Weekly Brief: April 16th, 2015
Brought to you by Women's Campaign Fund
Ladies and gents, we are one step closer to shattering the presidential glass ceiling. Hillary Clinton is officially running and the polls are already looking GOOD. It’s no secret that our country needs more women like Hillz in office, whether it’s running a country or running a town. Ask a woman to run today and let’s keep chippin’ away at those metaphoric ceilings.
Now that Clinton has announced her candidacy, lots of people can’t stop talking about how “old” and "unlikable" she is. There's a word for that...SEXISM! I think the words y'all are really looking for are "strong" and "powerful."
#WCW ALL DAY
This week we celebrated #EqualPayDay. It's hard to celebrate when working women still earn 78 cents for every man's dollar...but trailblazers like Sarah Silverman, Elizabeth Warren, and Hoda Kotb gave us some much needed words of wisdom.
Good. Great. Grand. Wonderful
Did you know that once a company has one woman exec, it's harder for other women to reach the top? Seriously. A woman’s chances of getting a highly-paid position at a firm drops 51% if the team already includes another woman. Thank GOODNESS. It was getting too darn easy for women in corporate America.
It's Fine, Really
The "women's tax" still exists, y'all. Basically, you're being charged more 'cause you're a woman. But it’s fine 'cause it's not like we're getting paid less or anything.
Equal Pay, Schmequal Pay
Wanna know just how bad America is failing women? Look no further than this incredibly infuriating map and see our country's equal pay failures. Oh America, you shouldn't have.
Order Of The Phoenix
When I read the headline "16 Female Senators Give Their Best Advice to Young Women," I thought I was dreaming. Luckily, I wasn't. Now, go on and be like a phoenix! Dianne Feinstein orders.
Anxiously waiting for RGB's biography? Welp, of course you are. Sadly, you'll have to wait til October for this book— but take a look at its cover. I promise it's as good as you think it is...only 10x better.