Australia And A Meteor Shower: Here’s What’s Trending On Social This Week

Australia And A Meteor Shower: 

Here’s What’s Trending On Social This Week

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From Instagram to Twitter, these are some of this week’s trending posts to women, from women and about them.

Australian by Association, Miley Cyrus Celebrates Vote in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

This week, a bill was introduced to Australian Senate to legalize same-sex marriage and the response was overwhelming. A non-binding postal vote reflected 61.6 percent of Australians in favor of the proposed legislation with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying his government aims to officially pass the amendments in parliament before Christmas. As Australians took to the streets with colorful balloons and peaceful gatherings of celebration, celebrities–both Australian and not–used their platforms to show their support for Australia’s historic decision.

Remembering “The Dame of Dish” With Respect

On Sunday, renowned gossip columnist Liz Smith passed away at age 94. Since she bought a one-way ticket to New York in 1949, Smith dedicated her career to breaking stories on celebrities with authenticity and truth, rather than stories of speculation. Smith ended up becoming somewhat of a celebrity herself in her coverage of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, which landed her the Liz Smith column in The New York Daily News, and began her legacy. Although she reported on celebs, they respected her, with many tributes popping up across the Internet this week to honor her impact in the tabloid sphere.

A Saving Grace in Myanmar

Amidst media attention surrounding Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis with the Rohingya, 28-year-old Zahida Begum noticed the opportunity to help her homeland from abroad. Currently living in Bangladesh, the Myanmar-born Begum garnered assistance from friends and relatives across six countries, raising $4000 to send boats for her relatives and nearby villagers in late September, saving at least 400 people. Although the mainstream headlines have faded, it’s positive stories such as these revealed this week that contribute to the severity of the Rohingya crisis and the significance of continuing efforts to combat a crisis that is rooted in Myanmar’s history.

Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti Light Up Broadway

In its second week of previews, the star-studded show Meteor Shower topped Broadway’s box office at $1 M this week. Led by Amy Schumer and Laura Benanti, and produced by Steve Martin, Meteor Shower is expected to break the record at its venue of the Booth Theater. With the current record being held by The Elephant Man at $1.1 million. If you’re hopping on the bandwagon to catch a piece of the performance, expect to pay upward of $161 per seat and some wait time as full sellouts occur.

A Woman of Wonder: Gal Gadot

This week, Gal Gadot was trending for many reasons. As we entered the week, Gadot reported that she wouldn’t return for Wonder Woman 2 if Brett Ratner did amongst a series of allegations against the producer; Gadot confirmed later this week that Ratner wouldn’t be returning to the sequel. As she broke this news, she also shared that she was named GQ’s woman of the year–amongst three men–in the publication’s typical honoring as “men of the year.” GQ has named her Wonder Woman of the Year as she is one of four covers for the magazine’s December issue, discussing in her interview the role she plays in Hollywood as well as female recognition.

Roy Moore’s Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Evoke Strong Reaction from Ivanka Trump

In response to this week’s breaking allegations of Alabama Senator Roy Moore’s sexual misconduct toward teenagers in the 70s, Trump told the Associated Press, “There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.” Typically vigilant in her comments, reporters seemingly caught Trump off guard as she was in meetings all day and discovered the news. Although it seemingly emphasizes the work she does for children and empowering females, she did not take her comments so far as to call Moore to exit the Senate race.

Tiffany Haddish Takes Over SNL

For the first time in its 43 seasons, last weekend’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by a black female stand up comedian–Tiffany Haddish. The ‘Girls Trip’ actress sprinkled in personal anecdotes in between popular culture references, ranging from Trump’s hair to the Lion King and Cardi B. Although Haddish’s hosted appearance made history, she remained humble as any other host, sticking to her role and working the audience.

Hosting with Honor: Tracee Ellis Ross at the AMAs

For the first time, Blackish actress Tracee Ellis Ross is hosting this Sunday’s 2017 American Music Awards. Along with introducing some of the hottest names in music right now, Ross will also have the chance to honor her mother, Diana Ross, before a performance from the music icon herself.

Recently commended for her speech on authenticity and independence at Glamour’s 2017 Women of the Year Summit, this couldn’t come at a better time for the comedian, actress, and model to use the platform to continue to spread her powerful message alongside a night of entertainment.

Drake Speaks Up

In the past couple months that sexual assault and sexual misconduct have taken over the headlines, we’re used to seeing women standing up for each other in solidarity. This week, however, this post went viral as Drake interrupted his set to call out a male audience member groping women in the crowd. Drake threatened, “If you don’t stop touching girls, I’m gonna come out there and f**k you up, bruh.” It’s acts such as these that call attention to the most susceptible of situations–a crowded concert venue–emphasizing how this behavior is never ‘OK’ and you won’t get away with it.

Support From Robin Roberts Brings Puerto Rico back in the Headlines

Although recovery efforts are in full effect for the island devastated by Hurricane Irma and Maria, there is still a long road ahead, with many families and businesses needing assistance from overseas. Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts reminded us of this important message with her trip to Puerto Rico to document the road to recovery, promoting ways in which we can collaborate to help shorten and ease this journey.

Jillian Dara

Jillian grew up an island girl but converted to city style after living in Boston, London, Santiago, and now, NYC. She is a writer, editor and content creator with a desire to share stories in the lifestyle genre. With a particular focus on travel and profiles, she prides herself on sharing the most authentic story for those who aren’t able to share their own.

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