Is it just me, or has this week hit especially hard for women’s politics? Maybe it’s always like this, but I’m feeling a little extra sore after seeing all of the war 45 keeps perpetuating (overseas and at home). We’ll get to some of these specifics later, but first let’s look at some of the ways women are still saving the world. Keep organizing, keep collaborating, keep strengthening communities. We got this.
Let’s start off with this dope anthem to help us cleanse our energy for the week.
Sola Akinlana, The FADER
The week started off with good news for Planned Parenthood. Now more than ever, fundraising is crucial to lessen the blow Trump delivered yesterday.
Andrew Flanagan, NPR
The blow mentioned above.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, The New York Times
These stories are SO important right now. The Georgia Legislature has been passing some predatory legislation against immigrants and DACA students specifically. We have to keep showing them what we’re worth.
Yara Simón, Remezcla
This show is my current obsession. Read up and then go binge watch in bed with a cup of tea.
Sandra Song, TeenVogue
Let’s talk about sex. Actually, maybe just read about it. Here’s something to add to your list.
Reina Gattuso, Feministing
A heartbreaking read about the effects of HB2 in North Carolina:
Lara Americo, as told to Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones
But also an interview with an avid activist in the state that looks into what’s being done to combat this legislation and way of thinking:
Sarah Jaffe, Truthout
In Iowa, Kim Weaver is getting ready to hopefully partake in a much-needed revamping of Congress.
Danielle Corcione, The Establishment
Our thoughts and condolences are with the Justice’s family. Justice needs to be served for this horrendous hate crime.
Melanie Eversley, USA Today
An amazing program that teaches how to take back our own healthcare and create a more comfortable experience at the gynecologist:
Olivia Gordon, Broadly
Yay for uncovering the badass history and contributions of women!
Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian Magazine
Advice on how to reach the top while empowering other women in a male-dominated field:
Julie Kinch, Fortune
And an analysis of how this works within the classical musical industry:
William Robin, The New Yorker
Finally, to wrap up this week’s news we have the trailer for an upcoming documentary to watch and look out for.
Bobby Finger, Jezebel
P.S. If you are interested in calling Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to oppose the anti-immigration bills that have been passed, read more here.