News Recap (4/8-4/22)

First off, we may have taken a break, but it’s time to get back into knowing what’s going in the world. So, here’s your bi-weekly news reminder about the world:

 

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Feminist by Choice   

Woman protestor for Cosby

Fighting the patriarchy will never stop and none of these women will either. After the Bill Cosby trial, women have been up in arms about the injustice. One woman even painted ‘Women’s Lives Matter’ on her body along with the names of Cosby’s alleged victims.

PINKTAX

Imagine being taxed on hygienic problems, because they’re considered luxury items. Well, welcome to the world of women, where woman pay more for necessities than men. Lately, it’s becoming more of a huge topic for protest and change. So, what do you think: should we get charged for razors and tampons?

China job ads

Large controversy has become prevalent in China’s modern society with job advertising claiming ‘men only' or ‘men preferred.’ With the risqué ads and patriarchal underlines, it deems women as less capable. With a country so advanced like China, who would’ve thought they’d continue to put women in a bad light in 2018?

 

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Badass Women of the Week

Norwegian moms knitting scarves

Many mothers in Norway knit baby clothes for Afghan children, already making over 100 pieces. Mothers dedicating their time to help other children, in such a creative way is exactly what 2018 needs.

Anne Forer Pyne

An early feminist, hippie bound on a quest to enlighten women will never be forgotten. Even with her passing on March 30, her phrasing of the “consciousness raising” awoke women from their oppression even to this day.

Ava Barash

Thirteen-year-old Ava Barash, an aspiring fashion designer, donated all her money, even all of her bat mitzvah money, to an organization called Humans of Fashion Foundation. All of the money goes to helping create a safe space for sexual violence members of the fashion community. Only 13 and already giving her part? Absolute badass.

 

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Pop Culture Now

Smallville star arrested for sex trafficking

In case you haven’t heard, ‘Smallville’ actress, Allison Mack, has been charged with sex trafficking. Earlier in the week, many allegations came to light of Mack,  trafficking women to a false self-help group. This front made women vulnerable enough for Mack to allegedly blackmail them for sex with the cult leader and many more.

Harley Quinn director is a first

The Marvel girl power film we’ve all been dying to see: the new Harley Quinn movie. It’s coming in motion, because now, they chose a director, Cathy Yan. Not only is she a badass, but she’s the first women to direct a major motion superhero film. Who better to direct a movie on badass Marvel heroes/villains, than a badass herself?

New music on the way in the next upcoming weeks, and we can barely contain our excitement. The following artists have told the media that new music is about to drop, and so will our jaws:

  • Nicki Minaj
  • The 1975
  • Kanye West
  • Zayn Malik

 

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Beauty, Fashion, and Everything in between

KKW New Collection

Have you heard of Glam Masters? Well if you haven’t, it’s the Project Runway for makeup junkies everywhere. And this season, Argenis Pinal not only won, but is starting a collection for KKW Beauty. The subject of the collection: eyeshadow sticks or, Crème Color Sticks. At Beauty Con, five different pigmented colors are taking over the beauty scene. Will you be spending your next pay check on it?

Cardi B designing?!

Cardi B: a woman who has not only taken over the music industry, but our playlists and hearts. Soon, she’s taking over the fashion world. Now it's no secret she adores the company Fashion Nova. For all you other fans of Fashion Nova, they’re collaborating for a collection. Cardi B is bringing a little ‘something-something’ with the new collection, and we can’t wait.

Target bringing diversity in Makeup

Target recently launched a new plan, or their beauty products called “A Bullseye View.” What does this mean? Well, Target is introducing a multitude of brands and products geared towards darker skin tones, on May 20. Some brands like Coloured Raine, Rebelde, and Violet Voss will be a part of the mass release— and this is all just another reason to love Target.

 

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News No one talks about:

Indonesian President set to ban child marriage

President Jokowi of Indonesia is committed to ending child marriage. UNICEF reports over 14% of girls in Indonesia are married before 18, and it’s about time they stand up to it. But after multiple meetings and decisions, the plan is finally underway and we can’t wait.

Lebanon steps for refugee children

To keep the good news rolling, Lebanon has put out a mass regulation for all children to maintain legal status and giving temporary legal status to teenagers. With this big step comes a new wave of building towards better countries, education, and unity.

Tobacco farm abuse

Tobacco has always been a prevalent issue for decades, but in Zimbabwe it’s continuing to be a problem. Tobacco farms have been facing deadly health consequences. Studies proven that workers aren’t provided with the right information to protect themselves from the chemicals. Both the harsh health risks and labor issues are becoming deadly to the workers and something needs to be done.

 

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Trend Alert

Plaid- To all my flannel loving girls out there, the season of plaid is upon us. Let’s raid everything that’s remotely plaid and look like the best lumberjacks this year.

Blue Eye Makeup- Yes, we all went through the dreaded blue eyeshadow up to our eyebrows phase in middle school, but times have changed, and so has this trend. It’s back in and we’re loving it.

Blinding, Hi-Shine Celestial Highlighters- Blinding the world with your highlighter is never out of style, but with the new season comes a new time for blinding everyone in sight.

Rose Quartz hair- Unicorn hair is a trend that’ll never go away, but let your hair be as colorful as the flowers outside.


Just because there are more news stories to ever keep track of, it doesn’t mean we can’t try to know and help the world.