Cup of Jane
23 new badges have been added by Girl Scouts of America for skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Mary-Beth Taylor's film production company. chanel n*5, piper-heidsieck & a great lipstick give me my super powers...One day my then 4 year old came to me in a whispered voice and said "Mom I'm a super hero. I don't know what my super power is but I think it is running..." I think back to my days as a young girl filled with wonder & delight in the world & not afraid to try anything. This is how I want to live my life... My feelings of being supergirlreally started with my conversation with my son superwaybay...
Cup of Jane
23 new badges have been added by Girl Scouts of America for skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Amy Poehler's Smart Girls
Did you know that #WonderWoman was inspired by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood? #WonderWednesdays #PinkOut
This Four-Year-Old Had Her Own Women's March With Dolls
Some kids have doll weddings, but Rose Redfern had a doll protest.
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According to the Constitution, chosen electors of the Electoral College are the real people who will vote for president, when they meet on Dec. 19 in their respective state capitals.
However, there is nothing stopping any of the electors from refusing to support the candidate to whom they were bound or by abstaining from voting.
There’s even a name for it: becoming a “faithless elector.”
Although the idea of the electors trying to reverse the vote is occasionally discussed — such as after the incredibly close 2000 election in which George Bush narrowly beat Al Gore — going “faithless” is exceedingly rare.
More than 99 percent of electors throughout American history have voted as pledged, according to an analysis done by the New York Times.
The last faithless elector reared his roguish head back in 2004, when a lone anonymous voter in Minnesota declined to vote for Democrat John Kerry and instead voted for Kerry’s running mate, John Edwards.
The rogue’s vote was purely ceremonial, as Bush already had 286 electoral votes ensuring his re-election.
Faithless electors are barred in only 29 states from ignoring the will of the voters, though the penalties are light. And a faithless elector has never swung an election.
The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College because they were actually “afraid of direct democracy,” according to FactCheck.org.
In fact, Alexander Hamilton thought the electors would make sure “the office of president will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”
On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply...
While at Harvard, our coaches taught us that the only thing we can control in life is ourselves—our own attitude and effort—ultimately, our own actions and our own words.
As women of Harvard Soccer and of the world, we want to take this experience as an opportunity to encourage our fellow women to band together in combating this type of behavior, because we are a team and we are stronger when we are united.
Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female
Shield maidens are not a myth! A recent archaeological discovery has shattered the stereotype of exclusively male Viking warriors sailing out to
This 7-year-old SLAYS
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Do you know her story? #womenInspire
Today, we'll change tomorrow. Because we are the United State of Women. Watch the film and join Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Tina Fey, Oprah Winfrey and all the other incredible women in the #StateofWomen → theunitedstateofwomen.org
A father wanted to teach his daughter a lesson about female empowerment — so he transformed her into Wonder Woman for a badass photoshoot.
Texas Democratic Party
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The Other 98%
Thanks to Kentucky National Organization for Women
City of Women - The New Yorker
Almost every city is full of men’s names, names that indicate who made history. What if New York’s streets instead celebrated the city’s great women?
When they go low...
Arianne Zucker speaks up post-Trump Tape.
"Yes, it's important that their dad is a feminist, because now that's what they expect of all men."
We need to make it safe for girls to fail:
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Swords and shields at the ready. The #WonderWoman trailer has arrived.
As Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham continue to disappoint, here are 5 feminists worth knowing
If you're tired of being disappointed by Dunham and Schumer, maybe it's time for some new feminist inspirations.
SAN FRANCISCO: The app builder who wasn't 'tech' enough for Google
Stephanie Lampkin created Blendoor last year, a job-matching app that hides candidates’ name, photo, gender and race information, only highlighting what’s relevant to the job listing, like professional history and educational background.
Something terrible has happened to pregnant women in Texas: their mortality rate has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to rates in places like Russia or Ukraine. Although researchers into this disaster are careful to say that it can’t be attributed to any one cause, the death surge does coincide with the state’s defunding of Planned Parenthood, which led to the closing of many clinics.
Some ugly politics is local.
A Mighty Girl
After her project focused on giving female scientists their due recognition on Wikipedia started attracting the attention of sexist online trolls, Emily Temple-Wood decided to fight back in the best possible way -- for every harassing email she receives, the recent Loyola University graduate has vowed to write a Wikipedia article about another female scientist who has been neglected in the history books! For her efforts to expand women's representation on Wikipedia and combat online harassment against women, Temple-Wood was named the 2016 Wikipedian of the Year.
The 22-year-old Chicagoan founded the WikiProject Women Scientists project in 2012 to help improve the representation of female scientists on Wikipedia. It was discovering how few women of the Royal Society -- the UK's centuries-old society of who's who in science -- had Wikipedia articles written about them that first inspired Temple-Wood to act. "I got [angry] and wrote an article that night.," she recalls. "I literally sat in the hallway in the dorm until 2 am writing [my] first women in science [Wikipedia] article.’"
Several years into the project, Temple-Wood and her fellow project members have created hundreds of new pages focused on female scientists -- 376 of which have been featured on Wikipedia's front page. Siko Bouterse, a former Wikimedia Foundation staff member, described Temple-Wood's impact on reducing the Wikipedia gender gap as “epic”, observing: "When I was a kid, I could count the number of women scientists I was aware of on one hand. But I know our daughters are going to have access to so much more free knowledge about scientists who look like them, thanks to Emily’s efforts, and that’s really powerful."
However, all of this success led trolls to increasingly target Temple-Wood with sexist and harassing emails; a common tactic used to try silence women's voices online. Refusing to be intimidated, Temple-Wood made a public commitment to write a new Wikipedia on a female scientist in response to each email and, after building up a substantial new backlog of entries to tackle, she even thanked her harassers "for helping to fight against systemic bias on Wikipedia.” Bouterse, like many others, applauded her response: "Amazingly, rather than deciding this particular public space must not be for her, Emily has been able to channel every instance of harassment into more fuel for her focus, so it's backfiring against those who hope to silence women online. That takes courage."
To check out Emily's WikiProject Women Scientists project and learn how to get involved, visit http://bit.ly/1P2igyn
For a fantastic new book about 50 trailblazing female scientists, we highly recommend the illustrated biography, "Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers," for ages 9 and up at http://www.amightygirl.com/women-in-science
Adult readers will also appreciate "Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and The World," at http://www.amightygirl.com/headstrong-52-women
For many books for children and teens about female scientists throughout history, check out our blog post, "Science Is For Girls: 25 Books About Female Scientists" at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=12445
You can also inspire your kids with fictional stories starring girls who love science with the recommendations in our post, "Ignite Her Curiosity: 25 Books Starring Science-Loving Mighty Girls," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10940
And, if you'd like to encourage your own aspiring scientist, you can find many hands-on science toys and kits in our blog post, "Top 40 Science Toys for Mighty Girls," at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10528
In 1963, about 20 girls were jailed for 45 days in a one room jail in Leesburg, Ga. for their participation in civil rights marches in Americus. They didn't talk about that experience for 50 years. Now the nine surviving members of The 1963 Leesburg Stockade Girls have been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. http://gpbnews.org/post/girls-leesburg-stockade
Why Disney princesses and ‘princess culture’ are bad for girls
A new study shows critics of aggressive princess marketing were right to worry.
The United State of Women
Today, The White House is convening The United #StateofWomen Summit – an opportunity for trailblazers from around the globe to celebrate all that we've accomplished for gender equality and chart our path forward. Join us → http://bit.ly/1RZwT7e
"I wasn't a pretty, little gymnast. I was a very powerful, explosive gymnast. Really the sport had never seen that. Being told, pretty much my whole life, you don't have the body for it...
Well, here I am."
I want to be shark girl...
“When you’re four you can do awesome tricks. You can do a tumble and a cartwheel. Actually I can’t do a cartwheel, but my sister can do that. She’s five years old and likes to play with me but I haven’t met her and I don’t know her name because she’s imaginary. She likes to fly. Her job is so save the day every time the bad guys try to steal the word. She is friends with Water Girl, and Fire Girl, and Wind Girl, and Shark Girl. Shark Girl has the power of sharks. She can save the world every single time. All she has to do is put out her hands and think really hard about sharks.”
Ms. Foundation for Women
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe are starring in “Hidden Figures,” a forthcoming film that tells the astonishing true story of female African-American mathematicians who were invaluable to NASA’s space program in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s. The New York Times
While really nice to bake your child a birthday cake people (mostly women) usually do that. Cause it is a (famous) guy it is up there with the work Mother Teresa did somehow. just saying...
What happens when the bakery says they don't have time to make your daughter a birthday cake? You get involved and smash one out yourself! I call it "La TRex al la chocolate"
Beyoncé is a true #goddess!
The HBO special—a visual presentation of her new album, ‘Lemonade’—is Beyoncé’s finest work yet.
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if harvard men can't control themselves how can we expect boys to??
Important perspective here.
Often called "leftover," unmarried women over 27 are speaking out in a new ad.
This 24-year-old wants to change politics—so she's running for Congress
5 Bad Ass Japanese American Women Activists You Probably Didn't Learn About in History Class
Since history tends to sideline the central role so many women played in the major social movements of the 20th century, here’s a little herstory lesson about five woman warriors whose incarceration during World War II inspired them to fight back–some more widely known than others, all supremely tal…
Great Big Story
She may have played with James Brown, BB King and Otis Redding back in the day, but Beverly "Guitar" Watkins of the Music Maker Relief Foundation has a style and legacy all her own. At 76, she's still the queen of blues guitar.
I used to be a “pretty girl”, if I made an effort. But I was never considered beautiful until I was a [well-known] feminist. Then I became aware of the reductionist commentary on “what a feminist looks like”, and this attitude that if you were pretty enough to get a man, why would you want equal pay?
The 81-year-old feminist, writer and activist on having a depressed mother, her fear of public speaking, and Beyoncé
Conversations between adults and teenagers about what happens after “yes” remain rare.
The UK explained sexual consent in the most British way possible.
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We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program -- two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot…
we laugh because it is funny, we laugh because it is true. the sad state of independent film.
How shaky financing, uncertain casting, and an ever-changing script became my Wild Oats adventure
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