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Must Reads for the Week of August 15

Newspaper stackThis week for the first time a woman is awarded the top mathematics prize in a highly male-dominated field. But  women have always played an important role in math and sciences, as one article tells showcases 18 inventions by women that changed the world.

A great article tells us about the problem with rescue narratives in anti-trafficking efforts while another article debates the role of theatre in feminism.

We learned that the number of colleges in the U.S. investigated for mishandling rape has now increased and read on op-ed written by a male NFL fan of why he won’t watch the NFL this year.

An article explains the history of sexual violence activism in the U.S. while another article provides a timeline of women’s rights and their money from around the world.

Learn about cybermisogyny and the next time someone says that women aren’t victims of harassment, show them this amazing infographic.

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

  1. 76 Colleges in the U.S. are Now Being Investigated for Mishandling Rape
     
  2. A timeline of women’s rights and their money, from Cleopatra to Lilly Ledbetter
     
  3. Next time someone says women aren’t victims of harassment, show them this.
     
  4. Top mathematics prize is awarded to a woman for the first time.
     
  5. Here are 18 inventions by women that changed the world.
     
  6. A women’s advocacy group explains how cyberbullying has hugely disproportionate impact on women and girls.
     
  7. Women’s soccer World Cup in Canada faces human rights showdown over artificial turf.
     
  8. A brief history of sexual violence activism in the U.S.
     
  9. What is theatre’s role in feminism?
     
  10. Why using the word ‘rescue’ is harmful to anti-trafficking efforts.

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