Weekly Brief: March 4th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Voting Rights On Voting Rights
Last Friday marked the historic anniversary of Leser v. Garnett. Women finally got the right to vote in 1922—and all of our other problems quickly went away! Ha. Ha. But really, I hope you had a great birthday, Garnett. I guess you too, Leser.
She Wears The Pants
Sen. Barbara Mikulski has been takin' names in the Senate longer than any other women in history, so we were sad when she announced her retirement on Monday. Mikulski championed for women and families during her five terms and even lead the Pantsuit Rebellion of 1993. What a freakin' rockstar.
Warren Buffet recently said that Elizabeth Warren would do better is she was "less angry." I smell a gender bias, but if you really consider her angry—then I'm #ReadyForAngry
Education For Everyone
This month, Michelle Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia to support education for girls. It's awesome to see FLOTUS fighting the good fight, but it's devastating that 62 million girls worldwide do not attend school simply because THEY ARE GIRLS.
Nothing Adds Up
Here are some fun numbers to run by you: 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women even though 52% of the American workforce consists of women. I know inequality exists in corporate America, but why must you be so egregious?
Breaking John’s Ceiling
If those last figures didn't do anything for you, just know that fewer large companies are run by women than by men…named John. Why, John? Why?
Keep On Keepin' On
It’s finally here: Women's History Month. Sadly, gender inequality is still alive and well—whether it's in education, tech, pay, or basic human rights. We tip our hat to the women and men who are trying to make our world a more equal (and less ridiculous) place.
Not Your Average Chick Flick
You've read this far, congratulations! You deserve to watch one of the "11 Best Movies To Celebrate Women's History Month." Watch. Cheer. Cry. Repeat.