Happy Tuesday! I can totally tell that you're already kicking this week's butt. And if not? Well, it's *basically* the middle of the week already (well, almost), so you've only got a few more days to go. Hang in there!
Here's what Bustle's editors were talking about today, March 21.
The U.S. + Another Ban
The United States has banned electronics larger than cellphones from being carried onto flights from specific countries. The ban, which will be implemented over the next 96 hours, affects 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and Africa. According to the Department of Homeland Security, this ban — which would require that electronic devices larger then cellphones (like laptops, e-readers, and cameras) be placed in checked luggage — stems from intelligence that "indicates that terrorist groups continue to target commercial aviation and are aggressively pursuing innovative methods to undertake their attacks."
Ivanka Is Making Moves: First Daughter Ivanka Trump is moving into an office in the West Wing of the White House, which means she'll be given classified information. This is raising serious questions about just how involved she's going to be in her father's administration.
This Chicken + Your Nightmares
I apologize in advance for this, because once you see the giant chicken that's taking the internet by storm, you'll never be able to unsee it. Here we go...
No, that's not a guy dressed in a chicken suit or a chicken jacked up on steroids, but a breed called Brahmas, which can grow up to 18.25 pounds. And no, you'll never *not* have nightmares again. Sorry!
Forget Poultry: Pizza is your real BFF.
Texas + Anti-Abortion Bill
Not one but two anti-abortion bills passed through the Texas State Senate on Monday, and if passed, they would severely impact women's health care. The first bill would completely prohibit "dilation and evacuation" (D&E) abortions, the most commonly performed second-trimester abortions. The second bill will allow doctors to forgo telling expectant mothers about any serious birth defects before the baby is born. The bill will also prevent women from suing doctors for withholding this information. Needless to say, these anti-abortion bills would have a huge, scary impact on the women in Texas.
"Simply put, Senate Bill 25 would enable doctors to lie to their patients if a fetus showed signs of disability." https://t.co/X9TuNgdiFj— Planned Parenthood (@PPGreaterTX) March 3, 2017
In Other Abortion News: During Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, Trump's Supreme Court nominee weighed in on Roe v. Wade, and, well, we still don't know much.
Target + Swim
Target's 2017 swimsuit campaign is seriously beautiful and real AF. That's because the ads for the campaign are completely unretouched and feature women of various shapes and sizes — something you don't often see with ads, let alone swimsuit campaigns. Target released the following statement about the campaign:
Shop for Good: Starting on March 24, you'll be able to buy Apple's (PRODUCT)RED special edition iPhones that will help to fight AIDS.
What to Watch: Going through withdrawal since This Is Us ended? These 17 shows are sure to fill that Tuesday night void. </3
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