Category: Feminism

Influential Women on Influential Books

The Guardian ran a fascinating piece in December entitled The Book That Made Me A Feminist in which several notable women talk about the books that influenced them. “In the week that feminism was declared word of the year by…

Women of the 1980s Indie Music Scene

Not being part of mainstream “history” doesn’t mean women weren’t there or didn’t have a voice. The Guardian’s pictorial, The forgotten women of the 1980s indie boom – in pictures, offers a few intriguing photos from a new book, Untypical Girls,…

Gigi Hadid, A Regular Person and Supermodel

W Magazine covered supermodel Gigi Hadid’s acceptance speech at Glamour’s Women of the Year ceremony. Gigi shared that she doesn’t always feel like “Gigi Hadid, global supermodel.” Sometimes she’s just a regular young woman. “I think my biggest responsibility, standing…

Danica: A Hard-Driving Woman

Danica Patrick

This is an interesting moment in time. The Guardian’s Andrew Lawrence wrote Nascar’s Danica Patrick drove the lonely road to a feminist legacy, briefly noting that “she certainly enjoyed her share of gender firsts – leading 19 laps of the…

The Value of Not Getting Paid

fantastic ms. from Twitter

Karolina Szczur (@fox on twitter) made an excellent point in her post Women will never advance doing community work. What’s even more necessary though is women and other underrepresented groups realising the impact community work has on their jobs. Lack…

Girls Don’t?

Girls learning in the lab.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t add a few comments about the Google MAN-ifesto, so we draw your attention to two outstanding responses: In ‘Dear Mr. Google Manifesto’: Epic Response From Chemical Engineer, Corp VP, Mom Of 5, Melissa Aquino…

What We Look Like

You are beautiful. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Not even yourself.

Others often feel compelled to tell us how females (and sometimes males) are supposed to act or what females should look like. This is someone else’s judgment about us, and it’s heartbreaking when we believe them and doubt our inner…

The Gutsy Girl

Caroline Paul and Wendy MacNaughton

San Francisco author Caroline Paul‘s new book, Gutsy Girl: Escapes for Your Life of Epic Adventure, is pretty awesome for several reasons. First, because Caroline leads by example. She has done amazing things that include climbing mountains, flying planes, rafting…

Hidden Figures (film)

"(we) calculate your launch and landing, sir."

Woo! This film looks fantastic: Hidden Figures is based on the untold true story of The Black Female Mathematicians Who Sent Astronauts to Space (link to article from 2015). The article noted that this was a historic moment in time:…

Superhero Girls

women bonding (teamwork)

Mashable’s Katie Dupere shared an inspired piece about a few amazing girls: Girls are powerful, fierce and determined change-makers — but they aren’t always valued for those bold qualities. Across the globe, society often discourages girls from claiming education, opportunity…

Women of Color in Tech Chat Photos

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Women of color are rare in technology circles, and consequently almost invisible in our pictures of what tech workers look like. Two sisters, Stephanie and Christina Morillo, decided to change this and developed Women of Color in Tech Chat, a…