Women on Wednesday #4/ posted in: Feminism, Women 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
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”