The Week in Girlboss News: The Williams Sisters' Epic Tennis Duel + Clapping Back at Trump Cont'd
On this day: In 1946, Nedra Talley Ross (left), one third of the ‘60s pop supergroup The Ronettes, was born. Their 1963 single “Be My Baby” is one of the greatest-of-all-time songs to dance around to when you’re home alone, and in 2007, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Also, #beehivegoals.)
- If you missed coverage of the Women’s March on Washington last Saturday, here are a bunch of rad photos taken by female photographers. Also, catch up on our dispatch from the sister march in Los Angeles here.
- RIP, Mary Tyler Moore. Her show was one of the first mainstream depictions of a working woman as a lead character on television, and her warm wit would go on to inspire generations of comedians and actresses to come. Behind the scenes, her show employed 25 women on its writing staff of 75, which is still a long way from ideal, sure, but was unprecedented at the time.
- If three hours of two people hitting a ball back and forth isn’t normally your thing, you might want to reconsider just for this weekend: Venus and Serena Williams, 36 and 35 respectively, are facing off in the Australian Open finals. Serena is competing for her 23rd Grand Slam title and also to become the winningest tennis-baller in Australia ever, male or female. For Venus, a victory would mark her first Grand Slam win in eight and half years. Talk about high-stakes sister drama!
- Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of the best-selling feminist manifesto Lean In, was criticized sharply by a Silicon Valley publication for her lack of public commentary in support of the Women’s March. But she did speak out publicly against Donald Trump’s international gag order on abortion. And now many women are asking: What do we make of her actions (or lack thereof) as much of Silicon Valley is cozying up to Trump?
- And speaking of Trump’s gag order: A group of French feminists clapped back with a satirical meme showing a group of women gathered around a photoshopped Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office signing a bill that bans male ejaculation outside of attempts at procreation. Zing!