Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o Are Teaming Up In The Woman King, And We Can’t Wait To See It
The Oscar-winning duo will star as mother and daughter in The Woman King, which is inspired by the true story of an all-woman African military unit in the 18th and 19th century. Ready to see Davis and Nyong’o fight off some French invaders? We certainly are. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
Amandla Stenberg Turned Down Black Panther To Give Space To Darker-Skinned Actors
Amandla Stenberg recently revealed that she took herself out of the running for a Black Panther role so that a darker-skinned actress could play the part. “That was really challenging, to make that decision, but I have no regrets,” Stenberg said. “I recognize 100 percent that there are spaces that I should not take up.” Read more at Vulture.
Tammy Duckworth: Having A Baby Shouldn’t Stop Me From Voting In The Senate
Tammy Duckworth, the first person to ever give birth as a sitting senator, has a problem: the Senate’s current rules will keep her from voting while she’s on maternity leave. But she's not going to let that happen. Read more at Vox.
WHO Releases New Guidelines Encouraging Doctors To Respect Women’s Choices
The WHO recently released new childbirth guidelines, telling doctors to respect women’s choices on pain management, delivery position, and companionship. They also reversed a decades-long misconception that a slow labor is a dangerous labor, which means that women can now wait longer before receiving a c-section or delivery inducing drugs (but only if they choose to do so). Read more at NPR.
A Vatican Magazine Tells Catholic Church To Stop Treating Nuns Like “Lowly Servants”
In a remarkable display of boldness, the Vatican-based magazine Women, Church, World implored men of the church to start treating nuns with respect, and stop making them do lowly domestic chores unrelated to their theological development. Read more at The Guardian.
Today in terrible men:
Alex Jones, founder of the alt-right platform Infowars, was accused of sexual harassment, racism, and anti-semitism. Read more at The New York Daily News.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Nick Miccarelli was accused of sexually and physically assaulting two women. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was indicted yesterday on a felony invasion of privacy charge, after he allegedly took a non-consensual sexual photo of a woman during an extramarital affair. Read more at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
A Washington state woman filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines after she was allegedly groped on a flight from Seattle to Amsterdam. She says that although she was allowed to change seats, the crew eventually asked her to move back to the seat next to her assailant and failed to report the incident to law enforcement. Read more at The Seattle Times.
A private prison transport officer was detained Tuesday for allegedly assaulting an inmate during transport — but an FBI agent has suggested that there could be over 100 other victims. Read more at Arkansas Online.
The FBI has opened an internal investigation into their handling of the Larry Nassar investigation. Multiple gymnasts filed complaints as early as 2015, but Nassar was not investigated for more than a year — and the FBI wants to find out why. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.
This article was published on March 2nd, 2018.
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Victoria Albert is a Boston-born graduate journalism student. She covers reproductive justice, health policy, and feminism, and has written for In These Times and Alternet. She tweets at @victoria_alb3.