If you don’t have the time or energy for any other project, think about mentoring or helping out a woman you work with. Encourage her, talk to her, help her make connections and to feel comfortable. We’re 51% of the population. How much stronger would we be if we were more united?

To girls: “This is your brain on princess, this is your brain on engineering.”

"Women with college degrees may earn hundreds of thousands of dollars less over the course of her career than a man at the same educational level, and that’s wrong…This isn’t 1958 — it’s 2014…A woman deserves work place policies that protect her right to have a baby without losing her job. It’s pretty clear that, you know, if men were having babies, we’d have different policies.” - President Barack Obama (via The Huffington Post)

Relatedly, very happy to see North Carolina topping this list of gender equities. 

We ain’t gonna stop working, and we ain’t gonna stop having families, so maybe give up discouraging us from doing both?

"Meet The Barbie With An Even More Perfect Body:

The “Lammily” doll has the proportions of an average American 19-year-old. Can she beat Mattel for a slice of the toy market?”

http://www.fastcoexist.com/3026926/fund-this/meet-the-barbie-with-an-even-more-perfect-body#8

8 Female Israeli Soldiers Who Shattered Barriers in 2013: link.

8 Female Israeli Soldiers Who Shattered Barriers in 2013: link.

And a link to one hour of awesome young feminist/businesswoman/creator/change-maker talking to Bill Simmons.

The pay gap between the genders by state. It’s pretty gross (pun not intended, but enjoyed for sure).

Lean In and Getty Images partnered to create a set of stock photos that better represent women and families in a more egalitarian world - a very real part of the world, as I see it. These photos can be used in advertising, online articles, and the like. The images we see mean something. Sheryl said about the collection, “You can’t be what you don’t see.”

The photos speak for themselves: real, lovely, genuine, pleasing, and empowering.

Glamour mag interviews Sheryl.

SS: We have to celebrate every positive moment…. But I want to say, “Thank you, but not enough. We want more. We want real equality.” Progress is still very slow. The numbers [of women leaders] are still really, really low. We just had two female heads of state elected. That brings the total to about 18.

Link.

Remember this part of the backdrop of the way we view ourselves and other women. Remember that before you were old enough to analyze, scrutinize, and understand the power of media, that you saw these images, and you consumed these ideas. Remember that these are the ideas of others, and that they don’t have to be yours. Remember that you are a human being, not a clothes hanger or a prop to someone else.

“May we never break the strong spirits of our daughters. May we teach our sons to become loving and nurturing men. In doing so, we hold the key to universal peace.”
— Jane Evershed