Tag Archives: Young People

Teens create new app to hold police accountable

Tweet As Ferguson continues to reel after Michael Brown’s death and the police threaten to shoot journalists and tear gas children, three badass teenage coders from Georgia have developed a timely mobile app to hold police accountable. Five-O, created by siblings Ima, Asha, and Caleb Christian, allows users to detail their encounters with police officers and rate them on their professionalism. [...]
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Watch: High school boys talk about why they are feminists

TweetIn my opinion, the only thing more tiresome than a conversation about women identifying as feminists is one about men doing so. But after Pharrell said he doesn’t “think it’s possible” for him to be a feminist since he’s a dude — and in the wake of #notallmen, #yesallwomen, and #allmencan — The New York [...]
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Utah high school photoshops female students’ yearbook photos to show less skin

Tweet Administrators at a Utah high school photoshopped the yearbook photos of many female students to show less skin. Phew! With all those exposed shoulders (gasp!) and clavicles (oh my!), the yearbook could have ended up looking like a goddamn Playboy! Tweet
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These are the names of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls

TweetUpdate #2: Upon further reflection and having read Jina Moore’s piece exploring the internal Nigerian politics of releasing the names and the specific concerns brought up by the governor of Borno state, we’ve decided to adjust this list to include the first names of the girls only.  Update #1: Some readers have expressed concern that posting these [...]
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Student kicked out of her prom for wearing pants

TweetAh, the prom. That awkward night of teenagers dressing up and pretending to be adults remains one of our most long-standing and universal rites of passage. As such, it often seems to reveal a lot about how far we have — and haven’t — come in breaking down traditional norms around gender and sexuality. For every [...]
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