Weekly Brief: March 25th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Mo Women, Mo Profits
Evidence shows that more women in business means more profits. There are plenty of women leaders out there, so what's the hold up? Bottom line: we need more women leaders everywhere—so how about you ask a woman to run today!
Need your daily dose of inspiration? The 10 Most Powerful Women in Washington features women from Mayor Muriel Bowser to Supreme Court Justice RBG. *Standing ovation*
Sexism In Da House
Michigan State Representative Kristy Pagan is a busy woman—and putting up with sexism in the House is another thing she's gotta deal with. Pagan says she confronts it every day on the House floor. Give it a rest, sexism. Pagan's got work to do.
Loretta Lynch is still not our attorney general. Still. It's been 136 days and counting. This is our top law enforcement office and she's the most qualified. See the problem here?
It's Just A Prototype, POTUS
This week, the president met up with a group of 6-year-old Girl Scouts who built a device to help individuals who are paralyzed or have arthritis. Watching these young trailblazers tell POTUS that the device was a prototype was absolute GOLD.
Nursing The Wage Gap
Nine out of 10 nurses are women, so that kinda makes nursing a woman-dominated field, right? NOPE. Male nurses earn higher salaries. I thought you would be different, nursing.
I Wanna Be Like Mo'ne
Disney Channel is producing a movie about Mo'ne Davis, (yay!) but some haters took to Twitter to degrade the baseball superstar (nay!). One student-athlete was even was kicked off his baseball team for his offensive comment, but Davis asked for him to be reinstated. Can Davis' next venture be a step-by-step guide on how to be her?
Last week, actress Ashley Judd posted a tweet about March Madness. As you know, tweeting opinions while being a woman does not always end well. Serious props to Judd for taking legal action. Even though it's online, it's criminal. Your computer can't shield you forever, trolls.
I Am Woman, Hear Me Thor
When Marvel introduced a female Thor comic, some fans were appalled. A WOMAN SUPERHERO?! The horror! Welp, she's outselling the last series by A LOT. Lady Thor: 1 Misogynists: 0.