Some stories that caught our eye this week:
I’m a Minister and a Mother—and I Had an Abortion Decisions about whether and when to grow one’s family carry the deepest meaning, and religious women make this decision in conversation with God, just as we do every decision.
When our (white) feminist heroes fail us: on “notorious RBG” and Colin Kaepernick “Let’s reevaluate the pedestal we put our feminist heroes on and demand that they do the constant work of allying their version of feminism with the fight against racial injustice.”
After FIFA lifts hijab ban, Muslim women soccer players hit the field “The optics of Muslim women charging out onto the pitch to the sounds of adoring crowds filled with Arab girls and women was striking.”
Life Advice From the Girl in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” Music Video
Some news stories that caught our eye this week:
Michelle Obama at Black Girls Rock!: “I decided that I wasn’t bossy, I was confident and strong. I wasn’t loud, I was a young woman with something important to say and when I looked in the mirror I saw a tall, beautiful and smart black girl.… and that’s what I want for you.”
Munira Khalif, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League universities: “My grandfather was a very revolutionary man in that he not only wanted to educate his sons, but also his daughters. My mom got that opportunity and passed that opportunity on to me. It put me in a position where I thought I had to give back.”
Who should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, or Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller?