Women across the world are breaking glass ceilings and doing some pretty bad-ass stuff recently.
Check out some Feminist Wins from this past week!
Juniors tennis champion is the youngest in 24 years
Cori “Coco” Gauff won the junior girls championship at the French Open this week, making her the youngest champion in the singles draw in 24 years. Coco, a 14-year-old from the United States, trains with Serena Williams’ coach, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise if she makes more tennis history in her career. Congrats to Coco! You can check out her Instagram here!
Meet Cori Gauff. She just won her first Grand Slam and became the youngest finalist EVER in a girls’ singles event at the US Open. pic.twitter.com/iDrsfWKUEi
— xoNecole (@xonecole) June 13, 2018
Argentina House votes in favor of abortion
Argentina has absolutely abhorrent abortion laws: currently abortion is only allowed in cases of rape or to save the mother’s life. The Argentine House this week passed a bill that would decriminalize abortion in the first 14 weeks of a pregnancy. While there should not be a 14 week limit on abortion, any liberalization of these restrictive laws is a win (feminist wins can be small wins!). The bill will go to the Argentine Senate next, most likely coming to a vote in September. Women across the nation celebrated the victory last night, hoping for looser abortion laws in the future.
Women make up over half of Spain’s cabinet
The new prime minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has selected a cabinet that is more than 50% women. Last Wednesday, the cabinet was officially sworn in – 11 out of 17 being women. These women hold incredibly important positions including deputy prime minister, justice minister, and economic minister. This is the highest number of women in Spain’s cabinet in the nation’s history, and we hope to see other countries follow suit!
The featured image for this Feminist Wins blog post is a derivative; original photo by Prensa Obrera / Creative Commons.