Showing Posts From: Women on Wednesday

14 Oct, 2015

Women on Wednesday #6

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For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.  Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!  That’s the idea behind this new feature.

Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.  To do this I need your help too.  Link up posts that you have about women.  It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.

I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.


 

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Interview: April Genevieve Tucholke on Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, Women in Horror

“I love that the focus is shifting from the idea of these women as scream queens running away from men.”

 
Malala’s mother has gone back to school to learn to read and write

Speaking through an interpreter, she told a cheering audience that she left school at a young age when she found herself the only girl in the classroom, but that she is now happy and proud to be learning to read and write, and is learning English too.

Book Recommendations

52 Women who changed science
 

 
Canadian women of color author recommendations


 

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07 Oct, 2015

Women on Wednesday #5

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For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.  Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!  That’s the idea behind this new feature.

Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.  To do this I need your help too.  Link up posts that you have about women.  It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.

I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.


 

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Dr. Tu Youyou wins a Nobel Prize for developing new treatments for malaria by studying old Chinese medicine texts.  I love this story because I’ve studied some Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Female leaders gather to underline importance of educating girls

 

Female Authors and Characters You Should Read

Book Punks reviews Nnedi Okorafor’s Book of Phoenix
Emily reviews Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

Hannah writes about her love for Anne of Green Gables and what she’s learned about the author.

Your guide to the greatest heroines of young adult fiction


 

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30 Sep, 2015

Women on Wednesday #4

/ posted in: FeminismWomen on Wednesday

For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.  Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!  That’s the idea behind this new feature.

Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.  To do this I need your help too.  Link up posts that you have about women.  It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.

I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.


Last Week on the Link Up

Marissa shared her review of The Young Elites

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Around the Internet

School Girl Develops New Ebola Test

“16-year-old Olivia Hallisey is destined for great things. She’s currently a student at Greenwich High School in Connecticut, where her interest in science led her to develop a new test for detecting the Ebola virus. Olivia’s work is now being recognized all over the country, because last week she won the prestigious Grand Prize and a $50,000 college scholarship at the Google Science Fair.”

The Tajik Women Rejecting Local Taboos – On Their Bikes

“Like anywhere else in the region, cycling has been around for decades, but in rural areas the activity has traditionally been primarily used for work, not pleasure, and definitely not for women.”

20 Years After Beijing How Are We Doing?

“Twenty years ago, at the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, 189 nations agreed to an ambitious Platform for Action that called for the “full and equal participation of women in political, civil, economic, social and cultural life.” It was at this conference that Hillary Clinton famously declared that “women’s rights are human rights.”

 

Not A Good Enough Feminist

“If I’m being completely honest, though, I think the lack of feminism on this blog has less to do with an inability to write thoughtfully on the subject and more with an insecurity regarding my own status as a feminist.”

 

 


 

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23 Sep, 2015

Women on Wednesday #3

/ posted in: FeminismWomen on Wednesday

For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.  Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!  That’s the idea behind this new feature.

Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.  To do this I need your help too.  Link up posts that you have about women.  It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.

I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.


 

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The 104-Year-Old Street Artist Who Yarn Bombed Her Town

“Grace Brett might be the oldest living street artist in the world. The 104-year-old grandmother of six is a member of a knitting club known as the “Souter Stormers,” who recently yarn-bombed the towns of Selkirk, Ettrickbridge, and Yarrow in Scotland.”

Drive for women’s empowerment: Mumbai’s all female taxi firm

“The all-female Priyardarshini Taxi Service was set up in Mumbai in 2008 by the social entrepreneur Susieben Shah, who wanted to support women’s economic empowerment in India.”

#SmartGirlsAsk Challenges Red-Carpet Sexism at Emmys

“Are you tired of sexist interview questions? It’s an irritating, yet persistent habit of Hollywood to give male actors interesting and relevant questions while women are asked about their makeup and dietary choices. Amy Poehler’s #SmartGirlsAsk campaign asked Twitter for some thoughtful questions, and brought them to the Emmy awards.”

Women Sweep 2015 Ignatz Awards at This Year’s Small Press Expo

“How rad is this: this year’s Ignatz Awards were swept by female creators in every category. For those of you who don’t know, the Ignatz Awards are awards given to comics creators in recognition of their achievements within small press or creator owned comics”



 

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16 Sep, 2015

Women on Wednesday #2

/ posted in: FeminismWomen on Wednesday

For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.  Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!  That’s the idea behind this new feature.

Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.  To do this I need your help too.  Link up posts that you have about women.  It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.

I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.


 

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Ripped Goddess – This is a Facebook group for women who exercise.  It is about celebrating the body that you are in.

When Teaching Your Daughters about Gender Equality is No Longer Enough (Guest Post by Benjamin L. Corey)

“I’ve learned my lesson on the dangers of going to a church that doesn’t affirm equality of women. Instead of dismissing it as a “disputable matter” in an attempt to keep a faux version of peace, I now know this isn’t a disputable matter at all—not for me. Not for my family.”

This is a great post on ways that men can support equality for women.

Maasai women are the new solar warriors of Africa


 

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09 Sep, 2015

Women on Wednesday #1

/ posted in: FeminismWomen on Wednesday

For those of us who follow a lot of news about women, it can seem like a never ending list of gloom and doom.  Sometimes we need to remember that women are doing great things!  That’s the idea behind this new feature.

Every Wednesday I’ll feature some news, articles, and blog posts that are positive about women.  To do this I need your help too.  Link up posts that you have about women.  It could be reviews of a book with a female author, a discussion on a news article you saw, a blog post about important women now or in history, or anything else to show the world that we are able to lift up and support each other.

I’ll be featuring some of the linked up posts the next week, pinning all of the posts to the Women on Wednesday Pinterest board, and spreading the love for our links on Twitter.


 

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Belle Britta on Feminism for the Win!

Over at The Mary Sue:

Librarian cruises San Francisco aboard her bicycle library

History Professor Denies Native Genocide: Native Student Disagreed, Then Says Professor Expelled Her From Course – What I like about this story is that the student didn’t just go off on a rant.  She went home, did her research, came back armed with facts, and then made her point.

Over at A Mighty Girl read about 13 Books About Women and the Labor Movement for kids.

Watch: Carey Mulligan & Meryl Streep Fight For Equality In The New U.K. Trailer For ‘Suffragette’

 

 

 

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