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8 Awesome Things You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Women

8 Awesome Things You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
When someone says the word "inventor," prolific and history-making men like Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver and Benjamin Franklin spring to mind.
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Wow fancy inventing wind-screen wipers and Monopoly and this post reminds us of all those fabulous things that ladies have invented……..us girls are truly awesome!
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The three L’s of women’s empowerment

The three L’s of women’s empowerment | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
France’s Christine Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund. She calls for opening the door to women’s learning, labour and leadership in the economy.
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The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius

The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Alison Bechdel -- graphic novelist, cartoonist, all-around feminist superstar -- is a MacArthur Genius.
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Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says

Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Canadian photographer furious Palmer United party senator used her photo of Afghanistan’s first female police officer in anti-burqa social media post
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Too many of Australia's politicians are a national and international disgrace. 

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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
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10 female revolutionaries they didn’t teach you in history class

10 female revolutionaries they didn’t teach you in history class | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Credit for transformative movements and ideologies often goes to men, who were uplifted as leaders because… sexism. But this list offers some much-needed nuance and perspective on the role of women in our revolutionary history. Check out the rest here.

 
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Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Every so often, the same mysterious image seems to pop up on the internet. The black-and-white portrait looks to be at least a hundred years old, and yet, it is of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a Syrian woman, sitting in Pennsylvania.


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Let's teach men how to tackle sexism. Starting with Kyle Sandilands

Let's teach men how to tackle sexism. Starting with Kyle Sandilands | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Eleanor Robertson: The reasonable expectation that your opinions will be dismissed is experienced by many women as a real hindrance to participation in public life – just ask Erin Molan
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Pyne's education policies hurt women – but the men in cabinet don't seem to have noticed

Pyne's education policies hurt women – but the men in cabinet don't seem to have noticed | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Jane Caro: Recent measures would have forced women to pay much more than men for degrees that were worth far less to them. With only one woman in cabinet, it’s heads men win, tails women lose
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Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things

Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Laurie Penny surveys the state of feminism in the internet age and criticises the reductive gender roles that leave both men and women unfulfilled.
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The Sex Amendment - The New Yorker

The Sex Amendment - The New Yorker | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the history of women’s rights as Marshall and King played in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. They gave women the handle to the door to economic opportunity, and nearly all the gains women have made in that sphere since the nineteen-sixties were made because of what they did.
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50 Essential Feminist Films

50 Essential Feminist Films | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the numbers surrounding women in cinema are dismal. The Playlist recently reported that only 74 of the 271 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences this ye...
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The Guardian Angels: Angelina Jolie and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Guardian Angels: Angelina Jolie and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
For years, rape has been accepted as a consequence of war. But if Angelina Jolie and a group of ferociously passionate leaders from all over the world have their way, that ends now.
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Iraq: The women left behind - Al Jazeera English

Iraq: The women left behind - Al Jazeera English | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

As men continue to join the fighting in Iraq, women are being pushed into desperate and dangerous situations. 

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Wonder Woman’s Secret Past

Wonder Woman’s Secret Past | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Jill Lepore on feminism, free love, and a superhero’s real powers.
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The White House unveiled their new “It’s On Us” sexual assault prevention campaign today. We’ll have more coverage next week.

 
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Feminists Are Not Your Mommies

Feminists Are Not Your Mommies | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It's time for the internet to grow up and take responsibility for how it treats women.
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6 Old-School Myths About Women And Sex, Busted

6 Old-School Myths About Women And Sex, Busted | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Women are the fairer sex. They love weddings and are just way better at being monogamous. Really good orgasms make them fall in love!

Er. Not quite. What if most of the conventional wisdom you've heard about women's sexuality was patently untrue? ...
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Beyonce at the VMAs: Feminist and Flawless

Beyonce at the VMAs: Feminist and Flawless | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Beyoncé is invaluable to feminism because she brings it from the fringes of public dialogue and throws it into the popular mainstream, forcing the masses to contend with both the word and what it stands for. Whether people accept or scrutinize her feminism is peripheral to the fact that at least they’re talking about it at all.

Who else could have so expertly and seamlessly inserted the “f-word” into a show like the VMAs? To a round of applause from the audience? It’s rare and it’s thrilling. Whether you stand behind Beyoncé-the-feminist or not, you have admit she’s pushing feminism even further into today’s national zeitgeist.

 
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90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest

90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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Women's Studies Departments Overflow with Useless Theory, But Fail to Talk About Real Life

Women's Studies Departments Overflow with Useless Theory, But Fail to Talk About Real Life | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
If we want feminism to have real implications, then forget theory.
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Regional Australia opens its arms to ‘at risk’ women refugees

Regional Australia opens its arms to ‘at risk’ women refugees | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
They are among the lucky 1,000 who secured “Women at Risk” refugee visas last year but came with no English, no husbands and no qualifications. Women from Afghanistan receive about half the visa quota and are flown to Australia from refugee camps in Pakistan. “All I have been feeling since I got to Australia is joy and happiness,” said Latifa Amini who arrived in March.
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28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don't Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist

28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don't Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
From Gloria Steinem to Lena Dunham, there are many fierce ladies who have been (and should continue to be) applauded for working to make the world a better place for women. But it's also important to remember that we have some awesome -- and swoon-wo...
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What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist

What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
How the trailblazing female journalist got her start at speaking truth to power.

At the age of twenty-five, Nellie Bly did the unthinkabl
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Women launch Lock out Hate campaign after self-harm reports

Women launch Lock out Hate campaign after self-harm reports | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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Emma Watson Becomes United Nations Ambassador, Will Encourage Men To Speak Up For Women

Emma Watson Becomes United Nations Ambassador, Will Encourage Men To Speak Up For Women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
One of the most beloved celebrities will use her magic to promote women's empowerment worldwide.
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