Category: Life

Insightful Post on American Culture

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Umair Haque wrote a breathtaking, insightful post, Why America’s is the Rich World’s Most Abusive Society Towards Women (By a Long Way) Or, How Toxic Institutions and Norms Made Being a Woman in America Suck in So Many Unique and…

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…

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An intriguing piece by Thom Hartmann on The End of the Patriarchy.

In fact, I think that I could build a case that the reason the world is melting down, the reason we have conflicts all over the world, the reason we’re having territorial wars, the reason we’re having wars over water, the reason that we’re having wars over resources, all of these things are the result – in my opinion – of the oppression of women.

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…

Women Warriors

bones of a female Viking warrior

Natalie Haynes of The Guardian asks How many more warrior women are missing from the history books? The story notes that “[t]he recent discovery of female bones in a Viking warrior grave is yet another indication that we’ve only scratched…

The Value of Not Getting Paid

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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…

Opportunities Then and Now

Marta Ramos and Gail Evans, from NY Times story

The New York Times’ story, To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now highlights the staggering difference in opportunities between jobs today and jobs of the past. From the story, The $16.60 per hour…

Nina Paley

This post contains MATURE CONTENT. God-Mother is artist Nina Paley‘s latest video. Paley calls herself “a cynical cartoonist.” She’s the creator of the widely watched and shared Copying Is Not Theft and Sita Sings the Blues. Both Paley and Gwenn…

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…

Deeply Rooted Barriers

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Susan Chira of The New York Times posted an insightful article, Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were. Chira interviewed many women who were on the path to the top, but for many reasons did not reach…

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…