The Nugs: Your Internet Privacy is Up For Grabs + Loving Your Stretchmarks

 

On this day, in 1776 – Abigail Adams writes to her husband John, who is helping to frame the Declaration of Independence, and lays it down: “Remember the ladies…”
 

  • Fortune has mapped out the median income for millennials across the U.S. Typical Baby-Boomer snark about entitlement aside, it’s a pretty interesting visualization of income in America.

 

  • If a current draft law is passed, Italy may soon become the first Western country to offer women "menstrual leave," or three days paid leave each month to women who have problems with painful periods.

 

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  • This week was also chock full of stories of The Patriarchy policing women’s appearances—from Bill O’Reilly mocking Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ hair to United airlines telling teen girls their leggings were inappropriate dress.

 

  • The Washington Post ran an article reminding everyone about Mike Pence’s weird rule that he “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side,” which seems to imply that women are some sort of sexual temptresses not to be trusted alone with a man, rather than just a female colleague or employee. As Vox points out, employers with policies like this also might violate Title VII.

 

 

BUST / Nadya Wasylko

BUST / Nadya Wasylko

  • In BUST’s April/May 2017 cover story, Solange talks about her upbringing in her mom’s salon, her womanist awakening, her experiences as a black woman in the music industry, and of course, her incredible album A Seat At The Table.

 

 

  • Continuing to tease his upcoming album, Kendrick Lamar released a single and music video for the track “HUMBLE.” yesterday, which dropped a powerful line and visual moment about women’s natural beauty:

I'm so fuckin' sick and tired of the Photoshop /
Show me somethin' natural like afro on Richard Pryor /
Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretchmarks”

Thanks, K-Dot. At least one dude gets it.

 

  • To put you in the best mood for the upcoming weekend: This little girl mistook an abandoned water heater on the side of the road for a lovable, huggable robot. And the Internet came out hard in support of this 8-year-old girl who went on a run after her crush called her fat, and then whipped out a Rice Krispies treat at the end to reward herself for her hard work (an idea which I am absolutely stealing for my next workout).

 
Buzzsophia amoruso