Yas Girl of the Week
Shailene Woodley is the only woman featured in GQ‘s annual Man Of The Year issue. The magazine dubbed Woodley their “favorite new crush” and gave her her own cover, an honor bestowed upon Chris Pratt, Steve Carell, Michael Sam, Dave Chappelle, and her The Fault In Our Stars co-star, Ansel Elgort.
Brooke Guinan is the New York Fire Department’s first and only transgender firefighter and has been gaining lots of attention after she released a poster for the Vocal Organization for International Courage and Equality’s “So Gay So What” campaign. The poster features Brooke proudly, standing with a shirt that says “So trans, so what?” in a cry for an end to transgender discrimination.
Former Best Week Ever star Amanda Seales made waves this week when a video of her giving the business about catcalling on CNN went viral. The video has gained traction largely in part to Amanda’s witty come-backs and mystified faces of disgust towards her misogynistic male counterpart on the show.
Amy Poehler is probably the most beloved and popular comedians working today. On top of her Golden Globe-winning stint on Parks And Recreation, her Golden Globe hosting gigs, and her general busy life, she found time to write her first book, Yes Please. The book is full of funny personal stories and advice on everything from her days on Saturday Night Live to her divorce from Will Arnett to sitting in George Clooney’s lap. Read more…
Jennifer Garner spoke out against sexism in the media this week, sharing her feelings at the Elle Women in Hollywood event. She pointed out how differently her and husband, Ben Affleck are treated by the media. While speaking at the event, Jennifer said she was a little upset that an event just to celebrate women had to exist. E! Reports: “The ‘men in Hollywood’ event is every day – it’s called Hollywood. Fifty-one per cent of the population should not have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part.”
Wonder Woman is finally getting her due! Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Wednesday that a solo Wonder Woman movie would be coming into theaters in 2017, with Gal Gadot in the title role. Gal will make her first appearance as Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, in 2016.
Jennifer Lawrence is back in the spotlight and speaking out about her stolen private photos. This week Jennifer graced the cover of Vanity Fair and spoke candidly about being a victim of the recent celebrity nude photo leaks: “Just because I’m a public figure, just because I’m an actress, does not mean that I asked for this,” she told the magazine. “It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
If you aren’t already clued in to incredible badass lawyer Amal Alamuddin, you should be. This London-based barrister and activist was born in Lebanon and graduated from both Oxford and New York University. She even clerked under future Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor while in law school. Amal specializes in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition.
Emma Watson isn’t just inspiring you to want to go to Hogwarts, she’s also inspiring men and women to come together and fight injustices worldwide. This week, the Harry Potter star and U.N. Women’s Goodwill Ambassador gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations about feminism that has roused a host of other celebrities to join the fight for gender equality.