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Girls Sweep First Place at Google Science Fair
I’m reminded of what Tina Fey said in her acceptance speech for the Mark Twain award for humor (which she was the third woman to win): "I do hope that women are achieving at a rate these days that we can stop counting what number they are at things."
Yes, science and math were historically thought of as “boys subjects” and men still have a slight majority in those fields of study, but haven’t women proven time and time again that they are capable of excelling in those subjects? Why does it still merit a news story when they do?

Girls Sweep First Place at Google Science Fair

I’m reminded of what Tina Fey said in her acceptance speech for the Mark Twain award for humor (which she was the third woman to win): "I do hope that women are achieving at a rate these days that we can stop counting what number they are at things."

Yes, science and math were historically thought of as “boys subjects” and men still have a slight majority in those fields of study, but haven’t women proven time and time again that they are capable of excelling in those subjects? Why does it still merit a news story when they do?

Oppression

ashleytsai:

I was going to post a quote here, but this is too good for me to give any of it away. Seriously. Everybody. Read. This. I have tears in my eyes simply from marveling at its sheer brilliance and being grateful for its existence. She picks up all of the stuttered words and blubbering sentences from the numerous frustrating times that I have tried to explain my feminism and she puts it all neatly into this beautiful, clean, and articulate essay.

Second

Michele Bachmann doesn't call herself a feminist.

Good. Because she isn’t one.

See also: Slate

(Source: jessicavalenti)

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Gender Bias Fought At Egalia Preschool In Stockholm, Sweden

Egalia is unusual even for Sweden. Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her – “han” or “hon” in Swedish. Instead, they’ve have adopted the genderless “hen,” a word that doesn’t exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.

"We use the word "Hen" for example when a doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such is coming to the kindergarten," Rajalin says. "We don’t know if it’s a he or a she so we just say ‘Hen is coming around 2 p.m.’ Then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view."

Rolling Stone: Michele Bachman’s Holy War

In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and  entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you’ve  always got a puncher’s chance. And Bachmann is exactly the right kind of  completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not  talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage  Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she’s living completely  inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand  castle she’s built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the  human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be  enemies.

Rolling Stone: Michele Bachman’s Holy War

In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you’ve always got a puncher’s chance. And Bachmann is exactly the right kind of completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she’s living completely inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand castle she’s built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be enemies.

What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women Harvard Business Review

What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women
Harvard Business Review

Girls Sweep First Place at Google Science Fair
I’m reminded of what Tina Fey said in her acceptance speech for the Mark Twain award for humor (which she was the third woman to win): "I do hope that women are achieving at a rate these days that we can stop counting what number they are at things."
Yes, science and math were historically thought of as “boys subjects” and men still have a slight majority in those fields of study, but haven’t women proven time and time again that they are capable of excelling in those subjects? Why does it still merit a news story when they do?

Girls Sweep First Place at Google Science Fair

I’m reminded of what Tina Fey said in her acceptance speech for the Mark Twain award for humor (which she was the third woman to win): "I do hope that women are achieving at a rate these days that we can stop counting what number they are at things."

Yes, science and math were historically thought of as “boys subjects” and men still have a slight majority in those fields of study, but haven’t women proven time and time again that they are capable of excelling in those subjects? Why does it still merit a news story when they do?

Oppression

ashleytsai:

I was going to post a quote here, but this is too good for me to give any of it away. Seriously. Everybody. Read. This. I have tears in my eyes simply from marveling at its sheer brilliance and being grateful for its existence. She picks up all of the stuttered words and blubbering sentences from the numerous frustrating times that I have tried to explain my feminism and she puts it all neatly into this beautiful, clean, and articulate essay.

Second

Michele Bachmann doesn't call herself a feminist.

Good. Because she isn’t one.

See also: Slate

(Source: jessicavalenti)

FYI: Today is the last day to DOUBLE your gift to Planned Parenthood.
DONATE HERE NOW!

FYI: Today is the last day to DOUBLE your gift to Planned Parenthood.

DONATE HERE NOW!

Gender Bias Fought At Egalia Preschool In Stockholm, Sweden

Egalia is unusual even for Sweden. Staff try to shed masculine and feminine references from their speech, including the pronouns him or her – “han” or “hon” in Swedish. Instead, they’ve have adopted the genderless “hen,” a word that doesn’t exist in Swedish but is used in some feminist and gay circles.

"We use the word "Hen" for example when a doctor, police, electrician or plumber or such is coming to the kindergarten," Rajalin says. "We don’t know if it’s a he or a she so we just say ‘Hen is coming around 2 p.m.’ Then the children can imagine both a man or a woman. This widens their view."

Rolling Stone: Michele Bachman’s Holy War

In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and  entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you’ve  always got a puncher’s chance. And Bachmann is exactly the right kind of  completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not  talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage  Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she’s living completely  inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand  castle she’s built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the  human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be  enemies.

Rolling Stone: Michele Bachman’s Holy War

In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you’ve always got a puncher’s chance. And Bachmann is exactly the right kind of completely batshit crazy. Not medically crazy, not talking-to-herself-on-the-subway crazy, but grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy — crazy in the sense that she’s living completely inside her own mind, frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand castle she’s built in there, unable to meaningfully communicate with the human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be enemies.

What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women Harvard Business Review

What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women
Harvard Business Review

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“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute.” Rebecca West

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