Posts Tagged Bad-Ass Women

Brilliant teen creates device that charges cell in 30 seconds!

Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school senior. She’s going to Harvard in the fall and uses her cellphone. Typical 18-year-old girl stuff. Oh, she also invented a supercapacitor that charges cell phones in 30 seconds! According to Clutch:

“Eesha Khare, 18, invented a fast-charging device called the supercapacitor. It is miniature energy-storing device that can juice a phone to full charge within 20-to-30 seconds.”

Apparently she developed the device because she got tired of her phone not being charged. When my phone is dying, the best I can think to do is log off of Twitter for a while. This young woman is sharp!

Not only that, she’s doing it with great intentions and ambitious ...

Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school senior. She’s going to Harvard in the fall and uses her cellphone. Typical 18-year-old girl stuff. Oh, she also invented a supercapacitor that charges cell ...

“Let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.”

When photographer Jamie Moore was thinking about marking her daughter Emma’s fifth birthday with a photo shoot, she wanted to get more creative than a set of princess photos. She explains:

It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything ...

When photographer Jamie Moore was thinking about marking her daughter Emma’s fifth birthday with a photo shoot, she wanted to get more creative than a set of princess photos. She explains:

It started ...

Mary Thom dies at 68

Former executive editor of Ms. Magazine and current editor-in-chief at the Women’s Media Center, Mary Thom died suddenly in a motorcycle accident on Saturday April 27th. Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center writes, “Mary was one of the great writers, editors, and visionaries of the women’s movement, and the heart and soul of Women’s Media Center’s feature writing. From her work in the early days of Ms. Magazine right up until this week, hers was a clear, strong voice for equality—and her editorial talents lifted so many other voices as well.”

The NYTimes writes that Thom joined Ms. in 1972 and went on to become executive editor in 1990. While Thom was known within our community, ...

Former executive editor of Ms. Magazine and current editor-in-chief at the Women’s Media Center, Mary Thom died suddenly in a motorcycle accident on Saturday April 27th. Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center writes, ...

Quote of the Day: “Radical bitches” edition

Are you kidding me?

Steve Kush is the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico. On Tuesday, the county commission considered a proposal to raise the minimum wage. Kush apparently spent this time on social media mocking the Working American advocates–or “chicks”–who came to testify in favor of the proposal.

Here’s what he had to say about a 19-year-old Working America volunteer.

On Facebook, Kush posted, “Uh oh another Working America chick…nice boots…I know she makes more than min wage.” He added that she “was hot enough to almost make me register democrat.” Bob Cornelius, the former executive director of the Bernalillo County GOP–I guess being a sexist asshole is requirement for the gig?–responded by writing, “Maybe she ...

Are you kidding me?

Steve Kush is the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico. On Tuesday, the county commission considered a proposal to raise the minimum wage. Kush apparently spent this ...

Quick Hit: Grimes rails against sexism in the music world

In this awesome rant, Grimes offers some #realtalk about her frustrations as a woman in the music biz. A taste:

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction

i dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted and I’m pissed that when I express concern over my own safety it’s often ignored until people see firsthand what happens and then they apologize for not taking me seriously after the fact…

I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even ...

In this awesome rant, Grimes offers some #realtalk about her frustrations as a woman in the music biz. A taste:

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested ...

Lesson #5: Martin Luther King said “I have a dream.” He did not say, “I have a list of compelling facts and figures.”

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s history month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices they have learned along the way and documenting for us that feminist history is happening right now

From the beginning, Hollaback! set forth a bold vision:

“Whether you’re commuting, lunching, partying, dancing, walking, chilling, drinking, or sunning, Hollaback! believes you have the right to feel safe, confident, and sexy, without being the object of some turd’s fantasy.”

And then when we transitioned from a blog to a nonprofit, the negative feedback came dribbling in. “The right to be sexy? I mean, is that really a right?” or ...

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s history month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices ...

Lesson #4: The revolution will only be funded by the people who want revolution. These people won’t have much money.

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s History Month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices they have learned along the way and documenting for us that feminist history is happening right now

One of the magic aspects of Hollaback! is that for the first five years, we needed almost no money.  The blog was free and we paid about $10 a year for the domain name.  Every year or so we’d raise maybe $100 or $200, and we’d have enough to silkscreen Hollaback! tshirts,  press buttons, or print stickers.

The founders of Hollaback! knew a thing or two about running organizations ...

Editor’s note: To close out Women’s History Month we are running this series of guest posts from Emily May and Samuel Carter, co-founders of Hollaback, as they reflect on taking an idea and moving it to action, the best practices ...

10 things we’ve learned from Vanessa

As you know, Vanessa Valenti, one of the driving forces behind what has made Feministing so great, left us to fully engage in her robust consulting career and business partnership with Courtney Martin. When people leave Feministing, they generally move on to more kinds of awesome, but Vanessa’s role in shaping this space can’t really even be quantified and we certainly don’t want it to be forgotten.

Vanessa is not only an amazing writer, she’s also a defender of voices less heard, a fierce (and intimidating if you are not nice to us!) advocate for her friends, a dance floor killa’, and truly, one of the most compassionate people I have ever known. We love Vanessa so much, ...

As you know, Vanessa Valenti, one of the driving forces behind what has made Feministing so great, left us to fully engage in her robust consulting career and business partnership with Courtney Martin. When ...

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