No More Grid Girls And A Fond Farewell To Janet Yellen: Here’s What’s Trending This Week In Social

No More Grid Girls And A Fond Farewell To Janet Yellen:

Here’s What’s Trending This Week In Social

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

Grammys 2018: Where Were the Women?

As Kesha’s performance reminded Sunday night’s viewers of her personal struggle with sexual assault, backed by a choir of women including, Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello and Julia Michaels, the show’s producer reminded viewers of the lack of women recognized for their work. With Alessia Cara as the only woman who was presented a solo award, the hashtag #GrammysSoMale quickly trended, suggesting the likes of Lorde and Taylor Swift who were snubbed from being recognized. When asked in a Variety interview about the trending tag, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow, said women, “need to step up because I think they would be welcome” which continued to fuel the #GrammysSoMale fire.

Mika Brzezinski Ends Live Interview With Michael Wolff

On Thursday morning, author Michael Wolff appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where co-host, Mika Brzezinski, questioned Wolff on his comments surrounding President Trump’s affair with U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. Wolff attempted to explain himself saying, “What I meant was: I found it puzzling she denied something she was not accused of.” To which Brzezinski replied, “You might be having a fun time playing a little game, dancing around this, but you’re slurring a woman. It’s disgraceful.” While Wolff spent a few more moments trying to defend his word choice, the interview didn’t last more than two minutes before Brzezinski cut to commercial break, saying Wolff was “done.”

Rodarte’s Fall 2018 Inspirational Lookbook

Although the collection stands out for breaking the silence on Kirsten Dunst’s rumored pregnancy–it’s officially offical!–the Fall 2018 lookbook is also a stunning showcase of women “that inspire us.” The portrait series features fresh faces, such as Reese Witherspoon’s 18-year-old daughter Ava Philippe; teenage R&B duo, Chloe and Halle Bailey; actress Tessa Thompson; and film director Gia Coppola.

No Longer Will Grid Girls Be Used at Formula 1 Races

Following last week’s announcement from the Professional Darts Corporation that walk-on girls would no longer be used, Formula 1 followed suit, revealing that ‘grid girls’ will no longer be used for the races. Grid girls were known for holding umbrellas, their driver name-boards amongst other promotional tasks. Although the managing director of commercial operations,

Sean Bratches explains the decision as a result of a “custom [that] does not resonate with our brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms,” former grid girls are protesting the decision, as some relied on this as their main income.

 

Women Dawn Hijabs for World Hijab Day

Five years ago, NY-resident Nazma Khan recognized February 1 as World Hijab Day, as a way to promote tolerance for the religious-wear amongst the international community. Her mission continues to be recognized as she strives to bridge the gap between non-Hijabi Muslims and non-Muslims to share in the experience of wearing a hijab for the day. This year, women showed their support, with the trending hashtag #WorldHijabDay.

Janet Yellen Leaves The Federal Reserve This Weekend

On Saturday, current Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, will be replaced by Jerome Powell. Appointed by the Obama Administration, Yellen was the first-ever woman Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve, as she oversaw “the biggest drop in unemployment of any Federal Chair in modern history,” and maintained an upward motion on the stock market. Although her success made Yellen stand out, President Trump first made the announcement that Yellen would be replaced back in November and has not gone back on his decision.

Georgina Chapman Cancels Show at NYFW

As co-founder of Marchesa, Chapman made the decision to pull her brand’s Fall 2018 runway show from this year’s New York Fashion Week, instead choosing to produce a digital presentation. The New York Post reported that Chapman said she, “couldn’t go through with it” as Chapman reportedly is not ready for the media accompanying the show. Chapman has avoided the spotlight since she announced the end of her 10-year marriage with Harvey Weinstein last fall, asking the media for privacy as she took care of her children amongst allegations against the disgraced director.

Leslie Jones Is Going to The Olympics

After she caught the attention of NBC Olympics with her live tweets during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Jones became an official NBC Olympics contributor–and now, she’s back! The Saturday Night Live actor is going to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, once again as an NBC contributor. This time, however, Jones won’t just be tweeting, as she will have access to digital media to cover live events and interview athletes. Official Coverage begins at the Opening Ceremony on February 9.

Caroline Wozniacki Wins Australian Open

Last Saturday, professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki took home her first grand slam at the Australian Open. The Danish champion has been striving toward this for more than 12 years, as she shares, “I’m never going to get that question – ‘when are you going to win a slam?’ – ever again. Now I’m just waiting for the question, ‘When are you going to win the second one?’” Wozniacki won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, over Simona Halep as she came back in after a medical time out, with a burst of determination and defense.

A dream come true!! @australianopen champion and new world #1 😘🏆

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Michelle Obama and Ellen Throw it Back to President Trump’s Inauguration Day

This week, Obama joined Ellen DeGeneres for her first show since leaving the White House. The two discussed Obama’s gift exchange with Melania Trump on Inauguration Day, when Obama wasn’t quite sure what to do with the gift. She told Ellen, “Well, there’s all this protocol… like a state visit, so they tell you that you’re going to do this, they’re going to stand here… so, I’m sort of like OK. What am I supposed to do with this gift?” She explained thAT her husband eventually took it off her and brought it inside before the photoshoot, and also shared it was a “lovely frame.”

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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