The Week in Girlboss News: Women Lead the Resistance + Pregnoncé Times Two
On this day: In 1995, Eileen Collins, became the first female astronaut to pilot a space shuttle mission with the Discovery’s rendezvous with the Russian space station Mir.
- In response to reports that President Trump requested all his female staffers “dress like women,” and that as a result, they felt compelled to wear more dresses, Twitter is having a field day. They’ve taken it upon themselves to show him what “dressing like a woman” really means (spoiler alert: women will wear whatever they damn well please).
- Sally Yates, the former acting Attorney General appointed by President Obama, ordered the Department of Justice to stand down after President Trump’s immigration ban. She was fired by him a few hours later and has since been nominated for a John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
- And speaking of badass judges: Four of the five that have thus far issued orders to oppose the ban are women: Ann Donnelly of Brooklyn, New York, issued a nationwide stay; Leonie Brinkema of Virginia issued a temporary restraining order; and seven-day restraining orders were issued by Boston judge Allison Burroughs and magistrate judge Judith Dein.
- Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is the only senator to vote “no” on four out of five of Trump’s cabinet picks. She’s also been a vocal advocate of not repealing the Affordable Care Act. In other words, she DGAF about being put on Trump’s shit list.
- There’s no way a person with an Internet connection could’ve missed the Beyoncé pregnancy photos, but just in case you want to revisit the blessing the cosmos have conspired to give us...