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8.25.2017

This Week In Women: Sophia Amoruso Reboots Girlboss

Today kicks of the three-day Women’s Equality Day celebration and rally in D.C. The third annual event is a partnership between Katrina’s Dream and ERA Action to prioritize and promote the Equal Rights Amendment. On Saturday at 1:00 pm (EST) a rally will be held in the National Mall with a speaker line-up that will discuss “the intersectionality of racism and sexism, and systemic issues that the ERA […] They will share their wisdom and personal experiences on the Racial Gender Pay Gap, women’s health care, violence and the rape culture women live with everyday.”

Ready for more highlights from the week? It’s time for This Week in Women!

Sam Carter of The Architects Calls Out Groper at Concert

General admission crowds at concerts and music festivals often prove to be environments that cause music goers to be majorly infringing on each other’s space. But they don’t have to be the scene of a sexual assault, as The Architects frontman Sam Carter showed this week at a concert at the Lowlands Festival.

 In a viral video posted by Netherlands radio station NPO 3FM, Carter is seen between songs, calling out a groping incident he witnessed while performing. “I saw a girl, a woman, crowdsurfing over here, and I’m not gonna fucking point the piece of shit out that did it, but I saw you fucking grab at her boob,” he says. “It is fucking disgusting and there is no fucking place for that shit. […] It is not your fucking body and you do not fucking grab at someone. Not at my fucking show.”

The crowd cheered wildly as he invites the anonymous perpetrator to leave if he wants to continue that behavior, he finishes by encouraging fans to “keep this a safe place for everybody.”

White House Continues with Directive to Remove Transgender Troops from Military Service

 Guidance to the Pentagon, following up President Trump’s fiery tweets against transgender service members, is in progress according to a report by theThe Wall Street Journal. The new directive will include evaluation of active duty transgender service members and their “deployability.”

 “The policy is going to address whether or not transgenders can serve under what conditions, what medical support they require, how much time would they be perhaps non-deployable, leaving others to pick up their share of everything,” said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in a briefing last week.

 The continued outcry against Trump’s anti-LGBTQ stance has been comprehensive from legislators to legal suits to award shows. “MTV has invited transgender members of the US Armed Forces to the 2017 Video Music Awards and we would be honored if they could attend,” MTV president Chris McCarthy said on Thursday. “Any patriot who is putting their own life at risk to fight for our freedom and stand for equality is a hero at MTV, and to young people everywhere.”

 Sophia Amoruso Reboots Girlboss Project with New Media Group

Girlboss Media announced $1.2 million in seed funding for “a platform focused on redefining success for a new generation of women.”

Over the past several months Girlboss Radio has pushed a line-up feminist speakers, including Roxanne Gay, and the brand has announced new content around topics, such as finances and entrepreneurship. An interactive journal with “tips, tricks and guerrilla tactics for turning pretty much anything into lemonade” is due out on October 24th of this year.

Kicking off the public effort in March with a Girlboss Rally in Los Angeles, NastyGal founder and Girlboss author Sophia Amoruso said, “I feel like I’m less in a transitional period than I have been for the last few years actually because Nasty Gal was finding its way and there were changes over the course of the last two years — some of them weren’t fun, and I did my very best.”

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