Welp, it was bound to happen. We’ve come to the end of a week where paying attention to the news has left us depleted and exhausted. It’s hard to pick just a few woman-centric stories to highlight, when so many current events affect so many different populations. We’ve opted on just a few specific stories that affected us more than others, as opposed to putting everything down and overwhelming you (and ourselves, a
- The hashtag #dresslikeawoman was trending today, in response to a report about our new president’s preferences for his female staff’s dress code. As unfortunate as the source of the trend is, the actual content that the hashtag has produced is nothing short of awesome. Women in uniform, saving lives, going into space, in traditionally masculine roles, as medical professionals and scientists, and just general all-around badasses. We’re just going to pretend we never heard how the hashtag got started, and just appreciate the glory it created.
- Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired on Monday evening (1.30.17) for upholding the constitution. Despite the sad outcome, we were impressed and inspired by see a woman stand up for herself and for what’s right, despite the consequences (and judging by some of the responses on Twitter, we weren’t alone).
- The LA Times gave what felt like a private peek at a conversation between a number of Hollywood’s most powerful women , at a lunch held during last week’s Sundance Festival. Spoiler alert: the conversation turned toward intersectional feminism, and not everyone agreed with one another.
With that, we’ll leave you with this. May we all be this quick to recover and keep on keeping on.