BRIEF: Trolling Our Dreams

  

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Weekly Brief: February 25th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund

 

Let's Get Things Done, Shall We?
The last Congress was one of the least productive ever. Here's a fact: If there were more women on Capitol Hill, more things would happen. Solution: You have the power to ask a woman to run today. She can be your mother, your sister, your friend...or you! What do you say? Let's get to work. 


HerStory
There are so many black women who have impacted our lives...and yet we never read about them on the history pages. It's a damn shame and with that being said, here are 5 Black Women Historical Figures that you should know. Read and be inspired, y'all. 


Streep's On Her Feet
Best supporting actress winner Patricia Arquette took a moment during her Oscar speech to call for wage equality. Was it powerful? I'll let Meryl answer that. 


Asking Her More
The Red Carpet at the Oscars brought many eye rolls, but I pulled a 'Meryl' (see above) several times. Especially when Reese Witherspoon dropped a truth bomb and when Robin Roberts asked hella good questions. Time to play catch up, E! News.


No Girls Allowed
Women are leaving the tech industry because of sexism, hostility, harassment, and so on. Yes, the list sadly goes on. 


Trolling Our Dreams
In other concerning business news, women are leaving another industry. Feminist writers are leaving their jobs because they are fed up with the online threats. Such lovely times for us ladies chasing our dreams, huh? 


How Not To Solve A Problem
Some colleges and universities have thought of the WORST possible ways to address campus rape. Encouraging women to carry around firearms so men won't assault them? Please, be so much better than that.


You Had Me At Miniseries 
This week, HBO confirmed an upcoming miniseries about the creation of Ms. MagazineMy new favorite show will star thee Marisa Tomei playing thee feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Warning: this show will contain strong feminist content. 


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