A recent national test shows that girls are outperforming boys on questions about technology and engineering, even though they are less likely to have taken those classes. And they do just as well as boys in the Computer Science AP test, even though they are much less likely to take it. So what is the problem?
“We call on all citizens of this country, and everyone globally who is repulsed by authoritarianism, to stand with us. Stand with truth.”
“You know, people, people often ask me why I choose the subjects that I do—and it’s really based on my barometer of anger. If something makes me very angry, that’s what I really want to focus on.”
“Most companies don’t talk about issues like sexual violence because doing so risks inviting negative headlines and public criticism. But we feel it’s time for a new approach.”
Tablets changed the lives of the incarcerated women I work with. Mothers could take part and pride in the educational achievements of their young sons and daughters. Women saw videos of their friends getting married, or their cousins blowing out birthday candles; photos of newborn nieces and nephews could be shared almost in real time from their siblings.
If you think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is fiction, the chilling new independent documentary film from Jo Ardinger and producer Rosalie Miller about the widespread detention and criminal prosecution of pregnant women in the United States, will move you to organize for a new Mayday.
When languages disappear, so do the living cultures and human stories embedded within them. The Maya Girls are refusing to let that happen to the linguistic family of 22 different Mayan languages tracing back 5,000 years.
This month’s list includes amazing reads to curl up with on a snowy night or to gift to friends and family for the holidays.
“Hala” tells the story of a hijab-wearing young woman struggling with her strict parents’ expectations in a world of opportunity. “College Behind Bars” challenges our own preconceived notions about the men and women in prison.
It’s been a year since a girl named jaen released “Resist,” a catchy song about voting in the midterm elections and changing the country. But the message—and agnj’s commitment to politically-charged music—persists.