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July 2014 Blog Archive

Finding My Way

Finding My Way

An excerpt from Harilyn Rousso's memoir, Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back. Rousso is considered one of the "founding mothers" of the U.S. disabled women's movement.

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Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Will Make You Feel Like Flying

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Will Make You Feel Like Flying

She stands, calves flexed, poised on toe shoes. A voiceover reads a rejection letter listing her physical faults. It ends, pointedly: “You have the wrong body for ballet.” 

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Birth Control is 100 Years Old: MAKERS Reflect On Its Evolution

Birth Control is 100 Years Old: MAKERS Reflect On Its Evolution

Since Margaret Sanger coined the term birth control in 1914, contraception has revolutionized women's lives. See its evolution and hear about its importance from our MAKERS.

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Daily Five: Appreciating Hillary Clinton and Emily Brontë

Daily Five: Appreciating Hillary Clinton and Emily Brontë

1. A great response to #WomenAgainstFeminism. We still live in a world where gender matters.

2. 41 times Hillary Clinton was outta control sassy. The Secretary of Sass, in fact. 

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Five Things You Never Knew About Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights

Five Things You Never Knew About Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights

Plus female heroines who MADE the story.

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Daily Five: Meet the Woman Behind 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Daily Five: Meet the Woman Behind 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

1. Tech's ugly gender problem. Where a VC can say he doesn't invest in women.

2. How to build a feminist work space. "Strong female leadership can be good for both morale and the bottom line."

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Football Star Sam Gordon is Back on the Field

Football Star Sam Gordon is Back on the Field

After a year's hiatus to make the Olympic Development soccer team, Sam Gordon is back to football. We revisit her talk at the MAKERS Conference. 

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Daily Five: Cats Against Feminism and Taking Action Against Street Harassment

Daily Five: Cats Against Feminism and Taking Action Against Street Harassment

Plus mandated paid leave for new mothers and a new lightning-sharp female action hero.

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Lucy Beats Her Male Counterpart at the Box Office

Lucy Beats Her Male Counterpart at the Box Office

Scarlett Johansson stars in the female protagonist action movie directed by Luc Besson.

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Daily Five: Girl Geeks Rule Comic-Con

Daily Five: Girl Geeks Rule Comic-Con

Plus 26 things feminists are sick of hearing, and polls that say America is finally ready for a female president.

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