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