A Feminist Fashion Week and Sexist Ads: Here’s What’s Trending This Week In Social

A Feminist Fashion Week and Sexist Ads:

Here’s What’s Trending This Week In Social

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

McKayla Maroney Garners Unexpected Support From Celebrity Community

In the midst of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse hearing this week, gymnast McKayla Maroney agreed to testify against her team’s former doctor but was met with resistance as a result of the non disclosure agreement Maroney signed with the USA Gymnastics Team. As it was revealed that Maroney may have to pay a $100,000 fine if she speaks out against Nassar, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to express her support for Maroney, saying she would be “absolutely honored to pay this fine for you [Maroney].” This sparked a domino-effect of support with TV producer Michael Schur saying he would “split it” with Teigen, before actress Kristen Bell hopped in saying, “I’ll 1/3 it with you guys” and actress Susan Sarandon continued with, “I’ll 1/4 it with you guys.” Another feel good story of women supporting women and ends with the $100,000 being revoked.

The Story of The Actress in Google’s Logo on Tuesday

In its efforts to reflect significant days on its homepage “Doodle”, this week Google dedicated its logo to Mexican actress Katy Jurado. Tuesday would have marked the actress’ 94th birthday and as she was remembered via the search engine, Jurado trended as the Internet searched to learn who she was. Jurado is recognized for her persistence to break into Hollywood from a family who didn’t support her acting goals and bravery for overcoming the language barrier to deliver lines in English before even learning the language. As a result of her filmography including more than 60 films, such as High Noon and Nosotros los Pobres, Jurado helped pave the way for Mexican actresses today.

Katy Jurado Doodle
Anna Kournikova and Enrique Iglesias Share First Photos of Month-Old Twins

After maintaining a somewhat private pregnancy, former professional tennis star Anna Kournikova and singer Enrique Iglesias introduced the world to their twins, Nicholas and Lucy, on social media this week. Although Kournikova gave birth last month, we didn’t get a glimpse of the babies until Tuesday when both Kournikova and Iglesias posted adorable images with each twin and the same caption of, “my sunshine.” #CoupleGoals

My Sunshine

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Remembering Mathilde Krim

On Monday, biologist Mathilde Krim passed away at the age of 91. The Italian-born biologist moved to the United States in the late 50s to study viruses and cancer, before dedicating her career to AIDS research, when the virus was recognized in the early 80s. Krim used her platform as an opportunity to lead the epidemic with science, as she worked to remove the negative connotations and fear around the disease, while simultaneously developing a treatment. 

NPR quotes Peter Staley, AIDS activist and author, to encompass Krim’s impact on not only the medical field, but also on humanity, “She recognized human nature for what it was–with all its faults and beautiful diversity–and she realized that using science and the traditional public health approach was the way to save lives.”

Rebecca Minkoff Trades in Fashion Week For New Platform

This year, designer Rebecca Minkoff opted to skip New York Fashion Week and focus on a platform for female empowerment by spotlighting inspiring women dressed in her spring collection. Minkoff will share the stories of 20 powerful females on her Instagram to support the messaging of the Women’s March, including members of the committee, as well as television commentator Gretchen Carlson, actress Zosia Mamet and fashion editor Zanna Roberts Rassi as outstanding supporters of the march. Minkoff supported her decision by saying, “at the end of the day, our brand is here to inspire women to lead a more fearless life…nothing is more important than women’s equality and women’s rights.”

Lana Del Rey Makes Billboard History

This week, the “Young and Beautiful” singer joined Adele and Carole King as the third female artist to have an album spend 300 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Billboard, Del Rey’s 2012 album, “Born to Die clocks its 300th frame on the latest tally (dated Jan. 20).” As Del Rey enters her 300th week, she’s at the 141st spot, leaving room for the album to continue its run on the charts. The indie-pop singer is in good company at the 300-week mark, with Carole King’s Tapestry at 318 weeks and Adele’s 21 at 359 weeks.

Middle Eastern Artist Spotlights Sexism in 1960s Advertisements

Beirut-born artist Eli Rezkallah released a series of 1960s advertisements, swapping out the male lead for females, as a way to showcase the defining “stereotypical gender roles” that existed during the peek of the advertising industry. The fine-art photographer, video director and creative director of Plastik Magazine released the first ad reversal on his Instagram, attributing the inspiration from a conversation he had with his uncles last Thanksgiving on women being “better off cooking, taking care of the kitchen, and fulfilling ‘their womanly duties.’” As he continued to release the reversed advertisements, Twitter picked up on the project, allowing Rezkallah and his work to trend throughout the week.

Condé Nast Announces Collaboration to Auction Off Golden Globe Dresses

“At Condé Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change,” said Condé Nast’s artistic director and editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, in a press release on Wednesday. The press release announced the company’s partnership with eBay to support the Time’s Up initiative by raising funds through an auction of the black dresses from this year’s Golden Globes. Actors such as Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek are donating their gowns to the auction, of which all funds will be donated to Time’s Up. Bidding begins January 19 and ends January 26.

Understanding BRCA Testing

As #brca trended on Twitter this week, BBC News released an article explaining the benefits of the genetic testing for all women, even if they aren’t considered as “at risk” patients. Using actress and activist Angelina Jolie’s case as an example, where she had her breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed due to her risk factor, the research team at Queen Mary University of London published that testing all women for the ‘Angelina Jolie gene’ “saves lives and is cost effective.” As the medical and research team work to implement testing for all women, Athena Lamnisos of The Eve Appeal says it is “an exciting step forward in prevention.”

Mandy Moore’s Secret to Hours in Stilettos

Following her interview in Coveteur earlier this month, this week on Snap news, Mandy Moore stood out with her attempt to solve stiletto pain once and for all. The “This Is Us” actress said that even though she tries to choose comfortable shoes, after hours in heels it can feel like she’s “walking on glass.” So, this year, Moore opted for a new way to avoid the pain per her stylist’s recommendation. “I’m trying some CBD oil on my feet,” said Moore on the oil made with cannabidiol compound. Has she solved the femme dilemma of the ages?

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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