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Jul 31, 2014 / 2 notes
“Addressing climate change and overpopulation is about more than pleasing the tree huggers because everyone, regardless of ethnicity, political opinion or religion has something at stake here.”- Ella Van Cleave, 16
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Jul 30, 2014

“Addressing climate change and overpopulation is about more than pleasing the tree huggers because everyone, regardless of ethnicity, political opinion or religion has something at stake here.”- Ella Van Cleave, 16

Check out her work here

Jul 29, 2014 / 3 notes

THESE TEENS SAY BEING A LIFEGUARD IS EMPOWERING!

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While many female lifeguards say they attract the leers and catcalling that could belong to scenes from the 90s TV show “Baywatch” and the 2013 movie “The Lifeguard,” they say that’s not the main feature of the work. Most of those interviewed described it as empowering.

The training for lifeguards is vigorous and involves the retrieval of diving rings from the bottom of a 10-foot deep pool, performing CPR, treading water for two minutes and swimming 50 yards of various swimming strokes. Check it out @ http://womensenews.org/story/athleticssports/140727/happily-teen-lifeguards-say-its-not-baywatch#.U9ftWeNdXW4

 

Jul 28, 2014

Reviving Kenyan ‘return to school’ policy may end teenage mums’ poverty, ignorance

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Child marriage – being discussed at Tuesday’s Girl Summit in London – is not a problem only in cultures where girls are married off to protect them from sex outside wedlock. It also happens because teenage girls get pregnant of their own accord. Find out more @ http://www.trust.org/item/20140722150159-872qb/?source=fiOtherNews3

Jul 27, 2014 / 4 notes

Fifth Harmony Shows Maturity With “Bo$$”

"Bo$$" screams female empowerment. The artwork for the cover alone makes it clear that Fifth Harmony is ready to be taken seriously as a group. Pictured in all white, figure-hugging outfits, the girls exude the confidence that is evident in the song. For more click.

Jul 26, 2014 / 2 notes

Jada, 16 Uses Social Media to Take Control of Story Surrounding Her Rape

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It was through social media that 16-year-old Jada of Houston learned of her rape, and it has been through social media that Jada has taken back control.

After a mocking hashtag, #JadaPose, went viral on Instagram, Jada learned that her alleged attackers—and their supporters—had taken photos of her, unconscious, after the attack, meaning that Jada was assaulted twice: once physically and then again online. And over the course of the last two weeks, the details of the assault—and her response—have made national news. Read more @ http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/07/_iamjada_when_black_survivors_use_social_media_to_clap_back.html?wpisrc=topstories

Jul 25, 2014

Sexual Assault Witnesses At Occidental College Subjected To Vile Harassment Emails

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On June 6, a stranger from Powersite, Missouri, emailed a female witness to a sexual assault case at Occidental College in Los Angeles to complain she represented “what’s worst about America.” Read more @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/occidental-harassment-sexual-assault-report_n_5609909.html?utm_hp_ref=college

Jul 24, 2014 / 2 notes

KATY MA SHARES READ-WORTHY EXPERIENCE AT SMART GIRLS CONFERENCE, 2014

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The Smart Girls story is an amazing one: Upon graduating high school, Emily Raleigh (now a rising junior at Fordham University) wrote a guide to help her younger sister succeed in high school. But instead of stopping there, Emily decided that she wanted to help other girls too. Check it out @ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katy-ma-/smart-girls-conference-20_b_5597306.html?utm_hp_ref=teen

Jul 23, 2014 / 1,332 notes

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23 Women Show Us Their Favorite Position 

by Elizabeth Plank

When reality television star and fashion blogger Lauren Conrad was asked what her “favorite position” was on a live radio program a while back, the women listening held their breath. Read the whole piece

(via smartgirlsattheparty)


When a transgender female teen was removed from 78 days in solitary confinement in an adult prison in Connecticut on June 24 her supporters celebrated a break in a case that had received widespread media attention.
But on July 12 the case took a turn that activists say further shows the mistreatment of young trans people in both juvenile detention centers and prison.

The Latina transgender teen, being called Jane Doe, was sent to a boys’ facility, the Connecticut Juvenile Training Facility, after being accused of assault at a psychiatric center to which she had been released. Read more here
Jul 22, 2014

When a transgender female teen was removed from 78 days in solitary confinement in an adult prison in Connecticut on June 24 her supporters celebrated a break in a case that had received widespread media attention.

But on July 12 the case took a turn that activists say further shows the mistreatment of young trans people in both juvenile detention centers and prison.

The Latina transgender teen, being called Jane Doe, was sent to a boys’ facility, the Connecticut Juvenile Training Facility, after being accused of assault at a psychiatric center to which she had been released. Read more here