We're rounding out the week energized and inspired by Monday's roundtable discussion on everyday advocacy with accidental activist Audrey Symes. (You can check out the key points from that discussion here.) Here's what else you need to know this week:
- The judgment of others can be crippling to today's parents. And nobody knows this better than Kim Brooks, who was arrested for criminal negligence because a bystander made a 911 call when she ran an errand while her four year old waited in a (cool, window-cracked) car. Btw, the rest of the world responded to her article and told America to chill.
- It just became legal to breastfeed in public in all 50 states. Utah Republican Rep. Curt Webb had this to say: "This seems to say you don’t have to cover up at all. I’m not comfortable with that, I’m just not. It’s really in your face." The bill was amended to make it ambiguous whether a mama needs a cover, but passed.
- The Fortune 500 has its first openly lesbian leader. Beth Ford became the first openly gay woman to be appointed as CEO to a Fortune 500 company, stepping up as #1 at Land O'Lakes. She says she is proud this has been deemed an important milestone for LGBTQ+ advocates, but is no doubt scratching her head just like us that this should be a milestone at all in 2018.
- Japan is encouraging people to start work late on Mondays to improve their work-life health. In the latest attempt to address the work hours that are slowly killing us all, Japan is launching a "Shining Monday" campaign, asking businesses stretch out the weekend by letting employees start late on Mondays. (If they want any hope of it working, they should check out the tips from our recent interview with Andrew Barnes of Perpetual Guardian about the firm's successful four day work week trial.)
- Send your vitamins to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The 85 year old Supreme Court Justice just assured CNN that she plans to stay on the court for at least five more years - until she is 90 - and has hired law clerks for the next two terms. Lucky she's fighting fit.
Have a great weekend, Mindr family. See you next week.