Tag Archives: Bad-Ass Women

The Feministing Five: Reshma Saujani

Tweet “We live in a society ashamed of failure.” Those are words from Reshma Saujani, who’s fighting to change that norm and leading by example. She’s founder of Girls Who Code, an organization helping girls in low-income neighborhoods succeed in technology and engineering. She was also the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress, with [...]
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Breaking: Ilyse Hogue named next president of NARAL

TweetAn exciting day for the future of reproductive rights activism–Ilyse Hogue, a great thinker, writer and activist has been named the next president of NARAL! Full press release: Washington, D.C.–The boards of directors of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation announced today that Ilyse Hogue has been chosen to succeed Nancy Keenan [...]
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Physicist Fabiola Gianotti is the second woman shortlisted for Time’s POY

Tweet I think we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a proper shout-out to the 5th runner up for Time’s Person Of the Year (POY), physicist  Fabiola Gianotti, part of the team that discovered the Higgs Boson particle in July. Remember? Here’s a refresher: According to the Standard Model, the Higgs boson is the only manifestation of an [...]
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Australian PM Gillard blasts opposition leader Abbott misogyny and sexism

TweetSpeaking of calling people on their bullshit, this is epic: If you can’t watch the video, Here’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard most salient charge in brief: “I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man, I will not. And the government will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. [...]
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Happy Birthday Vanessa!

TweetToday is Vanessa’s birthday, which means it’s our excuse to talk about how great she is. Yay! I’ll be honest: Before I actually starting writing for Feministing, I didn’t fully appreciate just how valuable Vanessa is to making the site the wonderful blog–and community–it’s been since she and Jessica started it more than eight years [...]
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