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There are no musicians on the incredible new cover of Rolling Stone– instead, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Jahana Hayes and Rep. Ilhan Omar are pictured arm-in-arm and beaming at the camera, in the magazine’s Women Shaping the Future issue.
Their actions over the past two days alone prove they deserve the moment: before AOC’s razor-sharp interrogation of Michael Cohen at yesterday’s bombshell hearing, she somehow also found time to wipe out Ivanka Trump in a fierce Twitter battle over her economic positions (choice quote: “As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life…”)
While that was going on, Speaker Pelosi was asking her Republicans colleagues a question they couldn’t answer: “Is your oath of office to the U.S. constitution, or to Donald Trump?”
A FIGHTER GOES HOME
Somali refugee Ifrah Ahmed became a victim of female genital mutilation at just eight years old.
Having been granted refugee status by Ireland, Ahmed, now 30, returned to her ravaged homeland to fight a practice which affects 98 percent of Somali women. The new movie, A Girl From Mogadishu,follows her journey from refugee to activist.
“I can’t change what happened to me”, Ahmed said in Dublin this month, “but I don’t want any other girl to go through it.”
On April 2nd, Chicago will name its first ever black female mayor. But who will it be?
After seeing off the 12 other candidates hoping to replace Rahm Emanuel, Lori Lightfoot (who received 17 percent of the vote) and Toni Preckwinkle (who received 16 percent) will face each other in April’s runoff election — the result of which will be cause for celebration, either way.
THE SECOND SHIFT
Overworked professional women are more likely to suffer from depression than men who work the same hours, according to new data from a longitudinal study Understanding Society.
This is in part, the study finds, because women face a “double burden” of domestic chores to deal with when they finally get home from long hours of clearing up messes at the office.
AND THERE’S MORE
The women of Star Wars become more and more undressed as the plot develops. The data was found by researchers Mary King and Jessica Ridgway, who we love just for thinking to look into it.
The only light moment in Michael Cohen’s hearing yesterday came when he was reminded about Women for Cohen, a Twitter account (that still exists) established by his PR-firm to present him as “handsome” and “sexy.”
The New York Review of Books has named Emily Greenhouse as its new co-editor – and in a sign of progress, not one piece of coverage mentioned her being heavily pregnant in the announcement photo.
Emma Thompson expanded on her decision to quit a film set after the appointment of studio exec John Lasseter, asking in a letter to the studio: “If a man has been touching women inappropriately for decades, why would a woman want to work for him?”
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