The new Wonder Woman is here, Dirty Dancing = abortion (not the actual dancing, but the movie), the lives of child brides, ruminations on Hillary Clinton, a tradition of disrupting Pride, and much more. It’s your week’s worth of women in the news.
First up, a young high school graduate tries to unify the women of color in her graduation speech as salutatorian, but the school is accusing her of “defiance,” for Christ’s sake.
Emileigh Forrester, WALB
Now, go see Wonder Woman! And forget about all of those dumb jerks angry about an all-woman screening.
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jezebel
Another movie in the news!
Kaitlin Menza, Harper’s Bazaar
The brutal details of child marriage.
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
“Bigotry is rarely as simple as we’d like to believe.”
Jen Richards, NEWNOWNEXT
A chapter closes in the story of a terrible murder.
Ellen Eldridge, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Now, black swimmers can look out for Cape Town-based mama and photographer Nomvuyo Treffers’s Swimma Caps.”
Eye Candy, Afropunk
“She is not my hero. And that is precisely the reason why I support her.”
Ginger Murray, Medium
More on Clinton . . .
Rebecca Traister, The Cut
Texas is trying to work around the recent Supreme Court ruling.
Renuka Rayasam, Politico
“Pride history is full of traditions of queer and trans folks on the margins organizing to disrupt Pride parades and festivals for their corporatization, heavy police presence, and overall failure to support and uplift queer and trans youth of color, many facing homelessness and criminalization in supposedly LGBTQ-friendly communities.”
Monica Trinidad and Angela Peoples, Get Equal
“The protests left me feeling more invisible than ever.”
Jody Allard, The Establishment
Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim on a new outlook on war journalism.
On the Media, WNYC