This Week In Real News: Women's Rights Edition
Happy Tuesday, Offended Millennials!
To continue the momentum of International Women's Day, I want to celebrate all of the amazing positive social change that women are spearheading this week:
Child Brides Are (Kinda) No Longer A Thing In Florida
Sherry Johnson Florida resident, was 11 when she was forced to marry her rapist. On Friday, she was hailed as a hero after the Legislature passed a bill prohibiting marriage for anyone under 17.
Gen Z Shows Us How It's Done
Stormy Refuses to be Shamed into Silence
Stormy Daniels is OWNING what it means to "be the other woman". As she says in Rolling Stone:
"We live in a capitalist society. I think if anyone, in any field, was approached and someone said, 'Hi! You know that job you are already doing? Would you like to do it next week for quadruple your normal pay?' Show me one person who would say no."
I've Got The Power
I'm ALMOST done reading The Power by Naomi Alderman. It's REALLY EMPOWERING Y'ALL. If only it weren't fantasy hehe. Pick up a copy, NOW! Here's a review... I plan on writing my own once I finish the damn thing myself.
Serena Shares Our Truth
Serena Williams stands up to doctors in support of women and minorities everywhere: HEY. YOU. AREN'T. LISTENING.
Canada: Woke As Ever
And lastly, Canada unveiled its new $10 bill this week that features one of the country's civil rights icons: Viola Desmond.