Babies, Role Reversals and an Indian Dream Come True: Here’s What’s Trending in Social This Week

Babies, Role Reversals and an Indian Dream Come True:

Here’s What’s Trending in 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.

Catt Sadler Fights Equal Pay as she Leaves E! News

As the co-host of “Daily Pop” and “E! News,” Catt Sadler shares she had achieved her “dream job.” Yet, this week Sadler also shared that at this level she was not receiving equal pay in comparison to her male counterpart. After waiting months to ask for more money, only to be denied the equal pay, Sadler announced her departure from the network on the air. She has since been active across social media, grateful for the outcry of support from females, stating that she hopes this spotlight exit will bring attention to the grand problem of the gender pay gap.

Mindy Kaling Welcomes a Baby Girl

Last Friday, the actress gave birth to her first child and fans have been a buzz ever since tagging Kaling in relative memes, quotes and tweets sharing their excitement. Although we know the baby was named Katherine, taking her mother’s last name, Kaling has yet to reveal the baby’s father–an attest to her personal-private life that many stars claim to live by, but Kaling stays true to.

These Women Replacing Charlie Rose Speaks Volumes

Earlier this month, PBS announced that Christiane Amanpour would fill its 11 p.m. time slot, after former broadcaster Charlie Rose was accused of sexual assault. As Amanpour’s program aired last week, the network decided to air yet another woman in replacement of Rose, with its addition of Katty Kay. The Washington correspondent will air for the second half of Rose’s abandoned time slot, following Amanpour’s continued programming.

Role-Reversal Remake of Overboard Teases With a New Trailer

The 1987 original Overboard film stars Goldie Hawn as the damsel saved by Kurt Russell, however, in the remake with Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez, the roles are reversed, resulting in a mix of approval from the original film’s fans. The 2018 version has Derbez as the rich star who falls overboard and loses his memory, rescued instead, by Faris. A coincidence as a sign of the times that women don’t need to be saved? We’ll let you decide.

Khloe Kardashian Confirms Pregnancy

In this Instagram post full of gratitude, Khloe officially announces her pregnancy. After fans watched the Kardashian sister struggle with infertility issues for years on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, her news went viral with fans sharing videos of their tears of joy. The 33-year-old addresses her faith in God as he had “a plan all along,” not only in terms of her long-awaited pregnancy, but also in her new relationship with Tristan Thompson.

Women Launch Campaign to Raise Awareness of Sexual Harassment in UK’s Music Industry

Singer Chloe Howl, music manager Yasmin Lajoie, music supervisor Michelle de Vries as well as songwriter and journalist Helienne Lindvall joined forces to create The Stop 2018 campaign to “show respect for female artists.” From calls of action for managers to discourage provocative clothing and flirting with music executives to reminding the necessity of equal pay and reminding of equal opportunities for women artists, The Stop 2018 ends to aim the notorious silence in the UK music industry against predatory and bully behavior.

Meryl Streep Takes The High Road

After Rose McGowan took to Twitter to accuse “actresses, like Meryl Streep… wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest” as the problem that encourages sexual assault and harassment to be accepted.

Streep released a statement to address McGowan’s comments (and since-deleted tweet). Streep wrote a multi-faceted reply that included how it “hurt to be attacked” by McGowan, how she “did not know about Weinstein’s crimes,” how she “wasn’t deliberately silent” and also included an apology to McGowan. It was a tactful response and reminder that women are better when they support one another, with Streep concluding, “we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe.”

Belinda Bencic Climbs Her Way Back to the Top

The 20-year-old tennis star first made headlines as she entered the Top 10 at just 18-years-old. Yet after this accomplishment, Bencic faced back-to-back injuries that forced her on the sidelines in both 2016 and 2017 and placed her at No. 318 this September, far from her highest pre-injury ranking at No. 7. In the past three months, however, Bencic has made an epic comeback as she returned to the tour and has won 28 of 31 matches, with her most recent international clock-in at No. 74 — moving up 244 spots in three months.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Takes her Followers to India

This week, the actress took her “trip of a lifetime,” allowing for followers to peek inside her adventure with family by her side. This video shows Zeta-Jones hand-in-hand with Michael Douglas as they approach the Taj Mahal, with various other posts including a tiger safari, Zeta-Jones in glam in New Delhi, and a family shot showcasing her family all grown up, as well as some serious family getaway goals.  

The Guardian Spotlights All-Female Anti-Poaching Agency

In a series of images, The Guardian reveals the women of Zimbabwe’s anti-poaching unit who “hold the front line.” The photographs depict women training, behind guns, joking with one another, celebrating wins, and of course, coddling their babies–the work they balance with fighting for their country’s wildlife. The photo series showcases a side to anti-poaching that westerners may not realize is a gender-neutral, community effort in heavy poaching areas such as Zimbabwe.

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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