We took a bit of a break and we are back with your fave: THE NEWS ROOM.
Here is a bit of a review of what happened over the last couple of weeks while we were gone.
- Still waiting for Trump’s campaign to be a really cruel joke (like a really bad one)
- Several incidents of protester assaults at Trump rallies like Chicago and pepper spraying in Kansas
- He continues to win primaries… What does this say about the country’s ideology as a whole?
- President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for Supreme Court Justice. He is considered a moderate and many think this is a calculated move on the administration’s part to force conservatives to approve the nomination because of the neutral candidate.
- Texas Abortion Law is officially being heard by the Supreme Court. Many are fearful of the case returning back to lower courts, being remanded, or even resulting in a temporary continuation of the law due to a equal split decision. But the shining light: the issue is being addressed and we have feminist friends like the Notorious RBG speaking up for all of us.
- Kim Kardashian posted another nude photo *yawns* Many celebrities bashed her again for it. But an interesting conversation resulted from Amber Rose taking Kim’s defense. Rose discussed how their images as sex workers opens up conversation for slut shaming and criticism as mothers. She compared their status to Beyonce’s choreography and the internet blew up. Her argument: Kim and herself are judged because she is perceived to be talentless while, Beyonce’s talent lends her a platform for freedom of expression and not as much criticism. The Beyhive attacked. Many eyebrows were raised because marginalization is marginalization. Let’s not size up our oppression in comparison to others.
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- Michelle Obama collaborated with Queen Latifah, Missy Elliot and many others on a song advocating for women’s education “This is for My Girls”. All proceeds go towards Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Fund. She used strong female-identifying figures to express the importance of a woman’s education globally.
- Michelle Obama also announced that she will not run for president *quietly sobs* I am not happy about this. Michelle Obama is a strong role model for women and she would have had my vote!
- Hillary Clinton appeared on Broad City this week. Although I’m not say #HilYes at the moment, I say YAS to her cameo. It is a big deal because Broad City is like feminist candy. I cannot get enough of it but ironically good for me.
- Also, colleges have been polled as “more or less proved that the last gasp of Millennials and the first wave on Gen Z-ers are organizing for social causes—and in turn, they’re changing the very makeup of their campuses.” YASS for students making a difference in the communities!
All in all, this has been an interesting couple of weeks. See you next Thursday for the Newsroom, Feminist Friends!
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