Emma Sulkowicz Graduates!

And she still carries that weight. Emma is the Columbia University student who has carried her mattress as protest and turned it into a work of endurance performance art for her visual arts degree. She’s my hero.

http://www.salon.com/2015/05/19/rape_survivor_emma_sulkowicz_carries_mattress_to_graduation/

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Kiera Wood / Senior Staff Photographer of Spectrum blog at Columbia University

Did you know the accused rapist is suing the university? And that he has had at least one person on his side? http://jezebel.com/how-to-make-an-accused-rapist-look-good-1682583526 

And there has been backlash since she walked the graduate stage.  http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/05/posters-around-columbia-emma-sulkowicz-lied.html

 

Another Amazing Woman From WWII

The website A Mighty Girl highlights resilient, intelligent, and courageous women that make history. They recently posted about Ingeborg Rapoport, the oldest woman to earn a doctorate at the age of 102. And that’s not even the half of it! Read the links for an incredible story about an amazing woman.

https://www.facebook.com/amightygirl/posts/850250231677958:0

http://www.wsj.com/articles/from-nazi-germany-a-tale-of-redemption-1431576062

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Dad Bod Buffet

Kristen Schaal dissects the ‘dad bod’ meme on The Daily Show and why it’s troubling. Thanks, Kristen!

 http://hellogiggles.com/daily-show-dad-bod/

Feminist Workouts

Need to burn some calories as a feminist? Or a laugh? Try these exercises out.

http://reductress.com/post/burn-500-calories-with-these-exhausting-feminist-debates/

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Examples of Paranoia In Texas

Don’t mess with Texas – a whole lot of them are insane.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2015/05/02/403865824/texas-governor-deploys-state-guard-to-stave-off-obama-takeover?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150510&utm_campaign=mostemailed&utm_term=nprnews
http://thedailybanter.com/2015/05/now-can-we-give-texas-back-to-mexico/

 

How To Spot A Feminist

Other than by looking in the mirror?  Nice to see this attempt at sexist hate baiting was flipped on its head.

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http://time.com/3848097/feminism-howtospotafeminist-feminist-twitter/

https://twitter.com/hashtag/HowToSpotAFeminist?src=hash

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emaoconnor/how-to-spot-a-feminist?bftw&utm_term=4ldqpfp#.etg6qYqyj4

One Of The Early Bad Girls

History isn’t always passed on accurately or completely. Did you know Heller Keller was a true Bad Girl?

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30220-the-radical-dissent-of-helen-keller#

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Chicago Spaces

Tom sent me this from the Reader section: Space. What can I say? I can only marvel at her fortitude. Remember this is Chicago!

How to survive the Chicago winter in a yurt.

Bad Girls Will Notice!

Girl Noticed is a Nationwide charcoal mural project, and it arrived in Michigan after starting in Florida.  Artist Lori Pratico and and photographer Elizabeth Sanjuan plan to travel all 50 states in 3 years to erect a series of detailed charcoal portraits, created as large exterior murals. Why?  To bring attention and awareness to the important role “the female” plays in our society.

When will they be in Illinois?!

http://girlnoticed.com/what-is-it/

http://michiganradio.org/post/what-do-you-notice-about-women

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PSA for Reproductive Rights

It’s about time.
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/14/jemima-kirke-opens-about-having-abortion-endorses-reproductive-rights