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Illustrator Inspires Daughter With Badass Women From History Lunchbox Napkins

November 28, 2016 by

Every day with her 9-year-old daughter’s lunch, illustrator Meaghan Elderkin includes a napkin with a message, drawing or just a little bit of love and inspiration. Each week Meaghan chooses a theme, which has included dinosaurs, other animals and lots of fun, silly jokes and puns. But when the U.S. election didn’t turn out the winner ... [Read More]

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Rethink the Past to Reshape the Future… A Women’s Historian Weighs In

November 14, 2016 by

By Pam Elam - The absolute heartbreak of Nov. 8th reminds us that learning from our history as women can be a powerful tool for fighting back against misogyny. Women don't give up, we get going. Anyone who works for social change is very familiar with the concept of "reinventing the wheel." It simply means doing ... [Read More]

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Blogs Not Bombs: Afghan Writers Fighting Misogyny With Their Stories

October 3, 2016 by

By Lydia Solodiuk Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor. In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]

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Emma Watson Debuts “Hurdles” A Short Film About The Fight For Gender Equality

September 26, 2016 by

This past Saturday, actor & UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson debuted Hurdles, a new “small film” about the fight for gender equality. Set to Sia's hit "Chandelier," the video features footage from the women's Olympic hurdles final from the 1964 Tokyo games. ... [Read More]

Featuring Fearless, Independent And Free-willed Women, H&M’s New Ad Challenges What It Means To Be A “Lady”

Featuring Fearless, Independent And Free-willed Women, H&M’s New Ad Challenges What It Means To Be A “Lady”

September 19, 2016 by

When you hear the word “lady” what does that mean to you? For us, it’s just another limitation put on women that’s associated with expected attributes, actions and qualities that went out of style with the pillbox hat. In an effort to challenge the old stereotype, ... [Read More]

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Introducing Transparen-she… A Way For Women To Disappear So Their Clothes Won’t Upset Anybody

September 9, 2016 by

Following a summer filled with debates over what women and girls should or shouldn't be wearing, Vox’s Liz Plank has come up with the most brilliant solution to the ongoing body shaming epidemic. Introducing the Transparen-she... a way for women to disappear ... [Read More]

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9th Graders Start First-Ever Feminist Club At Alabama High School, Make Us Burst With Pride

August 30, 2016 by

In July, our co-founders attended the UN Empowering Women And Girls 2030 Summit where, after a chance encounter with an inspiring NASA In-space Manufacturing Project Manager, they learned about a group of pioneering 9th grade girls who have started the first-ever feminist club at their high school in Alabama. ... [Read More]

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New Campaign Challenges Google To Change Its “Objectively Sexist” Word Definition Examples

August 30, 2016 by

United by a desire to make a difference for women’s equality, Georgia Patch and Kiah Nicholas have started #redefinewomen, a social movement that turns to the power of the people to “help change the way women are perceived, by changing the way women are defined.” As two ... [Read More]

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