The Daily Show With Jessica Williams
We are sad to see Jon Stewart go, but we are so excited to see a woman replace him. Hopefully. It hasn't exactly been announced...but it's about damn time.