Teacher Appreciation And A Bourbon Boycott: Here’s What’s Trending On Social This Week

Teacher Appreciation And A Bourbon Boycott:

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.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Late Night Interview Gives Kimmel a Run For His Money

#jenniferlawrence and @kimkardashian on @jimmykimmellive show!

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Last week, JLaw stepped in as guest host for Jimmy Kimmel to interview Kim Kardashian West. The response? The internet went wild for the two’s banter, which included Reggie Bush, sleeping in socks, and OJ Simpson. Trending on Twitter and Facebook into this week, it’s a wonder what a kickass gal-duo can bring to late night.

After 22 Years, Selena Finally Gets Her Star

Selena day in Hollywood!

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame added star number 2622 to its sidewalk this week–the late singer, songwriter and actress Selena Quintanilla. Although her work had been recognized throughout her reign of the charts, including Billboard’s recognition as the top-selling Latin artist of the 1990s, the Mexican-American entertainer’s family feels this is the recognition she deserves, and a proper tribute to the creative who was murdered 22 years ago.

Although Twitter wasn’t around when the star was in her prime, Selena’s name trended this week on the platform, keeping her memory, and her music, very much alive.

Some Jim Beam Drinkers are Protesting Mila Kunis

In response to Mila Kunis’ confession on Conan O’Brien, this week, that she is still donating to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s name, Jim Beam drinkers have taken to Twitter to boycott the bourbon brand. The actress shared, “I don’t look at it as a prank, I look at it just as, I strongly disagree, and this is my little way of showing it.”

In a time where celebrities have more influence than ever, Kunis clearly isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in, and for the women of the country who need a voice like hers to be heard.

The English Teacher that Gave Us John Legend

According to a Huffington Post op-ed by John Legend, we have a Mrs. Bodey to thank for helping shape the singer’s career. Legend wrote, “Mrs. Bodey, along with a few other teachers, helped me gain confidence in my skills and pushed me to challenge myself.”

The article was written as a way for Legend to share his perspective that every student should receive an equal education, as well as every teacher, should receive appreciation. Now, it’s time for us to thank you, Mrs. Bodey, for giving us a star in all forms of talent and humility.

Everyday People Respond to Tiffany and Co.’s Everyday Objects

Tiffany & Co.’s most recent product reveal consisted of silver tins, paper logo cups, and even a ball of silver yarn. The reason? To sell everyday objects. As the brand promoted its new line all over its Instagram, the objects became a topic that everyday people–the audience these objects were never intended for–had a field day with, calling this release a “mocking” and “overpriced shit.”

Are Women Contradicting Messages of Empowerment?

While in Tokyo, Ivanka Trump scheduled a speech at the World Assembly for Women, to discuss her work to promote women, and the necessity of female empowerment. Yet, on Friday, Trump addressed a half-empty room, with the Assembly commenting on “long lines” disabling people from entering on time.

This isn’t the first time Trump has experienced backlash in her public appearances since her father’s Presidency and the media is beginning to call out the pattern.

A Song Dedicated to Women and Approved By Nicole Kidman

In anticipation of this week’s Country Music Awards, Nicole Kidman teased her followers, as well as her husband’s fans, with her stamp of approval on Keith Urban’s new song. He premiered the single “Female” on Wednesday’s award show, dedicating it to all women, but particularly those in his life, including his two daughters, wife and mother.

With powerful lyrics like, “When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it/Just ‘cause she was wearing a skirt/Now is that how it works?” the song seemingly responds to the most recent headlines in a Harvey Weinstein-dominated month of news.

Apple’s Latest Addition Includes Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

After Witherspoon and Aniston announced their collaboration on a new television drama series earlier this year, networks like Netflix and Showtime competed to land the series. This week, however, it was Apple that secured the duo’s show, signing two 10-episode seasons. With both stars just as excited about the news as fans, it is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated new series on television.

Diana Nyad Reveals Where She Stands 54 Years After Being Sexually Assaulted

At the age of 10, the long-distance swimmer met her swimming coach and quickly came to call him, “the father I had always yearned for.” At 14-years-old, he sexually assaulted her. Yesterday, The New York Times published Nyad’s recollection of the events, focusing on where she is now–at age 68–revealing she still lives with “shame” and “rage” from that day, and how the memory never quite went away. Her account provides a chilling reality for the survivors of assault and infers that just as her memory doesn’t fade, the headlines and horror of the recent news won’t fade either.

This Washington Post Editor has “no words” for Chris Brown and R. Kelly

Last week, Chris Brown released his new album Heartbreak on a Full Moon, and this week, the album’s third track “Juicy Booty” appeared at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album charts. This Post editor is among a group of commentators on the type of culture this track promotes, and just how ingrained sexual assault may be in our society.

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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