By Heidi Stevens
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Thank you Heidi Stevens for this amazing piece on the power of celebrities wearing PANTS! She says, “I’d like to think we’ll keep buying magazines with women on their covers when those women are in pants because we’ll be interested in what our favorite actress/comedian/singer/model thinks or says or dreams or works toward, more than whether her thighs touch.”
Women bossed 2017.
Sure, the White House remained just out of reach. But the female candidate grabbed 3 million more votes than her male opponent in the race to get there.
Sure, women continued to endure sexual harassment and assaults in just about every type of workplace. But we shattered the culture of silence that used to routinely surround them.
Sure, we watched an admitted genitalia grabber take the oath of office, but millions of women and their allies marched in protest a day later.
A record number of women began exploring bids for elected office.
Tammy Duckworth was elected to the United States Senate, the first woman to arrive there from Illinois since Sen. Carol Moseley Braun left in 1999.
“Wonder Woman” became the highest-grossing superhero origin movie of all time.
Malala Yousafzai started classes at the University of Oxford.
We laid some major groundwork. I have high hopes for the future.