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Must Reads for the Week of July 11

Newspaper stackThis week we were appalled by the story of a 16 year old girl named Jada whose sexual assault went viral on social media and yet hopeful as the online community have stood up with her in solidarity.

Read a great article about the defintion of rape and why we need to further educate the public on what rape and sexual assault really mean.

A professor is challenging social norms by encouraging her students to partake in a 'radical' social experiment while a new social network allows women to anonymously share their work-place harassment stories.

Look through incredible illustrations of women's experiences with sexism and a variety of intersectionalist topics as well as a great PSA by White Ribbon encouraging men to take action to end violence against women.

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

  1. Stand with Jada and all victims of sexual assault.
  2. The term "classic rapist" shows that people still don't understand what rape is.
  3. Watch this amazing PSA, #littleACTIONS, by White Ribbon encourages men to take action and responsibility towards ending violence against women.
  4. In response to a report that revealed the low ratio of women developers and lack of diversity at Google, Google is offering free coding lessons to women and minorities interested in tech to expand their skills.
  5. Here's a great article discussing how women's magazines demean powerful women even when they're trying to celebrate them.
  6. Meet the professor of hairy studies in her attempt to encourage her students to challenge gender norms through an interesting social experiment.
  7. Companies with female CEOs beat the stock market. Yet only 24 of Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs.
  8. Introducing the anonymous secret-sharing social network, Whisper, where women can post awful tales of workplace harrasment.
  9. Can Quotas on Female Board Members Improve Gender Equality in Business?
  10. 18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies.

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