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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]

Kristen Bell Stars In Spoof Video To Highlight Women’s Inequality In The Workplace

Kristen Bell Stars In Spoof Video To Highlight Women’s Inequality In The Workplace

September 15, 2016 by

“Why outsource all your production to far away countries like India, China and Narnia when we have the cheapest and best workforce right here in the good ole’ US of A: Women.” - Kristen Bell, Pinksourcing Pitchwoman In this premiere episode of Celebs Have Issues from HuffPost Originals, a video series that aims to put serious causes in the spotlight, “using wit and laughter ... [Read More]

Teacher Holds An Experiment With Students To Illustrate Gender Gap In Congress

Teacher Holds An Experiment With Students To Illustrate Gender Gap In Congress

September 15, 2016 by

New Jersey teacher Nicholas Ferroni is a vocal supporter of equal rights in and out of the classroom. Recently, he held a little experiment with his students to illustrate the gender gap in Congress. “Men make up 80% of Congress, giving them the majority vote on issues that directly affect women,” ... [Read More]

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Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls’ Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like

September 13, 2016 by

A couple of weeks ago we ran a piece about an image that was posted on social media and went viral. It was a side-by-side shot of this Girls’ Life magazine cover (left, lead image) next to the cover of Boys’ Life magazine that served as a harsh reminder of the stereotyped messages that, even in the year 2016, are STILL ... [Read More]

Anita Sarkeesian Launches Video Series About History’s “Ordinary Women” You Should Know

Anita Sarkeesian Launches Video Series About History’s “Ordinary Women” You Should Know

September 13, 2016 by

Do you know who Emma Goldman was? If not, you should. Born in 1869, she was a radical activist, a revolutionary advocate of personal freedom, sexual freedom, and freedom of expression, and a champion for labor rights, gay rights, and women’s equality. But Emma, along with many other pioneering women who dared ... [Read More]

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Girls Deserve A Better Life… Better Than The Inane Stereotyped Version Marketed To Them

September 1, 2016 by

By Michele Yulo - I came across this photo on Facebook taken by a person at a local county library that shows REAL covers of both the Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life magazines.* (Warning: if you have high blood pressure, look away!) My head spun, my blood boiled and my jaw just about hit the floor. Here I am thinking that we had changed, ... [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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The Velara Warriors, New Female Action Figures For Girls And Boys

August 23, 2016 by

Determined to inspire both girls and boys with strong and powerful role models, sisters Roobini and Trisshala Sittampalam are on a mission to close the gender gap in the toy aisle with their new line of female action figures, the Velara Warriors. The sisters were first inspired to create Velara Warriors after Trisshala went looking for a Rey action figure, ... [Read More]

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