I had big plans this weekend.
I had big plans for a q&a intro for the Paper with two cool women in the news; didn't happen.
I had big plans to go far in the A-Mixed Doubles; drew a tough team-- last year's club was the male half--in the second round. Yes, I had a bagel for breakfast.
And after that, I had big plans not to pass out after my first post-quarantine massage of the year.
Time got away from me, but not this week's news. I dug in, got a grip, rounded it up, and am delivering it with all the high expectations from all ye faithful. Enjoy this chock-full Olympics-heavy missive. We still cover all the news you have to know by and about women in the world.
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And Happy August!
THE PIC(K) OF THE WEEK:
Sunisa Lee's Stunning Olympic Victory via The New Yorker
Katie Ledecky Won Another Gold Medal and Then Laughed In The Face Of A Reporter Who Asked If She Was Retiring via Insider
Cycling: Austrian Kiesenhofer Stuns Confused Dutch To Win Road Gold via Reuters
They Are Olympians. They Are Mothers. And They No Longer Have To Chooes. via The Washington Post
When Black Women Are Punished For Being The Best via The Undefeated
Mario Batali, Joseph Bastianich To Pay $600,000 In Sexual Harassment Claims Settlement via Gothamist
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
We Need To Know How Menopause Changes Women's Brains via The New York Times
The Pandemic Hit Female Academics The Hardest via The Chronicle Of Higher Ed
'I See My Work As Talking Back:' How Critical Race Theory Mastermind Kimberlé Crenshaw Is Weathering The Culture Wars via Vanity Fair
Wharton Is First Elite MBA Program To Enroll More Women Than Men via The Wall Street Journal
THE ARTS & POP CULTURE:
'Who Owns My Name?' -- 'Stillwater:' How Much Of Matt Damon's New Movie Was Inspired By Amanda Knox? via Medium
Paris Hilton On How False Pregnancy Reports Highlight Media's Mistreatment Of Women via Variety
Eva Marie Saint and Marisa Tomei On Podcasting, New York Memories, and Rom-Coms via Variety
Disney Strikes Back Over Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' Lawsuit, Reveals Her $20Million Payday via Deadline
'OLD': M. Night Shyamalan and Hollywood's Horror Of Aging Women via NBC News
Sally Gearhart, Lesbian Activist, Professor, and An Ace With A Chainsaw, Dies at 90 via The San Francisco Chronicle
AND WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT...THE OLYMPICS?