BY Hannah Baxter
on Dec 16, 2014
2014 was, by most accounts, a pretty rad year for the ladies in the crowd. Politically, we’ve got more woman than ever before in Congress (100 to be exact), the first African-American Republican Congresswoman, and a blatant smack down of extreme anti-abortion laws. Women have thoroughly flexed their social media muscles, creating trending hashtags like #YesAllWomen, #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft that united women and allies against violence, misogyny ... Read More
BY Sarah Thomasson
on Oct 13, 2014
If you haven't already heard, last week 17-year-old Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
You go girl!
For the majority of her life, Malala has been advocating for education of girls. She has expressed that she believes that with a more educated world, it will become a better place.
Malala grew up in the Taliban-occupied Swat Valley, where her father started a school for girls. The school was overtaken by ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jul 23, 2014
Beyoncé has recently been hit by a media storm of rumors about a possible divorce from husband Jay-Z and other super toxic gossip. But our girl doesn’t let TMZ and E! News get her down. Instead, she stays rocking on that girl power by posting a picture of herself emulating one of the greatest feminist icons of all time.
Yesterday, Beyoncé took to Instagram as Rosie the Riveter, standing under the famous catchphrase, “We Can Do It!", not giving a ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on May 16, 2014
The pitch: let’s use an image of a 14 year old girl being shot by the Taliban to sell our mattress brand. Yeah… sounds like a great idea!
Advertising company Oligvy and Mather’s India branch decided to use Malala Yousafzai’s likeness and personal plight to sell Kurl-on mattresses.
Malala is an international heroine whose work as an education activist began when she was a just pre-teen. She started writing an anonymous blog for the BBC, ... Read More
BY Shannon Iggy
on Dec 12, 2013
With only 3 weeks left in the year, it’s almost time to start making New Year’s resolutions. There are the typical ones: staying healthy, paying off that pesky credit card debt, or landing that promotion. Why not add a few good books to that list too? Mashable and Goodreads have released their picks for the best 2013 releases. Check out our favorites below!
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
The Interestings is the tale of six creative ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 08, 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by the Taliban last year, has been making headlines with her astute opinions on society.
Despite Taliban threats to make attempts on her life again, Malala is still speaking out publicly about education, women, and the cultural differences between the Eastern and Western worlds. Since her attack last year, she has been relocated to Britain and enrolled in school.
Malala told BBC, "I want to tell the ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Sep 19, 2013
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 ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 04, 2013
Activist Malala Yousafzai is unstoppable. In the past year, she has gone from surviving an assassination attempt to speaking at the United Nations to being nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Did we forget to mention the fact that she just celebrated her 16th birthday? Malala’s powerful message is one of gender equality, especially in the world of education.
Yesterday, in her self-proclaimed second home of Birmingham, Malala continued her quest for ... Read More
Meanwhile in Pakistan, a new 3-D, animated children’s show is supposed to debut featuring a crime-fighting WOMAN in – get this – a burka.
In case you couldn’t tell by the title.
Yes, it's the Burka Avenger, a mild-mannered school teacher by day and a defender of women’s education by night. She fights villains who are trying to close girl's schools with pens and books. Are those super powers? I guess they can be. BECAUSE ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 17, 2013
We've been closely following the work and status of admirable teenager Malala Yousafzai ever since we first heard reports of her attack back in October. The 15-year-old advocate for women's education rights was gunned down by the Taliban, shooting her in the neck and head. She amazingly survived this awful crime and has been continuing to speak her mind and raise awareness for these pressing issues ever since.
Now Davis Guggenheim, of Waiting for ... Read More