NvN: Nevertheless, They Persisted
Is it just us, or did it seem like women were making more headlines this week than during the last few? We shall try to do this momentous week justice by with some of the biggest stories:
- It’s actually Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell that we can thank for what seems to be the largest woman-centric news of the week. Senator Elizabeth Warren was cut off from reading a letter from Coretta Scott King during a debate on Jeff Sessions nomination for Attorney General earlier this week. However, it was the explanation McConnell gave that has since resonated with women all over, and will probably be a mural I paint on my future daughter’s bedroom wall: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Yet, she persisted.”
- On the other side of the political spectrum, it was two Republican women, Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), who stood up and voted against their party on Betsy Devos’s eventual confirmation as Secretary of Education. Thanks, ladies.
- Teen Vogue contributor Lily Herman put together an amazing thread of links to stellar longform political reporting done in recent months by women’s magazines. If you’ve yet to check out some of the pieces, please do so now. Seriously, go ahead. We’ll wait.via GIPHY
- Her Royal Highness Lady Gaga performed at the Superbowl, accomplishing many important things including but not limited to: reminding all of us how awesome she is and helping this inspiring clip resurface.
- Melissa McCarthy crushed–CRUSHED–a performance as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on last week’s SNL. Confession: I rarely watch SNL live, but I do make a point to skim twitter when it’s airing on the East Coast to find out how impactful and/or entertaining the episode is. One of the many perks of West Coast living!
- A hearty congratulations to anyone who owns stock in, or who works at Nordstrom. Not all heroes wear capes (and, if you work at Nordstrom, you’re probably wearing some pretty fine goods anyway, so who needs capes, really?)
- And this headline:
— NYLON (@NylonMag) February 9, 2017
Side note: Amal and Beyonce expecting twins at the same time? The universe is finally throwing us a bone!
Coming up: International Women’s Day is on March 8! And, we’re also intrigued about the buzz we’re seeing online about a possible upcoming women’s strike. Time to stock up on posterboard and sharpies, perhaps?