In 2018 women continue to make waves with their achievements. Over the weekend, American runner, Desi Linden crushed the 2018 Boston Marathon being the first woman since 1985 to win the race. And not only that, 7 U.S. women finished in the top 10 of the epic race, including female runner Shalane Flanagan, who was favored to win but placed 6th.
Comedy Central’s feminist comedy juggernaut “Broad City” will come to an end when it airs it’s fifth and final season in early 2019. The comedy duo behind the show, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer won’t be leaving fans high and dry. The two signed a first-look television deal with Comedy Central parent company Viacom that already has three projects in the works with Comedy Central.
Iconic underwear brand Victoria’s Secret debuted their runway show in 1993, over 23 years ago and a lot has changed since then. Including, leading campaigns that are more inclusive in the world of fashion. However, VS has famously struggled with casting models who are women of color and more recently, trans. Trans model and activist, Leyna Bloom wants to change this by becoming the brand’s first trans WOC to ever walk the iconic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.
It’s only been a month since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students staged a nationwide protest to put an end to gun violence.
Classrooms disbanded and students stood up and walked out of their classrooms in unprecedented numbers that haven’t been seen since the Vietnam War protests in the late 1960s.
To celebrate International Women’s Day this year Barbie’s manufacturer Mattel Inc., decided to dropped their latest line of dolls they’re calling “Inspiring Women.”
The line includes tributes to the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart, NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson and iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo…but not everyone is pleased with Mattel’s designer depiction of these iconic women.
Hollywood does this fun trick where it picks and chooses from popular forward thinking topics so that it looks like it isn’t run exclusively by white men and (some) women. Which is why this years 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was so interesting. It was an awards show poised as both an apology for not only an industry that exhibits exclusionary behavior buy predatory too.
To offset everything the #MeToo movement brought up this years Oscars tried to prove Hollywood is finally woke, dammit. And to set this message home, many of Hollywood’s biggest names came forth with a variety of messages. One of the biggest messages sent was by Frances McDormand at the end of her acceptance speech for best actress in “3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” with a mic drop that not everyone understood:
“We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Invite us into your office in a couple of days, or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we’ll tell you all about them. have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider.”
Monday, punk protest group, Pussy Riot, tweeted that two of their members–Olga Borisova and Sasha Sofeyev–have been located after going missing while traveling from the Crimean Peninsula to Moscow.