A bishop, a sex-ed trailblazer, and the Notorious RBG herself: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday
For those of you who have pretended not to notice the bountiful Cadbury offerings at Rite Aid for the past month, this Sunday is Easter. And if the thought of donning a pastel sweater set and getting quietly drunk on mimosas with your parents isn’t enough to get you excited about your annual visit to church, here’s something that might: A top (lady!) leader in the Episcopal Church has spoken out about humanity’s obligation to fight climate change. If your holiday plans this weekend are a little more matzoh-oriented, we’ve also got something for you: You can now incorporate the timeless wisdom of the Notorious RBG herself into your Passover seder.
Without further ado, here’s our Women Crush Wednesday roundup this week. Happy holidays!
Here’s who we’ve been crushing on this week:
- Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, who says denying climate change is akin to rejecting God’s gift of knowledge. Can I get an “Amen?” (The Guardian)
- Ohio state Rep. Teresa Fedor (D) and the other courageous female lawmakers like her who have publicly revealed deeply personal stories of sexual abuse or their own abortions to argue against the abortion bans and restrictions on reproductive health being proposed across the country. (Think Progress)
- Catherine “Cat” Harris-White and Stasia “Stas” Irons, the duo behind soulful hip-hop group THEESatisfaction. Their newest album waxes poetic on GMOs, consumerism, and post-racial society. (Grist)
- Rachel Swaby, for her latest book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science — and the World. (The Washington Post)
- Julie Metzger, who is changing the way young girls and their parents talk about sex, periods, and the hormonal woes of adolescence. (The New York Times Magazine)
- The haenyeo, or sea women, of South Korea who harvest seafood underwater without any breathing equipment, sometimes for up to two minutes. Many of the remaining haenyo — a tradition that has been practiced for centuries — are now in their 60s and still going strong. (The New Yorker)
- Future recipients of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, backed by the popular politically incorrect card game, Cards Against Humanity. Sales from a new science-themed pack will fund full scholarships for women starting college in Fall 2016 to pursue degrees in science. (TIME)
- And, at last, what you’ve all been waiting for: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s feminist Seder supplement. RBG, the first Jewish woman appointed to the Supreme Court, has done it again, y’all. (Longreads)
Stay tuned for next week’s roundup!