Taliban leadership in Afghanistan ordered all Afghan women to wear all-covering clothing in public on Saturday.
The new decree, reported by ABC News, says women should only leave the house when necessary and that dress-code violations may lead to male relatives facing jail time. The order follows one issued by Taliban leadership last month, making it so women couldn’t travel alone—which has since been ignored to an extent, per ABC.
The United States Mint has announced that Maya Angelou and Sally Ride will be the first two women honored as part of the American Women Quarters Program, which will commemorate the accomplishments and contributions of 20 prominent woman in American history by putting them on the back of quarters, New York Times reports.
From this point forward, NASA’s Washington DC headquarters will be known as the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters, named after the agency’s first Black female engineer. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the change today. Continue reading NASA names its DC headquarters after its first Black female engineer
Watch out, Kylie Jenner. Rihanna is poised to become the next celebrity beauty-biz billionaire. Continue reading RIHANNA IS NOW THE WORLD’S RICHEST FEMALE MUSICIAN, THANKS TO HER FASHION BRANDS
After debuting at the No. 83 spot as the featured artist on Tyga‘s track “Drip,” Nicki Minajbecame the first female artist to land 100 songs on the Billboard 100 chart. Continue reading Nicki Minaj Becomes First Woman to Achieve 100 Entries on Billboard Hot 100