The Week in Girlboss News
On this day: In 1986, for the first time in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the top three spots were held by female solo acts: Cyndi Lauper's “True Colors,” Tina Turner's “Typical Male,” and Janet Jackson's “When I Think of You,” respectively.
- In protest of the wage gap, women in Iceland are leaving work 14% earlier than men.
// USA Today
- In Japan, more and more women are fighting to keep their surnames after marriage. // New York Times
- Weed tampons are a thing and these two women tried it. // Huffington Post
- Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (whose TED talk “We Should All Be Feminists” was sampled in Beyonce’s “Flawless”) is the new face of the Boots No7 campaign. // CNN
- Gina Marie Zuckerman, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, fought off a purse snatcher, and Hillary Clinton wrote her a letter in support of this badassery. // Jezebel
- Junko Tabei, the first woman to ever climb Mount Everest, passed away at age 77. // New York Times