Weekly Brief: January 7th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
104? We Want More!
The 114th Congress convened Tuesday and now there's more women than ever. A record 104 will serve in the new Congress, but who's counting? We are. As exciting as it is, that number is still WAY too low. Do our country a serious favor and ask a woman to run today!
Glass Ceiling In Need Of Repair
The glass ceiling had it pretty rough last year thanks to "2014's Most Inspiring Women of Politics." The article gave a serious shout out to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)...and rightfully so. Here's to all the ceiling crackin' and trail blazin' ladies that 2015 will bring.
Women Belong In The House...And Senate
On this week's must read list is "The Secret History of Women in the Senate," but it could have lots of different titles. Like, "Sexism on Capital Hill" or "Seriously? Get It Together, Dudes."
Hillary Clinton is preparing for a possible 2016 presidential run, and obviously the "issue" of her being a woman is front and freakin' center. How about we put her experience or the harms of sexism front and freakin' center?
Quit Cooperating, Ladies
Research shows women have different attitudes than men toward things like competition, which makes them less confident. Why? Good ole gender norms, of course! My advice: ACCEPT compliments this year with absolutely NO take-backs or apologies, y'all.
Writer and feminist Ijeoma Oluo took to Twitter to talk about what she wants in 2015. Hilarity (in the name of equality) ensues.
New Year, Same Sexism
If you don't have a New Year's resolution yet, you're in luck! The hosts of "Fox & Friends" had some ummm..."interesting" suggestions: cater to your man's needs, make his meals, and massage his feet! Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's 2015...right?
Listen Up, Y'all
In 2014, modern feminism took on a new form 'cause a lot of women refused to be silent. "What Leading Feminists Hope To Accomplish This Year" reminds us that there are some truly incredible women working against some truly terrible, horrible, no good, very bad things.
Low Blow, Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is facing criticism after he said older actresses should stop complaining about the lack of roles in Hollywood. I guess spending all that time with Emma Watson on the set of "Noah" did not rub off on him.