Monday, March 8 is International Women’s Day! This holiday is celebrated anually to celebrate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. International Women’s Day is a day to remind women of how far we have come, and work that still needs to be done However, we think that powerful women need to be celebrated every day! So if you haven’t already, send a text or call one of the women in your life who pushes you to be your best self each day.
This week we are sharing with you influential women that deserve to be recognized for their contributions to society. Some of these women may be near and dear to your heart, and others, you may not know…but allow us to share with you some of our favorite boss babes!
Susan B. Anthony
“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.”
For this one, we are throwing it back to middle school history class. Susan B. Anthony is one of America’s most beloved women’s rights activists. Born in Massachusetts in 1820 to a Quaker family, Anthony was a true social justice warrior who not only fought strong as a suffragette (she was president of the National Woman Suffrage Association) but as an abolitionist as well.
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
Much like Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman was a major figure in the movement against slavery in the nineteenth century. Tubman was born into slavery in the 1800s, and eventually worked on the Underground Railroad, a string of safe houses from the South to North. She made 13 missions and rescued over 70 of her enslaved family members and friends. Even more impressive, she never once lost anyone on a mission.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
“None of us know what we are capable of until we are tested.”
In our modern day COVID-19 world, we are inundated with medical advice on the daily from figures like Dr. Deborah Birx. However, it was Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell who paved the way for women in the medical field, as she was the first female to earn a medical degree in the United States. In October of 1847, Blackwell entered the Geneva Medical College (now Hobart College). She graduated in 1849 and has been an inspiration ever since!
“Everything I do is for my people.”
Remember Lewis and Clark? To jog your memory, the famous duo headed west on an expedition following the Louisiana Purchase, to explore unchartered territory. However, this trip was largely possible due to the help of Sacagawea, a Lemhi Shoshone Native American woman who served as an interpreter on the journey. You know the saying, “behind every great man there is an even greater woman!”
“Each person must live their life as a model for others.”
Rosa Parks was born in Alabama in the year 1913. You probably remember learning about her efforts in the Civil Rights Movement, including her famous Montgomery Bus Boycott. To refresh you, this was the iconic, empowering moment when Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, which at the time was standard. Parks continued to be a strong figure in the movement, and has since been named the “first lady of civil rights” by the US Congress.
“I truly believe the only way we can create global peace is through not only educating our minds, but our hearts and our souls.”
To conclude, we are bringing it back to modern day. In 2012 at the ripe age of fifteen years old, Malala began to speak out about women’s right to education in Pakistan, which unfortunately made her a target for violence. She was shot in October of that year, and after months of surgeries and rehab, relocated the United Kingdom where she continued to advocate for women’s rights. With the help of her father, they created the Malala Fund. In 2020 she graduated from Oxford University, and she continues to use her platform to fight for women’s advancements.
Who is you favorite influential woman?
Hollywood Baby Bumps We Can’t-Wait to Meet!
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Hollywood is about to get cuter than ever! Here are a few celebrity Mama’s-to-be expecting their FIRST bundles of joy.
Sophie Turner + Joe Jonas
Game of Thrones star (24-year-old) Sophie Turner and musician (30-year-old) Joe Jonas are both expecting their first child in the next few weeks! The two have been together since 2016 and officially tied the knot in 2019. We are all so excited, and can’t imagine the talent this dynamic duo’s baby will bring to the world.
Katy Perry + Orlando Bloom
Our “Teenage Dream” is coming true! (35-year-old) Katy Perry is ready to be a Mama for the first time! While parenthood is a whole new chapter for Perry, her partner (and baby daddy) Orlando Bloom already has some experience in the book of “Dad” life.
(43-year-old) Bloom shares 9-year-old son Flynn with his supermodel ex-wife Miranda Kerr. The gender of this soon to be famous baby has yet to be revealed; however, Perry may have dropped a big hint. During her performance at the Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup 2020 final in Australia, she told the crowd “I hope it’s a girl”.
Gigi Hadid + Zayn Malik
One of our favorite American supermodels has a bun in the oven! A few months back, (25-year-old) Gigi Hadid and on again off again boyfriend (27-year-old) Zayn Malik announced their pregnancy.
Hadid has decided to keep details of her pregnancy on the down-low. She addressed curious fans on Instagram Live stating that there are bigger issues going on in the world that she’d rather post about. While we don’t know much about this future baby, we do know that true love always finds its way back.
Emma Roberts + Garret Hedlund
(29-year-old) American Horror Story star Emma Roberts is anticipating the birth of her first child with (35-year-old) actor Garret Hedlund. The two started dating shortly after calling off her engagement to co-star Evan Peters in the Spring of 2019. News broke of the pregnancy in late June leaving fans eager to see a baby bump. While it may be several months away, we are looking forward to meeting this gorgeous couples new-born.
Nicki Minaj + Kenneth Petty
Leave it to Nicki Minaj to reveal her pregnancy glitz and glam style. The (37-year-old) rapper and husband (42-year-old) Kenneth Petty said their “I do’s” 9-months ago and have been living happily ever since. Ready to be a full-time Mom, Minaj made the difficult decision to retire her singing career. As much as we’ll miss hearing new hits, we can’t wait to see this mega star become a Mother.
“I’m back!” : A Letter From JWOWW
Hey guys! It’s Jenni Jwoww Farley here, and I have some GREAT news to share with all my fans.
No, I’m not going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Bikini addition, BUT my online site “Miss Domesticated” is back and running! From day one, my intention for “Miss Domesticated” was to create a one stop shop for readers to be entertained while consuming their news. We cover trends, fashion, beauty, entertainment, and all that falls in-between. I don’t know about you, but I’m a little over 2020 and could use some positivity on my news feed.
Aside from the re-launch of my site, I will be working on a few new projects that I’m very excited about. For those of you who are reality TV fans….YES, I will be getting ready to film another season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. Despite the rumors, I’ve made the decision to stick with the show and reunite once again with my second family.
While it was nice to be home these last few months with the kids, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things and say f*ck you to 2020. I can’t believe I’d ever say this, but I’m really getting tired of baking (no offense banana bread).
I hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and sane! I miss you all and cannot wait for our world to go back to normal. In the mean time, make sure to subscribe to “Miss Domesticated” for your daily dose of entertainment.
Jenni “JWoww” Farley
Chrissy Teigen blocks 1 MILLION accounts and deletes 60,000 Tweets #wtf
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Chrissy Teigen raised quite a few eyebrows this week after blocking 1 million Twitter accounts and deleting thousands of her own Tweets. Why would she do such a thing? Conspiracy Theorists around the world are saying it is because Teigen could be affiliated with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse. Yikes.
Teigen made multiple statements CLEARLY denying ANY association to Epstein or visiting his island.
I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the “just ignore them, they’re just trolls”— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) July 15, 2020
Despite her asking for the harassment to stop, the mother of two continued to receive heinous tweets referring to her as a “pedophile”. Teigen made a statement saying she will leave Twitter if the company doesn’t do something to resolve the issue.
Epstein committed suicide back in 2019 as he awaited his NYC trial.
Since then, it seems like a never ending flood of new evidence continues rising to the surface. In early July, Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested. Why? For assisting Epstein in recruiting underage girls. While much is still unknown, a major development broke in the case when they found and arrested Maxwell.
Earlier this year, Netflix released the documentary “Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich” . Throughout the docu-series, several young woman came forward in sharing disturbing stories of the abuse they endured during their time at Epstein’s private island. Teigen is being accused of visiting that same island.
While Chrissy T. may feel personally attacked throughout all of this, she is not alone.
Several other Hollywood stars are also being accused of affiliation with Epstein. According to conspiracy theorists, President Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton are just a few names on a long list of others who have been associated with Epstein.
As for us here at Miss Domesticated? We just hope the allegations are untrue and Chrissy’s Twitter account can go back to an online destination for delicious recipes, amazing “clap backs”, and positivity.