Weekly Wrap 3.9.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

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By the Web Editors 3-09-2018

1. 15 Remarkable Women We Overlooked in Our Obituaries
Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries: of heads of state, opera singers, the inventor of Stove Top stuffing and the namer of the Slinky. The vast majority chronicled the lives of men, mostly white ones; even in the last two years, just over one in five of our subjects were female. The Times’ new project, Overlooked, aims to correct that.

2. Black Girl Power: Exploring Love and Rage in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time
“Little black girls deserve a hero all their own. Someone who looks like them, worries like them, fights like them, and, in the end, saves them. While this world may demand its specific service of black heroines, black girls deserve themselves.”

3. GrubHub Compiled an Online Binder Full of Women-Led Restaurants
Check out the database before you make your date-night plans.

4. 10 Christian Women to Watch in 2018
Follow these women now — Twitter handles included.

5. Women Need One More Degree Than Men to Earn the Same Average Salary
That’s according to the new Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce wage gap report — and it’s true across education levels.

6. Phenomenal Women: Toni Morrison, Champion of Black Literature
“Morrison understands deeply how whiteness ravages black lives, physically and mentally, and notifies black people about the significant danger whiteness poses to them through interviews and nonfiction writings.”

7. Jane the Virgin Is Not a Guilty Pleasure
"These are the genres that get dismissed as fluff, which is how our culture regards art that makes women’s lives look like fun. They’re ‘guilty pleasures’ … In fact, ‘Jane the Virgin’ is more like a joyful manifesto against that very putdown, a bright-pink filibuster exposing the layers in what the world regards as shallow.”

8. Sylvia Plath and Reclaiming the Gaze
"Just as we understand observation as a neutral point, we also understand it as an invisible one. Of course, this is not true. To watch, after all, is also to reveal. Sometimes to understand another’s gaze is to understand violence. It is, perhaps, impossible to record a gaze and show its full impact to someone who has never been its target. Sometimes watching a person watch you teaches you that they see you as an object, an obstacle, a challenge. Sometimes, closing our eyes offers protection. Often, it doesn’t.”

9. The Best Tone-Deaf PR Emails About International Women’s Day
In which Jezebel shares its inbox: “one is a great reminder that Candles Are Feminism, which I tend to forget …”

10. The Strange 100-Year History of Daylight Savings Time
Here’s your PSA to set your clocks forward this weekend (cue pastor jokes Sunday morning about why the pews seem a little sparse). Rejoice, parents of small children and literally no one else.

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