After 238 years, the U.S. Navy has its first female four-star admiral. Michelle Howard attained that rank Tuesday, in a ceremony presided over by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

YESSSS! Get it, GURL!

Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression. Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression.

Get it, OITNB girls. Love this joy and expression.

(via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

Did you know that over 80% of 10 year old girls are afraid of being fat? And by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body? Every day girls are bombarded with disempowering messages: T-shirts that stereotype girls as being more interested in flirting and dating than math (let alone smart enough to handle math!); sexualized images of young girls; hysteria around food. Just 30 minutes of watching TV, filled with unrealistic, unhealthy images, makes girls feel bad about themselves. For girls to be healthy and empowered, they need to believe that they are valued for more than their appearance.

Girls need to know that they are MORE THAN PRETTY.

Love this. You can make many many choices in your one, precious life.

A lovely PBS animated interview with Meryl Streep on her uncomfortable relationship with fashion and Hollywood’s beauty standards for women:

I went up for King Kong. I remember that. Jessica Lang’s part. Dino De Laurentiis, he was sitting there. He was meeting all these girls. I came in. I had really tried to look nice. His son was sitting in the room, and Dino spoke to him in Italian. I know Italian, studied Italian. So he said, “Why do you send me this pig. This woman, she is so ugly…So I looked at him and I said, “brutta”…“I’m very sorry that I disappoint you”. He was so used to treating girls like bimbos. Of course, he would never imagine that a blond person would speak Italian.

14-year-old Kathryn Dimaria is rebuilding a Pontiac Fiero from scratch. And colleges are already asking about her.

Get it, Kathryn.

There will be 1.4 million computing jobs available in 2020, but only 400,000 computer-science graduates from U.S. universities to fill them.

Girls, you belong in tech.

Chelsea Clinton and Mindy Kaling kick off Google’s ‘Made With Code’ initiative to get more girls interested in engineering and computer science

(via smartgirlsattheparty)

Pantene’s next awesome ad/campaign brings awareness to how frequently women apologize. 

Love it.

Lady-loving, body-embracing, teen-positive video of the week!

This company is the BEST. happy to see the “Advice" section on their website.

The Light in Her Eyes (2011)
"A woman is a school." The Light in Her Eyes (2011)
"A woman is a school."

The Light in Her Eyes (2011)

"A woman is a school."

(via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 
huffingtonpost:
Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 

huffingtonpost:

Wesleyan University sophomore Sally Rappaport is adding a new set of voices to the fight against victim blaming with Project “Not Asking For It.” See the full video here. 

(via womenorgnow)

“It’s always surprising to me how many young women think they have to be perfect. I rarely meet a young man who doesn’t think he already is.”
 Hillary Clinton speaking at Simmons Leadership Conference (via femininefreak)

(via lipstick-feminists)

 

But what makes street harassment difficult to tackle in everyday life is that there doesn’t seem to be a clear-cut way to deal with it. Other countries have tried to implement female-only train cars to curb harassment, Italy opened a women-only beach to stop the leering and catcalling and now hotels are even offering floors dedicated only to female travelers.

The message here is that women should change their behavior, not men. And what happens if women-only spaces become the norm and someone is harassed outside of one – will we blamed for not taking our designated train car? We deserve safety in public spaces, not just in segregated safe zones.