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Must Reads for the Week of August 08

Newspaper stackThis week we witnessed another terrible incident of a professional athlete hitting a woman, which led to one author explaining how teaching ‘respect’ isn’t enough to ending violence against women.

Sexism in the workplace is highlighted by a Mad Men star raising awareness about the still existing wage gap and 10 sexist scenarios faced by women at work. Despite the lack of diversity in the tech industry, an article reminds us of the pioneering role played by women in the tech world.

Do you find the new Nine West ad campaign offensive? Most probably. But if you’re offended by the trending #FeministAreUgly then read why this hashtag was started by two feminists.  

An author explains #fatkini and the online body acceptance movement while another article explains the 5 ways girls are taught to avoid being smart. 

We will leave you off with a funny video of 'What Men Are Really Saying When Catcalling Women'.

If you have an article that you think we missed, let us know in the comments section!

  1. Read our latest guest blog post, “We’re All the Same” where Rebecca talks about her humbling experience working at a women’s shelter in order to highlight the negative effects of stereotyping and stigmatization.
  2. As another professional athlete is arrested for hitting his girlfriend, Mychal Denzel Smith explains ‘Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women”
  3. Mad Men star raises awareness about the wage gap through this hilarious video.
  4. Women face racism at work all the time. So Everyday Sexism project put together 10 sexist scenarios that women face at work.
  5. While women’s role in computer science and the tech world is alarmingly decreasing, this article reminds us of the women who were early pioneers of computer science and early web.
  6. Have you seen Nine West’s new ad campaign? Do you think it’s funny or offensive?
  7. You might have heard about the #FeministsAreUgly hashtag that has been trending on Twitter. Read why two feminists started the hashtag.
  8. Discussing the politics of #fatkini and the intersection of race & gender with body image and acceptance.
  9. Girls are often taught to censor their brains and voices. Here are 5 ways girls are taught to avoid ‘smart’ and what we can do about it.
  10. Here is a hilarious video of What Men Are Really Saying When Catcalling Women.

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