BRIEF: Hollywood, We Have A Problem

  

untitled.png

Weekly Brief: April 1st, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund 

 

We Need More Almas
Rep. Alma Adams spoke at an NAACP women’s event this week, reminding the crowd that the fight for gender equality is far from over. The WCF woman-in-office has been making us proud by reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act and fighting for voting rights since she was elected. One thing is for sure, with more women like Adams in office, we can reach equality WAY quicker. Ask a woman in your life to run today!


#VoteDuckworth 
On Monday, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) announced that she's running for the Senate. Don't know much about Duckworth? She's just your average American hero. No biggie.


Sit Down, Dude
Last week, Ohio Rep. Teresa Fedor bravely talked about her abortion after she was raped—and a guy started laughing. Fedor called him out and then continued her impassioned speech...'cause she's just too classy for you, bro.


2058? I Won't Wait
A recent study predicts that American women won’t earn the same amount of money as men until the year 2058—while other studies say it could be 2100. I don't like either projected year, but I'll go with 2058. Actually, I'll go with neither. I'll take 2016 and nothing less. 


Parliament Parity
Women occupy less than a 25% of parliament seats, and the UN projects it will take another 40 years before gender parity is achieved there. I gotta say, all these projected numbers are killin' me.


My Choice
This week, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone spoke out against gender inequality in the boldest and bravest way. In My ChoicePadukone says women should be given control of their bodies, lives, and sexuality. Ya know, just basic human rights that women are still denied everyday


Really, Crowd Scenes?
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media's latest data shows that women make up only 17% of characters in crowd scenes. Crowd scenes, y'all. Hollywood, we have a problem. 


More March Sadness 
It's been over 40 years since Title IX, and yet the disparities today in college sports are straight up ridiculous. For starters, men get $190 million more per year in athletic scholarships. Be better than that, NCAA. Be so much better.


v.png

 


  • ★ 50/50 Representation

    Why should good government depend on only half of the nation’s human capital? WCF commits to 50/50 representation of women and men in elected office by 2028.

  • ★ Common Ground

    Common ground just means problems get solved more collaboratively, for the good of more people. It’s the bedrock of our leadership at home and abroad.

  • ★ Viability for Election

    It takes more than money to make a candidate worth electing. WCF looks for guts, street sense, situational awareness, resilience -- the full range of gifts a woman brings to the race.

  • ★ Non-Partisan

    A woman’s place is in every party, every elected office, at every level. Period.