17 Things We Still Can’t Believe Really Happened In 2017


We definitely never saw any of these things coming…

When the clock struck midnight and we all cheered in 2017, no one could have predicted what a life-changing year it would be.

To say we had some bombshells dropped these past 12 months would be an understatement. Indeed, things happened we’re still in total disbelief about. Events that would forever change the way we looked at the world, as women. Events we’re still reeling from.

Yep, 2017 was a bumpy ride. Here were the most jaw-dropping moments from the year that was…

1. When, only a few days into the year, a New York city cop said only one kind of rape was “real.”

Read the story here.

2. When millions of women marched in major cities around the world to protest President Trump’s inauguration.

Read all about it here.

3. We had just entered February when Trump announced his controversial Muslim ban, and Twitter was having none of it.

Read some hilarious tweets about it here.

4. A woman went mega-viral after bleeding through her yoga pants in a protest against period shaming.

Read the story here.

5. A tone-deaf Australian senator claimed women enjoyed being sexually harassed (Oh, how 2017 would prove him extremely wrong as the year ticked by…)

Read it here.

6. Kendall Jenner appeared in that terribly thought-out Pepsi ad…

Read all about it here.

7. Another Australian senator made headlines – but for a positive reason – becoming the first senator to ever breastfeed on the floor of parliament.

Read about this ultimate girl-boss here.

8. Gross men admitted to ‘stealthing’ women (removing their condoms without their partner’s knowledge or consent during sex).

Read it (and be outraged) here.

9. The ‘100 Layers’ challenge took the internet by storm and had people putting 100 layers of things, like face masks, on their bodies.

Read it, and watch the video, here.

10. 20 year-old Michelle Carter was convicted of manslaughter after telling her boyfriend to kill himself, proving that words are never really ‘just words’.

Read the story here.

11. In a move forward for the body positive movement, ASOS vowed to stop airbrushing their models’ photos.

Read it here.

12. Glitter boobs became an actual thing. Really.

See more of them here.

13. And then glitter bombs for your vagina made us all question if we’d finally gone too far with our glitter obsession…

Be confused here.

14. Until we were introduced to the glitter tongue trend.

Read it, and question everything, here.

15. SHESAID got a stylish makeover (and had a lot of fun celebrating our new look).

Relive the excitement here.

16. The Harvey Weinstein scandal sparked the creation of the #MeToo movement, aimed at empowering millions of women who’ve experienced sexual harassment and assault to come forward to share their stories.

Read one of our writers’ takes on the issue here.

17. And as 2017 started to wrap up, increasing numbers of women came forward, exposing powerful men across all industries of sexual assault, forever changing the way we think about long-entrenched attitudes of “boys just being boys.”

Read it here.

Comment: Which of the above events affected you most in 2017?