Teacher Inspires Her High School Students To Understand And Promote Feminism

Teacher Inspires Her High School Students To Understand And Promote Feminism

November 17, 2014 by

Ileana Jiménez, most notably known as “Feminist Teacher,” has created a course that teaches high school students about feminism. Passionate about creating inclusive schools, Ileana believes in transforming education for gender, racial, and economic justice. Now that’s a lesson plan! The feminism class titled, ... [Read More]

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The Ugly Truth Behind Sadie Hawkins Day

November 13, 2014 by

It's Sadie Hawkins Day. You know, the day when the girls are supposed to ask out the boys. Like us, you may have vivid memories of those dreadful Sadie Hawkins Day school dances, where the pressure was on and the gossip was flying about who would ask whom to the dance. Although it may have seemed like a fun novelty then, in retrospect, we think… not so much. ... [Read More]

Marie’s Dictionary: Preserving A Forgotten Language For Future Generations

Marie’s Dictionary: Preserving A Forgotten Language For Future Generations

November 3, 2014 by

In the United States more than 130 Native American languages are endangered. Several are on the verge of extinction with only a handful of fluent speakers remaining. Wukchumni language is one of those languages. Today, there are approximately 200 Wukchumni tribe members left, ... [Read More]

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

October 14, 2014 by

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of inspiring women in science, technology, engineering and math... a.k.a. STEM badasses! Ada Lovelace, born Ada Byron in 1815, is recognized as the first computer programmer, ever! Fearing that Ada would inherit her father’s penchant for poetry (Lord Byron), Ada’s mother raised her with a strict curriculum of science, logic and math that encouraged ... [Read More]

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Take Back Halloween: A Costume Guide For Women

October 13, 2014 by

Once again nothing seems to be safe from being transformed into a sexy costume this Halloween season. Last year, we introduced you to the sexy hamburger, and that was just one of hundreds of cheesy iterations of food costumes you could find in the shape of a tube dress. This year, things have gone even further (as if that's possible) into the sexy realm, and not just for women, ... [Read More]

It’s International Day Of The Girl. Little Eunice Has Something To Say, And We All Need To Listen

It’s International Day Of The Girl. Little Eunice Has Something To Say, And We All Need To Listen

October 11, 2014 by

On the occasion of International Day of the Girl, Eunice, a 5th grader at the Kibera School for Girls in Kenya, reminds us to “DREAM,” and makes the point better than anybody could. ... [Read More]

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And The Grand Prize Winners Of The Google Science Fair 2014 Are…

September 24, 2014 by

…Sophie Healy-Thow, Emer Hickey and Ciara Judge, three 10th graders from Kinsale Community School in Ireland. The trio won the global online science competition for a project that examined the use of natural bacteria to increase crop output in an effort to combat world hunger, and to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture ... [Read More]

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!

September 23, 2014 by

Imagine what our country would be like if every single American woman was registered to vote, and voted. Yeah, that would be pretty terrific. But in fact, in 2012, only 64% of U.S. female citizens reported being registered to vote. Voting was an ugly battle for our foremothers who fought long and hard to secure this sacred and undeniable right. It's the simple act of ... [Read More]