Girls Just Wanna Have Fun[damental] Rights

This past weekend, approximately 3.2 million women and men marched to show their support for women’s rights. Marches happened all across the globe just a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The women’s march was much more peaceful than the protests during Friday’s inauguration. This video shows the massive crowds that gathered.

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The message of the participants this weekend was clear: this is just the beginning. Women’s groups plan to keep the momentum going post march. This weekend’s activities were an important cultural moment in history that showed people can be united and empowered. But there is still a long road ahead. Being a feminist today has become somewhat “trendy”, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Personally, I think it’s helping to spread the feelings and beliefs that many people share. Women should have the right to choose what’s appropriate for their bodies, have access to the health care systems,  be treated equal to men, and to show unity with individuals around the world who are also frustrated. I hope that this march creates a movement that lasts longer than a four-year presidential term.

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To end on a high note here is Madonna dropping a causal three f-bombs on live t.v. during the Women’s March in Washington D.C.

Cheers to all the nasty women who marched! xo

Slay Meryl, Slay!

If you watched the 74th Golden Globes last night you saw who was honored the best in film and television in 2016 and the hottest looks of the red carpet. But the real highlight of the night was when Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award for a lifetime of notable work in the industry. The legendary actress used her spotlight to make a not so subtle attack on US President-elect Donald Trump…

“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.” (referring to this video)

Meryl was of course criticized by some for her choice to bring politics to the awards show, but the room full of celebs laughed and applauded her speech, as well as many praising her on social media. In my eyes, her speech made her even more iconic. Slay!