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Gloria Steinem Has A Book Club

January 15, 2015 by

You may have heard that Mark Zuckerberg recently launched a book club, but what you may not know is that legendary feminist, journalist, and social and political activist Gloria Steinem has also launched a book club of sorts called, Reading Our Way to the Revolution. ... [Read More]

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My School Edited My Yearbook Photo To Make Me Appear Thinner

January 9, 2015 by

15 hours ago, a student at an unnamed, all girls' high school posted the following on Reddit. It's her personal account of a chain of events that left our mouths hanging open in utter disbelief and our lips curled with ire. Just as we went to publish her story, she added an "urgent update" to her original Reddit post. Read it and weep. ... [Read More]

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Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem by Dr. Maya Angelou

December 25, 2014 by

In wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, it has become an annual Women You Should Know tradition to share this very beautiful poem that was composed by a woman most already know, the late author and poet, Dr. Maya Angelou. Her deeply moving words bear even more significance in the wake of her death this past May, and at a time when our country and the world are in desperate need of peace. ... [Read More]

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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]