Goodbye, Broad City
Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson recently announced that the show will be ending after it’s fifth season in early 2019. But fear not, Broad City fans: the duo has a first-look deal with Viacom, and a bevy of hilarious feminist projects in the works. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
Cardi B’s Album Has A Record-Breaking Week
Cardi B’s new album, Invasion of Privacy, was streamed over 100 million times on Apple Music in its first week. Invasion of Privacy shattered the previous record for female artists (held by Taylor Swift’s Reputation), and became the Apple Music’s fifth most streamed album of all time, which is extremely rare for debut albums. Congratulations, Queen Cardi. We can’t wait to see what you do next. Read more at The Verge.
James Comey Did Not Enjoy Discussing The Pee-Tape With Trump
In his first TV appearance promoting his new memoir, former FBI director James Comey described the discomfort he felt while discussing the alleged pee tape with the then-President elect.
“I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current president of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013,” Comey told George Stephanopoulos. “It’s possible, but I don’t know.” Read the full story at The Huffington Post.
Thailand’s #MeToo: #Don’tTellMeHowToDress
After the Thai government told women that they should “dress conservatively” to avoid sexual harassment during celebrations of a cultural festival, Thai-American model Cindy Bishop fired back with #Don’tTellMeHowToDress--reminding us, once again, that women should not be blamed for men harassing them. Read more at Bloomberg.
Canada’s Child Porn Survivors: “I Have A Right To Be Named”
Adult survivors of child pornography cases are fighting to change a Canadian press law that forbids publications from publishing their names. They argue that the law, designed to protect survivors of abuse and pornography from unwanted press, does not currently acknowledge the rights of adult survivors who want to share their story. Read more about their fight at CBC.
Denver Inmate Accuses Colorado DOC Of Using Her As Sexual Assault Bait--And Then Letting Her Abuser Go
Susan Ullery, former inmate at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, is suing Colorado Department of Corrections Officials for using her as “human bait” to catch an officer repeatedly accused of sexual abuse. After officials allowed the officer to grope and harass her for three minutes while she was wearing a wire, Ullery says, they allowed the officer to resign and refused to press criminal charges. Read her full story at The Denver Post.
This Canadian Girl Had The Perfect Response To Slut-Shaming Bullies
When 9th grader Kailey Kukkola walked into the bathroom at her high school, she saw that someone had scrawled “Kailey Kukkola is a disgusting, flat, ugly slut” on the wall. But Kukkola didn’t cry or cross it out--instead, she put it on a t-shirt, and wore that shirt to school the next day.
"I just wanted to show the person that I don't care," she told CBC. "They're just words and they shouldn't matter that much." Read the rest of her inspiring story at CBC.
Here’s The Trailer For Ocean’s 8: The Feminist Reboot We’ve Always Wanted
All hail Sandra Bullock, star of Ocean’s Eleven’s feminist reboot Ocean’s 8. 8 reimagines the capers of the famous Eleven cast as an all-female job, featuring the likes of Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, and Mindy Kaling. Check out the trailer here, and read more at The Verge.
Homeless Girl Scout Troop Sells Thousands Of Boxes In NYC
New York City’s Troop 6000, the city’s first official troop for homeless girls, has exceeded all expectations for cookie sales. The girls initially planned to sell 6,000 cookies — but after reaching that goal this Wednesday, they decided to double it. Read their heartwarming full story at Today, and if you’re in New York, get down to Union Square and buy some cookies.
This article was posted on April 13, 2018.
Photo credit: screen capture from Broad City
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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.