Alissa Adams Takes Her High School To Task Over Outrageously Sexist Sign Hung In Library

May 5, 2016 by

In this latest, mind-numbing episode of "The Educator Body Police: Target... Young Women", someone at a high school in Arizona apparently thought it was a good idea to communicate the importance of following dress code policy using this outrageously sexist sign. Not only does it blame the "pretty cute" ... [Read More]


High School Volleyball Player Fights Ruling That She Can’t Play On Boys’ Team

April 21, 2016 by

After 17-year-old volleyball phenom Anyela Aquino led her girls’ team to a city championship in the fall, she joined the boys’ varsity team to keep honing her skills through the spring season. Despite the fact that the coach and her teammates wanted her to play with them, ... [Read More]


A Rugby Interpretation Of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

April 19, 2016 by

Lindsey Oliver, a senior and rugby player at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was given an assignment for her recent documentary film class. The concept was to create a visual interpretation of a poem, and Lindsey chose Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.” Using her love of rugby to convey Angelou’s message of how, with self-respect and confidence, ... [Read More]


The Feminist Bake Sale That Led To Death And Rape Threats

April 11, 2016 by

By Madeline Price - If someone had told me, one week ago today, that a simple bake sale aiming to educate students about wage disparity in Australia would rile up a university campus to the point of death threats to the organisers, would reach media sources across Australia, the UK and US, and would result in the single most successful ... [Read More]

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Higher Learning Poster Woman: Meet Graduate School Barbie

April 8, 2016 by

By Unknown Author - Graduate School Barbie comes in two forms: Delusional Master’s Barbie™ and Ph.D. Masochist Barbie™. Every Graduate School Barbie comes with these fun-filled features guaranteed to delight and entertain for hours: Grad School Barbie comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after 2 weeks or her first advisor ... [Read More]

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The Story of Menstruation… As Told And Animated By Disney In 1946

April 6, 2016 by

This may sound like a fairy tale, but believe it or not Disney was way ahead of its time when it came to talking about vaginas. In 1946, Walt Disney Productions was commissioned by the International Cello-Cotton Company (makers of Kotex products) to produce a film called The Story of Menstruation. The 10-minute animated short, which is said to have marked the very ... [Read More]


Girls Sweep Top Prizes In Annual Student Doodle4Google Contest

March 21, 2016 by

Today’s beautiful Google Doodle comes from Akilah Johnson, the National winner of the Doodle4Google contest for students in grades K-12. The tenth grader's doodle was selected from over 100,000 submissions to the annual competition. For this year’s contest, students were directed to create doodles with the theme: ... [Read More]


Palestinian Teacher Hanan Al Hroub Wins $1Million Global Teacher Prize

March 21, 2016 by

Back in February, we introduced you to the four women finalists who were in the top ten running for the $1Million Global Teacher Prize. Last week it was announced that Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub has won the prize for her outstanding contributions to her community. Hanan Al Hroub, who grew up in a refugee camp, ... [Read More]