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Feminism Makes Merriam-Webster’s 2014 Word Of The Year Selections

December 15, 2014 by

Last month, TIME Magazines’s editors, including its Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs, apparently thought it was a good idea to add “feminist” to its list of which words to ban in 2015, as part of its annual "worst words" poll. Well, we're very happy to report that today, Merriam-Webster, America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information, included ... [Read More]

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Leggings With A Purpose. Educate A Girl, School Your Closet.

December 12, 2014 by

When girls across the country are educated, communities thrive and economies grow. Yet, due to a lack of funding, 65 million girls are missing from classrooms worldwide. Denver-based designer Heather Arellano, founder of the cause-apparel company R.O.S.E. Clothing, is setting out to change this with her new collection of school supply leggings. ... [Read More]

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Linda Lajterman’s Son Died Of A Drug Overdose. She Has An Important Message To Share.

December 10, 2014 by

On February 23, 2014, Linda Lajterman’s world was shattered when she found her 19-year-old son, Danny, dead in his bedroom. He had overdosed on a drug sold to him by a father in the neighborhood who had been dealing to the local high school students. She vowed his death would not just be another ... [Read More]

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]