Weekly Brief: March 11th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Team No Patience
If we continue at this painfully slow pace, the pay gap will not close for another 70 years. 70 YEARS. Something tells me that if more women were in office, this would change. You know what to do.
When women and girls participate fully, life is better. Really though, studies show that economies are stronger and nations are safer. I'd like to think that everyone could get on board with this...but some people like unbalanced, hypothetical ceilings.
On International Women's Day, our President called for gender equality for all women, saying it is "simply a matter of right and wrong." Seriously, it's that simple. Take your side in history, y'all.
This week, Donna Edwards jumped into the Senate race to replace Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Donna Edwards, people! She was the first African American woman elected into Congress from Maryland and she's a fierce advocate for women. Trailblazing all over the place.
A new poll shows that about two-thirds of Americans believe men are generally paid more than women. Dear one-third of Americans, WOMEN ARE GENERALLY PAID LESS THAN MEN.
He For She And She For He
Fictional wizard hero turned real woman hero, Emma Watson, continues her campaign for gender equality in full freakin' force. Last Sunday, she encouraged men to be a part of the conversation and addressed the "criticisms" of her movement. 'Cause where there's gender equality talk, there's criticism!
My investment proposal for you today is simple: hire women. According to the No Ceilings Full Participation Report, if U.S. women were employed at the same rate as men our country’s GDP would climb by 5%. Our country's terribleness would decrease significantly as well.
I'm sure you're not surprised to hear that no countries have achieved gender equality. Am I surprised by these findings? No. Disgusted? Absolutely.
LEGO Of Justice
On International Women’s Day, some new LEGOs brought justice into town. The LEGO versions of first four female Supreme Court (Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan) were made and the rest is minifigure history.