Weekly News Update

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  • People shares that Gabrielle Union has struggled with infertility, including eight or nine miscarriages, which she discusses in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine [affiliate link]. (Video autoplays.)
  • Racked has details about new fall nail polish colors: “purple tones, metallics, subtle glitter, and grays and greiges (that weird combination of gray and beige).”
  • AdWeek appreciates Talbots’ new ad campaign and hashtag, #BecauseImALady.
  • NPR wishes a happy 40th anniversary to the sports bra.
  • NPR also reports that certain moisturizers’ “fragrance-free” or “hypoallergenic” claims are often false.
  • The Washington Post shares that breast cancer death rates have fallen almost 40% in recent years.
  • Popular Science, in light of the tragedy in Las Vegas, provides advice for how to cope with primary and secondary trauma. Plus, an Above the Law contributor writes about Las Vegas as a way to cope.
  • Above the Law also explains how Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka “Notorious RBG” cut down her new coworker during recent oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the Wisconsin gerrymandering case.
  • The Cut offers highlights from a New York Times report about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment that includes at least eight costly settlements.
  • Bust shares one woman’s experience of going outside of her comfort zone to have a drink in a bar alone.
  • Variety provides Michelle Obama’s advice for dealing with imposter syndrome: “I’ve been at so many tables and met so many fools who are imposters, but shame on us if we just let an imposter put us down.”
  • Billboard reports that five women—Nina Simone, Annie Lennox (with Eurythmics), Kate Bush, Chaka Khan (with Rufus), and Sister Rosetta Tharpe—have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Laugh of the Week: While it’s been around for a couple years, we still get a kick out of the “Congrats! You have an all-male panel!” Tumblr (and David Hasselhoff’s thumbs-up as a seal of approval). Recent posts include the all-male panel for Aquaculture Innovation Europe, “Because women don’t know anything about fish, fishing, or fishponds.”

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  1. I am laughing so hard at Congrats, you have an all male-panel!! Hasselhoff gives it a thumbs-up!

  2. Senior Attorney :

    Swear to goodness, I am just done with All Teh Menz today. From that horrible “pro-life” congressman who wanted his mistress to have an abortion, to Harvey Weinstein and now in today’s LA Times there’s a big story about how when USC Medical School fired its dean for, you know, being in hotel rooms with hookers and blow on a regular basis, it replaced him with a guy on whose behalf they’d already paid a six-figure sexual harassment settlement for really disgusting behavior toward a subordinate.

    Really. What a bunch of no-goodnicks, pretty much everywhere you look. (And more here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/10/06/las_vegas_harvey_weinstein_and_more_a_bad_week_for_men.html )

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