Shamila Kohestani: Empowering Young Women Through Sports In Afghanistan And Around The World

February 24, 2017 by

By Pary Shuaib - From practicing martial arts to climbing soaring mountains, Afghan women are finding creative ways to break barriers in sports, but before we could conquer hilltops, we had to find our way to fields and gyms. This week, I had ... [Read More]

Exclusive: A Few Words From 7-Year-Old Chloe, Who Wrote The Letter To Google That’s Taking Over The Internet

February 23, 2017 by

A few weeks ago 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater, from Hereford, UK, was inspired by her dad Andy to write a letter to Google and share her desire to work for the tech giant when she "is bigger". ... [Read More]

Tampon Talk: 5 UK Students Campaign To Get Free Sanitary Products in Public Bathrooms

February 22, 2017 by

Meet Molly Blackwell, Kelly Thurston, Zoe Taylor, Kyle Austin, and Ida Mua, five Lancaster University (England) students behind a new campaign called Tampon Talk that aims to get free sanitary products in the public bathrooms on their campus and in the local city center. Inspired by a class assignment on social activism, ... [Read More]

The Mathematical Adventures of Maryam Mirzakhani

February 22, 2017 by

A square, who works as a lawyer in the two-dimensional world of Flatland, sits down with his hexagonal grandson: Taking nine squares, each an inch every way, I had put them together so as to make one large square, with a side of three inches, and I had hence proved to my grandson that – though it was impossible to see the inside of the square ... [Read More]

How I’ve Failed My Daughter… And How You May Be Failing Yours

February 22, 2017 by

By Matthew Heilman - The pink vacuum cleaner, the pink stove, the pink stroller, the pink doll, the pink princesses, the pink purse. Pink and girly EVERYTHING! That’s what I saw as I looked around the house. I’ve been surrounded by it all for two years and I’ve been completely oblivious. For some reason my brain started to put ... [Read More]

Students Film Eye-Opening PSA In Central Park To Help Get First Statue of Real Women Placed There

February 21, 2017 by

Meet Skye Lucas and Ariel Deutsch, two seniors from different NYC high schools, who became fast friends through their mutual interest in feminism, activism, and women’s history. After hearing about the #MonumentalWomen campaign from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, ... [Read More]

Queen of Carbon: The Materials Science Legacy Of Mildred Dresselhaus (1930-2017)

February 21, 2017 by

Carbon. Its astounding versatility is matched only by our total and historic complacency in the face of its wonders. “Carbon?  Whatever – it’s, like, all over the place. Now, protactinium, there’s an element…” Working on the logic that exotic elements must breed exotic properties, and intoxicated by ... [Read More]

5-Year-Old Eva Is Our New Feminist Hero… Watch

February 17, 2017 by

"Girls used to not vote, and then there were these girls who fighted to vote. They were very silly women because they got killed. So it’s very important for girls to vote. Otherwise that will happen again." Meet Eva, a passionate, pint-sized advocate of a woman's right to vote. She's featured in the series 'The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds' from the Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4, ... [Read More]

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