On this Day in History: Women Earned the Right to Vote

On this Day in History: Women Earned the Right to Vote #genderequality #feminism

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On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, and women were finally granted the right to vote. Today, women across the country are celebrating the 94th anniversary of this historic day in which efforts from the women’s rights movement at long last gave way to actual social progress.

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Suffragist Lucy Burns, jailed for protesting for a woman’s right to…

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‘Shoot for Beauty’ Restores Agency in Victims of Acid Attacks

‘Shoot for Beauty’ Restores Agency in Victims of Acid Attacks #violenceagainstwomen #domesticviolence

"shoot for beauty" is a photoshoot to raise awareness about acid attacksEarlier this month, New Delhi-based photographer Rahul Saharan did something remarkable: he empowered five female victims of acid attacks by taking their photographs to reveal the beauty and strength each of these women possesses. “Shoot for Beauty” was an inspirational photoshoot that originally was intended to help victims of acid attacks feel comfortable in their own bodies again. It has since…

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Theodore Wafer Found Guilty in the Murder of Renisha McBride

Renisha McBrideEarlier this month, a jury in Detroit found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Renisha McBride. Wafer originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming self-defense in the fatal shooting of the 19-year-old woman, who was allegedly seeking help after a car accident.

According to The Huffington Post, “McBride appeared at Wafer’s house in Dearborn Heights, adjacent to…

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Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the First Woman to Win the Fields Medal #WomenInSTEM

Maryam Mirzakhani Becomes the First Woman to Win the Fields Medal

Maryam Mirzakhani recently became the first woman to win the Fields Medal, an honor that shattered stereotypes and paved the way for other women in STEM.

We often find ourselves reporting on the gender disparity and sexism that prevails in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), but this week was made more positive by some recent good news: Maryam Mirzakhani has been…

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Head Back to School with these Inclusive Books for Kids

Head Back to School with these #Inclusive Children’s Books

Not too long ago, parents and educators were hard pressed to find children’s books that addressed social justice issues, different kinds of families, and LGBT identities. Happily, there are many books out there today that broach complex topics in an approachable, kid-friendly way. Whether you’re a teacher of young children looking to diversify your class library, or a parent wanting to talk to…

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Out Leadership Champions Diversity in Business, Law

Out Leadership Champions #Diversity in Business, Law @OutLeadership

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Out Leadership is a global initiative that targets senior leaders in business and law and encourages them to embrace diversity in their companies and firms. Designed to champion diversity in the corporate sector, Out Leadership’s global initiatives “seek to impact business results, increase visibility, develop talent and drive equality forward.”

Recently Out Leadership, which is the umbrella…

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The bell hooks Hotline: A Feminist Phone Intervention

The bell hooks Hotline: A Feminist Phone Intervention #FemaleAgency #feminism

You’re probably familiar with this scene: a woman is approached at a bar or coffee shop and is aggressively pursued by a complete stranger. This stranger asks for the woman’s phone number so that he may contact her after this initial exchange, and instead of saying no, the woman gives him a fake phone number. Though this scene is one experienced by many women (and men) in real life, it has also…

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The Advocate Announces Annual 40 Under 40

The Advocate Announces Annual 40 Under 40 @teganandsara @TheAdvocateMag #LGBT #40Under40

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Unsurprisingly, musicians Tegan and Sara were at the top of The Advocate’s 40 Under 40 list.

Every year, The Advocate compiles a list of the 40 most notable members of the LGBT community that are under the age of 40. The 40 Under 40 list “names the few who you should listen to among our modern-day cacophony of voices,” explains The Advocate. According to the prominent LGBT-focused publication,…

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Supermodel Andreja Pejic Comes Out As Trans

Supermodel Andreja Pejic Comes Out As Trans @andrejapejic #LGBT #fashion

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Here’s Andreja Pejic looking extra fierce beside one of our favorite trans advocates, Laverne Cox.

Supermodel Andreja Pejic made headlines this week after coming out publicly as a transgender woman, and announcing that she will be exclusively modeling women’s garments from now on. Pejic has been in the spotlight for years, famous for their incredibly versatile and androgynous appearance and…

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The Changing Climate of Stand Your Ground

The Changing Climate of Stand Your Ground #news #standyourground

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July 13th marked the one-year anniversary of the day that George Zimmerman was found not guilty on all charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. Martin’s death sparked massive national conversations about racism, gun regulations, and Stand Your Ground, a controversial law that removes the duty to retreat from the elements of self-defense and played a huge…

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