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Someone used an app to show what US presidents would look like as women — and people find it extremely powerful

A collage that shows what 20 US presidents would look like as women is going viral, much to the internet's delight.<p>The creator of the collage, Reddit user ygdrssl, first shared her work on Tuesday in the subreddit r/TrollXChromosomes. "Made this for y'all," the user titled the post. "An alternate …

Barack Obama

Folasade Adeoso Is Uplifting Women Through Design and Tech

Folasade Adeoso amassed 85K devoted followers on Instagram over the past few years as a fashion and beauty influencer. But the digital designer (known as LoveFola on Instagram) always knew her end goal was launching a business. Earning money as an influencer was just a means to that end.<p>The …

UX Design

18 Incredible Women Making Black History

Image Source: Senator Kamala Harris<p>Image Source: Dee Rees<p>Image Source: Jesmyn Ward<p>Image Source: Getty / Robin Marchant<p>Image Source: Jennifer Carroll Foy<p>Image Source: Rosalyn Gold-Onwude<p>Image Source: Patrisse Cullors<p>Image Source: Jade Kendle<p>Image Source: Angela Davis<p>Image Source: Zoey Martinson<p>Image …

Dee Rees

The Winter Olympics is inconsistent with the way it refers to female athletes — here’s why

At the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 2,952 athletes are expected to compete and 43% of them are female, an all-time high.<p>Despite the record numbers, the games still seemingly can't agree on one small detail — should the female athletes be referred to as "women" or "ladies"?<p>The …

Gymnastics

NDP Pass Resolution To Make Menstrual Products Free

Yes, free.<p>OTTAWA — NDP delegates adopted a resolution at the party's annual convention Saturday to make feminine hygiene products free.<p>The resolution …

Menstruation

8 Inspiring Women Who Are Changing The Space Game

The sky above us is full of exciting prospects: new journeys, new knowledge, and new technology. And women are a key factor in the new phase of the …

Space Exploration

US students plan national school walkout over lack of gun control laws

Students across America are planning to walk out of classes and protest against the lack of anti-gun laws being passed in Washington.<p>A walkout has …

Guns

Canada’s National Anthem Is Now Gender Neutral, Thanks To These Feminist Activists

The Canadian medallists at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics are making history in more ways than one: when they mount the podium as gold medallists, …

Feminism

Want to Run a Successful Business? Hire More Women

If only for the sake of profits, women should not be excluded from the process of imagining and creating new products.<p><i>In her book,</i> Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley <i>(Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018), journalist Emily Chang explores how men came to dominate</i> …

Jack Dorsey

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

What It Means To Be A Woman In The Workplace

Over the years, one of the questions I am often asked is: “How do you handle being a woman in construction?!” This question always makes me smile because I have never had to handle being a woman in construction. I’ve only had to handle being in construction. I’ve handled being a general contractor …

Self-help

Freedom from All Forms of Gender Based Violence

When a woman is free from violence she can be safe. The right to live free from violence is a basic human right. Yet gender-based violence persists …

Sustainability

The Sexist Reason This Woman Wasn’t Hired By A PR Agency Will Make Your Blood Boil

While it's no surprise to most that sexism in the workplace is still a problem in 2018, rarely is it quite as blatant as this: on Wednesday, Carla …

Feminism

21 Quotes On Womanhood By Female Authors That Totally Nailed It

Books can change the way we feel about ourselves. Sometimes, plots reflect our own experiences, guiding us through the future or refracting our memories through a new lens. Other times, we discover pieces of ourselves sprinkled throughout unfamiliar narratives, finding empathy and resonance in odd …

Books

Activists Marched for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Communities are rising in their names.<p>Valentine’s Day is celebrated by sweethearts and schoolchildren with candy, hearts, and flowers, but it’s also become a day when cities and communities throughout North America bring attention to the serious issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and …

Indigenous Peoples

This Book Explains Exactly Why Your Female Besties Are Actually Your Real Soulmates

I was a freshman in high school when I saw Tina Fey's <i>Mean Girls</i> in theaters in 2014, and it isn't an exaggeration to say it changed my entire outlook …

Feminism

Why Schools Should Focus More on “Innovation” Than “EdTech”

I received an excellent message from a friend of mine that I have made over the past couple of years, Donna DeSiato. Donna is the superintendent of …

Education

Johannesburg teacher named in top 10 for global teaching award

If we let our fellow South Africans down‚ we are sitting on a ticking time bomb‚ says Marj Brown from the Roedean School in Johannesburg.<p>Brown has …

Teaching

Effective PD Within the School Day

Giving Truly Useful PD Within the School Day<p><b>1. Keep it simple:</b> Stick to a specific topic. As an example, if you are expected to review …

Teaching

I'm Learning How To Fight For The Right To Be Who I Am

I'm not proud to admit that I let people take pieces of me over the years -- that I let myself believe I was wrong for who I am -- and so I changed or shrunk or tucked parts away. I'm not to the point of feeling grateful for all the times I gave away my power to someone or something else, because …

Positive Thinking

Female athletes race towards gender equality at Winter Olympics

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female athletes at the Winter Olympics are making history in the race for gender equality, but with the sporting world rocked by sex abuse scandals, experts say more women must be at the helm.<p>For the first time in the history of the Winter Games, there are …

Gymnastics

11 True Stories That Totally Nail What It Means To Be A Single Woman Today

Despite the fact that more and more millennials are opting out of traditional marriage, there is still pervasive societal pressure on women to find a …

Relationships

3 Reasons 1st Grade Isn’t Too Early to Teach Digital Citizenship #TeacherMom

For a kid whose internet use is still limited almost exclusively to Netflix, I’ve been surprised just how enthralled my first grader has been by …

Cyberbullying

On The “Countdown Clock” And Dehumanization Of Women’s Bodies

In view of Patrick Connor’s comments about Chloe Kim<p>Chloe Kim may have just won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, but it looks like that huge achievement was not the main takeaway for some people.<p>On Wednesday, February 14, radio host Patrick Connor called Kim a “little hot piece of ass,” …

Feminism

Women urged to ditch low-cut gowns and heels at film festival

German actor Anna Brüggemann launches #NobodysDoll in push for equality on Berlin red carpet<p>Female actors attending this year’s Berlin film festival are being encouraged to ditch high heels and tight gowns in favour of comfortable clothes in a campaign to bring equal rights to the red carpet.<p>Under …

Fashion in Film

Taking back justice with grassroots women in Egypt

Over the past 20 years, the Center of Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA) has worked with thousands of grassroots women in Egypt and throughout …

#MeToo: Sexism in the music industry

With the onslaught of #MeToo and Time's Up you can feel the foot going down the accelerator pedal of progress<p>There is a scene in my debut novel <i>Kill</i> …

Feminism

Domestic violence and teaching my daughter to always rescue herself first

<i>I wrote this several years ago for my daughter (her nickname is Urchin). In the past, she’s said it might be a good thing to share with others. G</i><i>iven the news lately, I think it’s time.</i><p>Dear Urchin,<p>Last summer, we visited a beach where guards in red bathing suits perched high on the white lifeguard …

Parenting

Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor isn’t done breaking gender and race barriers in bobsledding

<i>During the Winter Olympics, Mic is tracking a group of athletes who are smashing records and breaking boundaries. To follow the coverage, visit our</i></i> …

Gymnastics

Duckworth: ‘I can’t technically take maternity leave’

The Illinois Democrat opens up about her history-making pregnancy, Democratic prospects in the midterms and ‘Cadet Bone Spurs.’<p><i>Subscribe to Women Rule on Apple Podcasts here. | Subscribe via Stitcher here.</i><p>Sen. Tammy Duckworth has a problem: How can a senator who needs to vote take time off to care …

Tammy Duckworth