Small Victories: Issue 10


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We can’t think of a better way to begin than with this woman’s takedown of a fellow lawmaker in the European Parliament.


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Victories!

1. International Women’s Day became #daywithoutawoman, thanks to the Women’s March on Washington organizers. Women across the country went on strike, wore red, and spent their money at woman and minority-owned small businesses.

We love this recap—here are some highlights:

✊  Dozens of schools closed.

✊  The House Democratic Women’s Working Group staged a walk-out.

✊  The Cut and Teen Vogue, among others, didn’t publish anything.

✊  Hollywood offered support, and late night TV wasn’t as good without the women.

✊  New York  ✊  Los Angeles  ✊  Olympia  ✊  Pittsburgh  ✊  Port Huron

✊  San Jose  ✊  San Francisco  ✊  And more

2. People celebrated International Women’s Day around the world.

Here’s an amazing roundup of coverage:

✊  Mexico  ✊  Poland  ✊  Ireland  ✊  Tokyo  ✊  Brazil, Argentina, and Peru ✊  And more

3. The creative resistance continues during Women’s History Month:

🙌   A bookstore put the spotlight on women authors by turning male-authored books backward on their shelves.

🙌  IMDB created an “F For Female” rating to represent women in film.

🙌   Someone put up posters around NYC to remind people of Trump’s misogynist remarks.

🙌   A Brazilian football team and a Sweden’s soccer team supported women’s rights on the field. #believeinyourdamnself

🙌   A 12-year-old girl raised more than $2,000 for the ACLU by drawing everyday superheroes.

🙌   A Mexican-American artist is painting the border fence away.

🙌   Women are leading the resistance against Trump. Oh yeah!

4. Travel Ban 2.0 is out, and Hawaii isn’t having it. Washington, Massachusetts, New York, and Oregon just joined the fight too.

5. The new health care plan is also out, and the AARP, doctors, nurses, hospitals, and pretty much everyone—including a handful of Republicans—are standing up and speaking out against it.

But, this guy?! He’s gotta go.
#notafan

6. Yelp will follow the lead of apps like REFUGE Restrooms to help users find gender-neutral bathrooms.

7. After Amnesty International mobilized its members, ICE released a young mother with a brain tumor from detention so she can get medical treatment while her asylum claim is processed.

8. Look who showed up at a city council meeting!

“In this Trump era, here’s an opportunity to show everybody that local politics reigns supreme. We can make our corner of the world outstanding.”

9. A court ruled that New Orleans can remove Confederate monuments, and the Supreme Court ruled that jury deliberations don’t have the right to secrecy if the discussions involved racial bias.

10. In response to a racist incident, Chinese students at Columbia University released a powerful video that’s gone viral and inspired the school to create more videos in support of international students.

11. After women left work at 2:38pm to protest the gender pay gap back in October,  Iceland is taking measures to become the first country to require proof that women receive equal pay.

“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Alison & Stephanie


P.S.  Pups Against the Patriarchy 💕

P.P.S: Passing notes like this in class is okay by us 🙂

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