It’s Friday and all week long (once again), our Facebook feeds have been saturated with headlines about he who shall not be named and the terrible things that have happened in these first three weeks. It’s been a particularly tough one with nominations, which I will get around to. But first, let’s take a look at some of the badass ways ladies are contributing to society with their full-fledged existence and resistance.
On Monday, Ava DuVernay started off her week by dishing the real talk about the Oscars and the film industry.
Patricia Garcia, Vogue
A small group of revolutionaries including Linda Martín Alcoff, Rasmea Yousef Odeh and Angela Davis announced plans for a nationwide women’s strike focused on “feminism for the 99%.”
NYC-based besties celebrate Latinas in a rad photography project, and of course you know I’m all about this.
Christina Noriega, Remezcla
Okay, I will not avoid this any longer.
The Editorial Board, New York Times
Still, we have our ways of bouncing back from what’s happening in Washington.
Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post
A powerful read from a fellow Southern lady about what we must learn from black transwomen and why trickle-down activism needs to go:
Ace Portis, The Huffington Post
“When a woman reports gender violence, they don’t listen, but when a woman shows her breasts they send so many police.”
The Falcons’ loss had me feeling the punch of the election all over again, but at least Gaga killed us with her Super Bowl performance and then killed the haters.
Gil Kaufman, Billboard
Warnings from an Iranian refugee:
Ari Honarvar, The Establishment (Medium.com)
About those awesome illustrations featuring Cinderella’s evil stepsisters as Planned Parenthood picketers:
Casandra Armour, Paste Magazine
Nevertheless, she persisted. #Warren2020
My favorite punk pals released their debut album!
A historical analysis of how harmful it is to be shamed for embracing our natural state:
Nadine Ajaka, The Atlantic
If comics are your thing, we’ve got good news for you.
Elyse Wanshel, The Huffington Post
Another example of why black women need more lead roles ASAP:
Aisha Harris, Slate
Isabella Gomez is a second-year Journalism student at Georgia State University. She is also pursuing a double minor in Film & Video and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A native of Venezuela, she will probably speak faster than you can understand in either English or Spanish, but will happily oblige if you ask her to slow down. Apart from going to school, Isabella enjoys fighting the stigmas surrounding menstruation, binge-watching movies and TV shows, awkwardly dancing at concerts, and hula-hooping. Follow her on twitter @isabellephant