This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Discriminatory Trumpisms are trending; women are asking for raises but not getting them; is there a marriage market penalty for women in STEM?; and more.
Considering some of Trump's sexist and discriminatory comments that were trending this week on Twitter via older articles from EliteDaily and Huffington Post, it makes sense why women wouldn't be gung ho about this confusingly haired candidate. Between stating that if Ivanka were not his daughter, he would be dating her, and that women should be solely responsible for child rearing, Trump has been too busy spouting sexism to come up with any actual policy. See above and below for two of the most jaw-dropping #Trumpisms on the topic of women. (See Clinton Tech Plan Draws Sharp Contrast to Trump's Thinking.)
Ada Twist, Scientist also premiered this week. The book's tiny protagonist is endlessly curious, and solving scientific mysteries is her passion. "She embarks on fact-finding missions and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery." Finally, Kazoo Magazine's first issue was just released after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $170,000 in just one month. Kazoo advocates for girls to explore, make noise and be themselves, instead of what society tells them to be. "Girls are not born worrying whether their hair is shiny enough. These are learned worries that we're giving girls. Go to a playground, and you'll see girls running, screaming, being strong, being loud, being messy -- all these wonderful things that we, as a society, slowly take away from them as they get older," The Chicago Tribune reports.
— Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, Light Reading