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HONORING NANCY 👏👏👏
“In the name of all who hold fast to an ideal in the midst of the storm, I accept this award with a full and humble heart.”
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Late Sunday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was honored with the prestigious JFK Profile in Courage award. The Speaker used her speech not only to acknowledge her successes, but also to share her hopes for the future — and even to hint at her 2020 candidate preferences:
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“I don’t like when people say I’m the highest-ranking woman this or that,” Pelosi revealed, “because I thought by now we would certainly have a woman president. Hopefully that will be sometime in the near future.”
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Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder

HONORING NANCY 👏👏👏
“In the name of all who hold fast to an ideal in the midst of the storm, I accept this award with a full and humble heart.”

Late Sunday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was honored with the prestigious JFK Profile in Courage award. The Speaker used her speech not only to acknowledge her successes, but also to share her hopes for the future — and even to hint at her 2020 candidate preferences:

“I don’t like when people say I’m the highest-ranking woman this or that,” Pelosi revealed, “because I thought by now we would certainly have a woman president. Hopefully that will be sometime in the near future.”

Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder

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@nbcsnl star Leslie Jones took Republicans to task over the push to end abortion rights for American women in a spirited season finale on Saturday.
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Dressed as a handmaid from the The Handmaid’s Tale, in which fertile women are forced into sexual slavery to bear children for richer families, @lesdogggg kicked off the “Weekend Update” segment by declaring, “Well, basically we’re all handmaids now. This is how it starts. I’m out living my life, and then I see on the news a bunch of states are trying to ban abortion and tell me what I can and can’t do with my body.”
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She then swapped her handmaid’s garb for a black T-shirt emblazoned with the word “MINE” and an arrow pointing toward her uterus.
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Jones expressed outrage that in Alabama, a group of male Republican senators — nearly all of whom are white — voted to criminalize abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest. As pictures of the men flashed onscreen, she said, “This look like the casting call for a Lipitor commercial. This look like the mugshots of everyone arrested at a massage parlor.” “This really is a war on women,” she said. “If you’re a woman out there and you feel scared or confused, just know that you’re not alone. There are so many women out there who’ve got your back.”

@nbcsnl star Leslie Jones took Republicans to task over the push to end abortion rights for American women in a spirited season finale on Saturday.

Dressed as a handmaid from the The Handmaid’s Tale, in which fertile women are forced into sexual slavery to bear children for richer families, @lesdogggg kicked off the “Weekend Update” segment by declaring, “Well, basically we’re all handmaids now. This is how it starts. I’m out living my life, and then I see on the news a bunch of states are trying to ban abortion and tell me what I can and can’t do with my body.”

She then swapped her handmaid’s garb for a black T-shirt emblazoned with the word “MINE” and an arrow pointing toward her uterus.

Jones expressed outrage that in Alabama, a group of male Republican senators — nearly all of whom are white — voted to criminalize abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest. As pictures of the men flashed onscreen, she said, “This look like the casting call for a Lipitor commercial. This look like the mugshots of everyone arrested at a massage parlor.” “This really is a war on women,” she said. “If you’re a woman out there and you feel scared or confused, just know that you’re not alone. There are so many women out there who’ve got your back.”

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“I have always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love” ❤️🌈
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Champion sprinter @duteechand, 23, has revealed that she is in a relationship with a woman from her rural village in eastern India, Gopalpur, making her the first openly gay professional athlete in the country’s history.
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The recent announcement from Chand, a member of India’s national track and field team, comes less than a year after the Indian Supreme Court struck down a ban on consensual gay sex last September. Same-sex marriage remains illegal in the largely conservative country.

Chand told The Sunday Express newspaper in India that she hopes to settle down and build a life with her partner following the coming track World Championships and Olympic Games in Tokyo. “There is no greater emotion than love, and it should not be denied,” she said.

Chand is famous not only for her accomplishments as a sprinter, but for her fight for the right to be allowed to compete against other women. In 2014, she was banned from competing by the sport’s governing body due to her hyperandrogenism, a condition that naturally produces high testosterone levels. Chand appealed the ruling, and the ban was overturned in 2015.

She went on to win silver medals at the Asian Games in the 100-meter and 200-meter events last year.
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Photo: Reuters/Ibraheem Al Omari

“I have always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love” ❤️🌈

Champion sprinter @duteechand , 23, has revealed that she is in a relationship with a woman from her rural village in eastern India, Gopalpur, making her the first openly gay professional athlete in the country’s history.

The recent announcement from Chand, a member of India’s national track and field team, comes less than a year after the Indian Supreme Court struck down a ban on consensual gay sex last September. Same-sex marriage remains illegal in the largely conservative country.

Chand told The Sunday Express newspaper in India that she hopes to settle down and build a life with her partner following the coming track World Championships and Olympic Games in Tokyo. “There is no greater emotion than love, and it should not be denied,” she said.

Chand is famous not only for her accomplishments as a sprinter, but for her fight for the right to be allowed to compete against other women. In 2014, she was banned from competing by the sport’s governing body due to her hyperandrogenism, a condition that naturally produces high testosterone levels. Chand appealed the ruling, and the ban was overturned in 2015.

She went on to win silver medals at the Asian Games in the 100-meter and 200-meter events last year.

Photo: Reuters/Ibraheem Al Omari

768 8 23 hours ago

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Both @Priyankachopra and her husband @nickjonas have deep engagements in philanthropy, and have talked since getting together about what sort of good work they’ll undertake as a couple. “It’s our favorite phrase,” she told the audience at the 2019 Women in the World Summit, “that we want to change the world in whatever way we can.” Priyanka's focus to date has been largely on children’s rights and education, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and she is currently in Ethiopia, working with @unicefethiopia on their campaign to get every child into school. “If we don’t give them a pen in their hand, and the world doesn’t care about the children of the future, how vulnerable are they to violence? How vulnerable are they to someone putting a gun in their hand and saying the world didn’t care about you — Why should you care about the world?”
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Watch her full interview with #TinaBrown on YouTube via link in bio 🎥
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#PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #UNICEF

Both @Priyankachopra and her husband @nickjonas have deep engagements in philanthropy, and have talked since getting together about what sort of good work they’ll undertake as a couple. “It’s our favorite phrase,” she told the audience at the 2019 Women in the World Summit, “that we want to change the world in whatever way we can.” Priyanka's focus to date has been largely on children’s rights and education, as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and she is currently in Ethiopia, working with @unicefethiopia on their campaign to get every child into school. “If we don’t give them a pen in their hand, and the world doesn’t care about the children of the future, how vulnerable are they to violence? How vulnerable are they to someone putting a gun in their hand and saying the world didn’t care about you — Why should you care about the world?”

Watch her full interview with #TinaBrown on YouTube via link in bio 🎥

#PriyankaChopra #NickJonas #UNICEF

4,461 49 21 May, 2019
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822 9 21 May, 2019
After March’s deadly terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s elected officials swiftly banned most semi-automatic and military-style weapons. Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently expressed her bewilderment that the United States has not taken similar measures, though it has experienced dozens of mass shootings in recent decades.
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Ardern was in Paris last week promoting the “Christchurch Call,” an international push to end online extremism that was launched in the wake of the attacks, which the perpetrator live-streamed on Facebook. France, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom are among the 16 countries that have signed on to the pledge, which is the largest-ever campaign against online extremism and terrorism, according to the Hill. The United States declined to join the campaign, citing concerns about freedom of speech.
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“It’s the start of something,” the prime minister said of the Christchurch Call. “It won’t be the beginning and the end, but I hope the start of preventing this kind of activity online happening again.”
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#jacindaardern #christchurchcall #tacklingextremism

After March’s deadly terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the country’s elected officials swiftly banned most semi-automatic and military-style weapons. Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently expressed her bewilderment that the United States has not taken similar measures, though it has experienced dozens of mass shootings in recent decades.

Ardern was in Paris last week promoting the “Christchurch Call,” an international push to end online extremism that was launched in the wake of the attacks, which the perpetrator live-streamed on Facebook. France, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom are among the 16 countries that have signed on to the pledge, which is the largest-ever campaign against online extremism and terrorism, according to the Hill. The United States declined to join the campaign, citing concerns about freedom of speech.

“It’s the start of something,” the prime minister said of the Christchurch Call. “It won’t be the beginning and the end, but I hope the start of preventing this kind of activity online happening again.”

Photo: Yoan Valarie/Pool via Reuters •
#jacindaardern #christchurchcall #tacklingextremism

5,960 90 20 May, 2019

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#YouKnowMe: Singer Lady Gaga and actresses Milla Jovovich and Cynthia Nixon join growing chorus of protest against tough new U.S. abortion laws. •
Celebrities revealed their abortion stories and ordinary Americans stood up to be counted as a backlash against tough new U.S. abortion laws gathered pace last week and a social media campaign went viral.
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The online campaign to protect access to abortion followed moves by Alabama and other U.S. states to heavily restrict a woman’s right to end her pregnancy, a perennial battleground in U.S. politics and touchstone of modern feminism.
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Galvanized by the threat, movie stars divulged their own painful stories, warning against any return to backstreet abortions or men legislating over women’s bodies.
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On social media, hundreds of ordinary Americans answered a call by talk show host Busy Philipps to share stories and “end the shame”. Philipps launched the hashtag #youknowme aimed at showing how common it is for women to end their pregnancies.
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“1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don’t know someone who has, but #youknowme,” the 39-year-old wrote in a post on Twitter.
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One day after its launch, nearly 50,000 people had liked or shared the post and almost 2,000 users had posted responses, including deeply personal accounts of their own abortions.
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A recent spate of anti-abortion laws has thrust the emotional debate back to the very forefront of national politics in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.
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Actor @millajovovich divulged details of her own traumatic emergency abortion after she went into pre-term labour, saying this underlined how vulnerable women could be.
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“It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.
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“I was alone and helpless. When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns.”
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Photo: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

#YouKnowMe : Singer Lady Gaga and actresses Milla Jovovich and Cynthia Nixon join growing chorus of protest against tough new U.S. abortion laws. •
Celebrities revealed their abortion stories and ordinary Americans stood up to be counted as a backlash against tough new U.S. abortion laws gathered pace last week and a social media campaign went viral.

The online campaign to protect access to abortion followed moves by Alabama and other U.S. states to heavily restrict a woman’s right to end her pregnancy, a perennial battleground in U.S. politics and touchstone of modern feminism.

Galvanized by the threat, movie stars divulged their own painful stories, warning against any return to backstreet abortions or men legislating over women’s bodies.

On social media, hundreds of ordinary Americans answered a call by talk show host Busy Philipps to share stories and “end the shame”. Philipps launched the hashtag #youknowme aimed at showing how common it is for women to end their pregnancies.

“1 in 4 women have had an abortion. Many people think they don’t know someone who has, but #youknowme ,” the 39-year-old wrote in a post on Twitter.

One day after its launch, nearly 50,000 people had liked or shared the post and almost 2,000 users had posted responses, including deeply personal accounts of their own abortions.

A recent spate of anti-abortion laws has thrust the emotional debate back to the very forefront of national politics in the run-up to the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

Actor @millajovovich divulged details of her own traumatic emergency abortion after she went into pre-term labour, saying this underlined how vulnerable women could be.

“It was one of the most horrific experiences I have ever gone through,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.

“I was alone and helpless. When I think about the fact that women might have to face abortions in even worse conditions than I did because of new laws, my stomach turns.”

Photo: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

988 21 20 May, 2019
Speaking at the 10th annual #WITW Summit in April, @therealdvf, founder and chairman of @dvf Studio, said that all winners of her DVF awards share one common trait: strength of character. She went on to add that 'Now is the time, the 21st century is the century of women, and if we want to save humanity, we need every woman to get up and act.'
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Watch the full interview with @katebolduan on YouTube via link in bio 🎥
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#dvf #womenintheworld

Speaking at the 10th annual #WITW Summit in April, @therealdvf , founder and chairman of @dvf Studio, said that all winners of her DVF awards share one common trait: strength of character. She went on to add that 'Now is the time, the 21st century is the century of women, and if we want to save humanity, we need every woman to get up and act.'

Watch the full interview with @katebolduan on YouTube via link in bio 🎥

#dvf #womenintheworld

1,937 16 19 May, 2019
“Design is a way in which we can feel included in the world, but it is also a way in which we can uphold a person’s dignity and their human rights.” At 3 foot 5 inches tall, @theSineadburke says she is accustomed to design impinging on her dignity — from locks installed too high on bathroom doors, to fashions that fail dismally to accommodate her dimensions. For a person with sartorial taste as refined as hers, it is hard to judge which of these examples of design fails inflicts greater pain. “I’m very fortunate to have a wardrobe full of beautiful, well-made clothes,” she told the Guardian.
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As the eldest of five children, but the only sibling with achondroplasia, the most common form of restricted growth, Burke grew up “envious of my sisters, who were average height.
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Burke was interviewed at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, where a groundbreaking exhibition to celebrate diversity in fashion will feature two pieces from her wardrobe.
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Photo (Theo Wargo/Wireimage)

“Design is a way in which we can feel included in the world, but it is also a way in which we can uphold a person’s dignity and their human rights.” At 3 foot 5 inches tall, @theSineadburke says she is accustomed to design impinging on her dignity — from locks installed too high on bathroom doors, to fashions that fail dismally to accommodate her dimensions. For a person with sartorial taste as refined as hers, it is hard to judge which of these examples of design fails inflicts greater pain. “I’m very fortunate to have a wardrobe full of beautiful, well-made clothes,” she told the Guardian.

As the eldest of five children, but the only sibling with achondroplasia, the most common form of restricted growth, Burke grew up “envious of my sisters, who were average height.

Burke was interviewed at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, where a groundbreaking exhibition to celebrate diversity in fashion will feature two pieces from her wardrobe.

Photo (Theo Wargo/Wireimage)

3,535 28 19 May, 2019
At the 2019 Women in the World Summit, Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, spoke with @Marg_Brennan, CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent and moderator of "Face the Nation," about the lessons she gained during her time as one of the world's most successful female CEO, including the importance of promoting support for care givers. She noted that for parents who don’t have a strong support system, “you will end up making some tradeoffs—you will, because it’s brutal.” Not everyone can afford childcare, and childcare workers themselves don’t get paid enough, she said.

The country needs “systemic solutions to address this issue,” she said. “We need to come up with true policy options and start working on this.” It’s something she’s planning to focus her attention on in her retirement, "I think people like us who have had an incredible past, incredible support systems, need to pay it forward."
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Watch the full interview via YouTube link in bio 🎥
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#WITW #indranooyi #pepsico

At the 2019 Women in the World Summit, Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, spoke with @Marg_Brennan , CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent and moderator of "Face the Nation," about the lessons she gained during her time as one of the world's most successful female CEO, including the importance of promoting support for care givers. She noted that for parents who don’t have a strong support system, “you will end up making some tradeoffs—you will, because it’s brutal.” Not everyone can afford childcare, and childcare workers themselves don’t get paid enough, she said.

The country needs “systemic solutions to address this issue,” she said. “We need to come up with true policy options and start working on this.” It’s something she’s planning to focus her attention on in her retirement, "I think people like us who have had an incredible past, incredible support systems, need to pay it forward."

Watch the full interview via YouTube link in bio 🎥

#WITW #indranooyi #pepsico

1,617 9 18 May, 2019
This woman has now conquered five mountains, the most recent, Mount Everest.

Saray Khumalo, a 47-year-old e-commerce executive, scaled the 29,035-foot mountain after three failed attempts that were foiled by bad weather and a deadly earthquake in 2015.

She says she uses her expeditions to raise funds for children’s education in Africa and also dedicates her quests to “women and girls, daughters of the African soil who dare to dream”. Photo Twitter

This woman has now conquered five mountains, the most recent, Mount Everest.

Saray Khumalo, a 47-year-old e-commerce executive, scaled the 29,035-foot mountain after three failed attempts that were foiled by bad weather and a deadly earthquake in 2015.

She says she uses her expeditions to raise funds for children’s education in Africa and also dedicates her quests to “women and girls, daughters of the African soil who dare to dream”. Photo Twitter

1,313 20 17 May, 2019
Actress and humanitarian @ashley_judd spoke about the newest assault on abortion rights at the 2019 #WITW Summit—the so-called “heartbeat bills,” which prohibit abortion when a heartbeat can be heard at six weeks, are effectively banning abortions at the state level. Moderator @KatieCouric chimed in to describe the current climate as “becoming like The Handmaid’s Tale.” Judd also spoke of her own personal experience with sexual assault. To a hushed audience, she said she had been raped three times, and became pregnant as a result of one of the attacks. “Thankfully, I was able to access a safe abortion in Kentucky, where I am from.” In Tennessee, however, where Judd lives now, her rapist would have had legal paternal rights to the child. “I would have had to co-parent with a rapist,” she said.

Watch the moving panel discussion via YouTube link in bio 🎥

Actress and humanitarian @ashley_judd spoke about the newest assault on abortion rights at the 2019 #WITW Summit—the so-called “heartbeat bills,” which prohibit abortion when a heartbeat can be heard at six weeks, are effectively banning abortions at the state level. Moderator @KatieCouric chimed in to describe the current climate as “becoming like The Handmaid’s Tale.” Judd also spoke of her own personal experience with sexual assault. To a hushed audience, she said she had been raped three times, and became pregnant as a result of one of the attacks. “Thankfully, I was able to access a safe abortion in Kentucky, where I am from.” In Tennessee, however, where Judd lives now, her rapist would have had legal paternal rights to the child. “I would have had to co-parent with a rapist,” she said.

Watch the moving panel discussion via YouTube link in bio 🎥

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