Hip, Hip, Hooray | F*ck the Patriarchy

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Hip, Hip, Hooray

Marjorie Liu became the first woman to win the comic book industry’s top prize for writers when she won the Best Writer Eisner Award for her work on the epic fantasy Monstress.
 

New Zealand has passed legislation granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to allow them to leave their partners, find new homes and protect themselves and their children.
 

An 80-year-old South African woman, Julia Albu, breezed her way through notorious borders and military blockades between Cape Town and Cairo by saying she was going to London to have tea with the Queen. The full story is well worth the read. 

 

F*ck the Patriarchy

Republican congressman Jason Lewis once lamented bring unable to call women "sluts" on his radio show, which ran from 2009-2014. He also said that young women only vote based on birth control, and that these women were not human beings and didn't have brains. 


Meredith Vieira said she experienced sexism during her time with "60 Minutes" at CBS. “I think there was sexism, for sure,” Vieira told reporters. “I never was harassed per se, but it was difficult during that time, particularly at that show, to navigate your way as a woman who wasn’t following the party line.


Los Angeles band Cherry Glazerr called out the sexism they've experienced in the music industry, calling the persistent discrimination "outrageous" and "simply disgusting." They claim they are treated with "open hostility" and "ignored, hated" while touring on the road.