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There’s nothing like a slideshow to get a girl excited about feminism. While that sounds like the single most sarcastic sentence in the history of the world, I promise it was meant in earnest. Refinery 29 just released a slideshow, “17 Feminists of the Future,” that showcases some of the women (& men!) who are currently working tirelessly to better the future for women everywhere. Included on the list are familiar names like Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Tavi Gevinson, and Malala Yousafzai. Also featured...
  When I was a preteen, I was busy riding my pony and studying geometry. Thirteen-year-old Sushma Verma has a very different early teenage life. The girl, living in Lucknow, India, just earned her undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a master’s program for microbiology.    Her story gets even more amazing. Her family is relatively impoverished, and she lives with her parents and three siblings in a one-room apartment. The do not have a television or many entertainment outlets, and Verma has a creative solution to navigating...
Sallie Krawcheck by Dirk Eusterbrock   Sallie Krawcheck, 48, has had an exhilarating and rocky career as one of the most powerful people on Wall Street. In 2002, she was on top of the financial world: she was on the cover of Fortune, and the public hailed her as the “last honest analyst.” She reinvented Citigroup and became the organization's chief financial officer, only to be demoted and then let go in 2008.    When she left Citigroup, the media and the public scorned her and other women in...
  In college courses, I studied Asian American women and their vast contributions to feminism. Oppressed both as women and as Asian-Americans, amazing ladies have fought for their civil rights since the days of the Transcontinental Railroad (and before). But we have a long way to go before we truly embrace what Asian-American women have to contribute to feminist discourse, and we can start by hearing what racial justice advocate Lindsey Yoo has to say.    In the wake of the #solidarityisforwhitewomen discussion, our eyes have been opened to the...
In today's extremely-important-you-really-need-to-read-this feminist news, various sources are reporting that elephants and dogs have been recently seen frolicking together.  We first received the news this morning, when the Huffington Post uncovered the story that Bubbles and Bella, an elephant and a dog, are totes besties. As revealed in the video below, they do indeed seem to be quite attached to each other.   Global Animal later confirmed earlier reports, with its news that a baby elephant once tried to wake up a dog with its trunk. And man oh man,...
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