Braometer: Women’s News in Brief

by Solange Castellar

“My mom is a double whammy—she’s a PEZ dispenser and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame now. Momma, you’ve made it.”

Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, at her mom’s posthumous Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

“I’m not going back. These kids don’t know what it was like then, what we had to go through, how we had to fight. Somebody’s gotta light a fire under their ass and get them up and going.”

Stonewall veteran Miss Major on fighting for trans rights, on The 19th 

“I’ve heard stories about other Asian actresses feeling really competitive with each other, feeling like there’s only room for one. I think that sentiment is going away. There’s certainly room for more than one, and I hope it means more marginalized people feel like they can do art and reach a community that it means something to.”

Joy Ride’s Sabrina Wu on Insider

“How they plead poverty, that they’re losing money left and right—while giving hundreds of millions of dollars to their CEOs. It is disgusting. Shame on them.”

SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher at a press conference addressing her union’s negotiations with streaming companies

“Today, the world finally knows the truth. This victory is not just for me but for every woman who has suffered because she was not believed.”

E. Jean Carroll’s public statement after winning her sexual assault and defamation case against Donald Trump 

Stats: 337

Millions of dollars Barbie grossed on opening weekend, the most ever for a female-directed film. 

15 – Number of individual career gold medals swimmer Katie Ledecky has won at the World Aquatic Championships, tying her with Michael Phelps for the most in history.

40 – Percentage of surveyed female workers who say working with first-time managers makes them want to quit their jobs. 

15 – Percentage of women ages 40 to 65, according to the Mayo Clinic, who have had to either miss work or cut back on work hours due to menopause symptoms. 

Good News/Bad News

Good News: Taylor Swift concertgoers have boosted the U.S. economy by creating the “TSwift Lift” since she went on tour. Hotel revenues are up, and Swift is expected to generate $1.4 billion in ticket sales.

Bad News: Excited fans who do not want to miss a second of the Eras Tour have taken to TikTok to compare notes on their use of adult diapers during the show.

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