Women of The Oscars and Tweets Come Back to Haunt: Here’s What’s Trending This Week In Social

Women of The Oscars and Tweets Come Back to Haunt: 

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.

The Reverberating Words of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina

The words of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina went viral on social media: “I just wrote your death warrant,” the judge said as she sentenced Larry Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison for years of sexual abuse. Not only were these words painted across social media, but also as frontpage news, along with the rest of Aquilina’s powerful statements that depict a precedence for sexual assault cases. “It stops now,” Aquilina said as she listed off statistics that concluded, “400,000 babies born in the U.S. will become victims of child sexual abuse.”

Rachael Denhollander Recognized As The Beginning and End of Larry Nassar

As Judge Aquilina made headlines with her sentencing, it was Denhollander who came forward with her story as a 15-year-old gymnast abused by Nassar, who the Internet recognized as Nassar’s end. Denhollander was the first victim to come forward and share her story from 2000, which opened the doors for fellow victims to come forward with their stories in this high-profile case. Her name is the one victims everywhere are thanking.

Erykah Badu’s Latest Interview Has Gone Viral

This week, Vulture released an interview with R&B, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu in which Twitter quickly erupted with users criticizing some of her responses in the article. Most popularly referenced is the portion of the interview where Badu discusses “seeing the good in everyone,” where she comments on Hitler and Bill Cosby. As the week continued to unfold, the Internet split–some defending her article, putting her references in context, while others commented on Badu’s opinions as not the first time she’s been too controversial.

Women Of The Oscars

The Oscar buzz this week was electric. From Rachel Morrison as the first woman to ever be nominated for best cinematography, to Mary J Blige’s now two-time nomination, and the Meryl effect, as she broke her own record for the most acting nominations, there were plenty of positive headlines surrounding Tuesday’s broadcast. Yet, as Tiffany Hadish mispronounced a few names of nominees and “Wonder Woman” got no love, Twitter also had a field day of pushback for this year’s announcements. The 90th Award Ceremony takes place March 4.

Ivanka Trump Searches For a New Chief of Staff

According to Vanity Fair, Ivanka Trump is now in charge of replacing former chief of staff, John Kelly. After President Trump said he was “infuriated” with Kelly’s comments on his Mexican border policies, the two were caught arguing, forcing Ivanka Trump to lead the search of a suitable replacement.

A 25th Anniversary for A Groundbreaking Film

This week, the NY Times shared a story on Leslie Harris, an African American filmmaker who had an early break in the Sundance Film Festival in 1993, yet is still trying to “break through.” Although the Festival is recognizing Harris for her film “Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.” for its 25th anniversary, Harris expresses her opinion of trying to get her work recognized over the past two decades, saying, “I think art really reflects our society. And maybe now with more women speaking up and having their voices be heard, we can see a shift.”

Shailene Woodley Is Officially Off the Market

On Thursday, the Big Little Lies actress shared an Instagram story as she kissed Fiji rugby player Ben Volavola and followed up with a static post together. Although the two had been spotted getting cozy together as early as October, it’s this post that made the couple official.

Tweets From 2014 Interfere With Historical L’Oreal Campaign

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Just as soon as the Internet celebrated Amena Khan as the first model to wear a hijab (or headscarf) in a L’Oreal commercial, Khan announced she’d be pulling out of the campaign. She posted this message on Instagram, acknowledging and apologizing for the tweets from 2014, which expressed her “anti-Israeli” views. Khan reiterated her apology with this follow-up post, referencing the responsibility she felt to “step down” from the campaign, after the “negative attention” her previous tweets had garnered around diversity.

Bollywood Movie Ignites Protests

Set to be released Thursday, filmmakers have delayed the release of a film that critics say misrepresent history. The scene they refer to is one between Hindu Queen Padmavati and her “lover” as a Muslim ruler. Although director Sanjay Leela Bhansali denies their pushback, there was no choice but to delay the release of the film as protestors have vandalized theaters, and Indian women are threatening mass suicide over the alleged scene.

Rumors Surround Resignation of Planned Parenthood’s President

After 12 years at Planned Parenthood, the current president, Cecile Richards is allegedly stepping down from leading the women’s health organization. Although NBC has confirmed the news, Planned Parenthood has yet to make the official announcement, surrounding Richards’ “next steps” for the organization’s future. During her time at Planned Parenthood, Richards is most recognized for her work to protect taxpayer funding and increasing public support.

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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