ICYMI is Fembot’s weekly news roundup, providing you last week’s feminist and social justice news. Check out what you may have missed every Friday.
- Rest In Power: the LGBTQIA+ community lost two bright lights this week, as transgender actress and performer Lady Chablis passed away, followed by transgender actress and activist Alexis Arquette.
- THANKS OBAMAS! President Obama Just Ensured PERMANENT Funding For Planned Parenthood, while InStyle and Michelle Obama Team Up for Charitable Handbag Line.
- More White House feminism: VPOTUS Joe Biden commemorated Twenty-two Years of Progress with the Violence Against Women Act, and a Historic Bill Of Rights For Survivors Of Sexual Assault Is Heading To Obama’s Desk (TW for sexual assault, victim blaming)
- Not “the greatest woman athlete ever” – THE GREATEST ATHLETE EVER: Nike Calls Serena Williams the Greatest Athlete Ever in This Striking U.S. Open Ad
- Rio wrap-up: 47% of out LGBT Olympians won medals in Rio, while At Least 10 Out LGBT Athletes Competed At The Paralympics In Rio. Congratulations to all the athletes, out and not!
- #RepresentationMatters: Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty Breaks Record as First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant; SNL’s First Latina Cast Member Melissa Villaseñor Is an Impression Machine; D&D Players’ Handbook uses a black woman as the “Human” entry, and in a real outfit, not bikini chainmail!
- Red-Pill archives from before “The Matrix”: check out the cover to this hilarious anti-feminist Science Fiction novel from the 1970s.
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