Let’s make NineteenPercent go viral!

By: Anika M.

By now, a lot of people have probably heard Beyonce’s latest song “Run the World (Girls).” Despite the tons of reviews praising the song, I think it sucks. My first complaint was its lack of originality; as a big fan of Major Lazer’s “Pon De Floor,” I hated how they just simply looped the catchy hook and put Beyonce’s voice over it.

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Let's Award the Girls

By: Nikki W.

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders is honoring some pretty impressive women at their annual meeting. They call the awards Women of Distinction and use the recognition to “pay tribute to women leaders who have made extraordinary contributions in their professions or their communities. The award winners are leaders in their fields, innovators of unique programs and services, and lifelong advocates for promoting equity for women and girls everywhere.”

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Our Gender, Our Sex, Ourselves

By: Nikki W.

I came across a really good explanation for the difference between sex and gender, which are often difficult for non-activists to parse. According to the World Health Organization:

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Secretary Clinton Supports “Better Life, Better Future” education initiative for women and girls

By: Nikki W.

The Global Campaign for Education, U.S. (GCE-US) today applauded U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her remarks at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) launch of the Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education.

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Tererai Trent’s Story

By: Joanne C.

Tererai Trent’s story is one of those amazing flecks of gold that pepper a mine shaft. A fleck of gold that can lead you to an entire seam of it, brightening the lives of so many. Tererai had a dream, and she made her dream happen. She wanted to earn an education, and she most definitely did, earning a Bachelor’s, a Master’s, and a PhD after moving to the U.S. from Zimbabwe. She managed to do this even after being married at age 11. She didn’t let the obstacles that society put in her way stop her from dreaming, nor stop her from succeeding. She’s soon going to build a school in her home community in Zimbabwe, so that more girls can shine as the flecks of gold that they actually are. Tererai, you are awesome!

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Big Goals for the Day of the Girl

By: Joanne C.

Girls aren’t asking for much; we just want to change the way the world treats girls, and we want to change the way girls view themselves. We’re trying to tackle discrimination and prejudices and stereotypes. We want to change the way people view the female gender. As girls and women, we want to feel as though we are free to do what we want and follow our dreams, without fearing that we will be locked out by sexism.

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