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Must Reads for the Week of June 13

newspaper stackFather’s Day is coming up this Sunday and we want to celebrate all the amazing fathers supporting their daughters and the movement of gender equality around the globe with two articles, one of which is a campaign by our good friends at the White Ribbon. And to further applaud men that support women’s equality see 35 photos of Real Men Activists.

Corporate understanding of gender stereotyping in products is increasing as we see with the new Lego Female Scientist series and Verizon’s “Inspire Her Mind” campaign.

George Will received heavy backlash following his ignorant comments about women lying about rape to get 'privilege' while a new study demonstrates that reported sexual assaults on college campuses has increased dramatically.

A female mathematician explains why biology has nothing to do with the low number of women in computer science and an article womansplains the realities of the wage gap.

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

  1. Lego launches its Female Scientist Series following criticism surrounding Lego’s gender-based toys.
  2. Good read explaining the wage gap and answering the question “Isn’t this just a lifestyle choice that women are making?”
  3. 35 Men Show Us What Real Men’s Activists Look Like #AllMenCan
  4. As part of the campaign “Inspire Her Mind”, a new Verizon Ad reminds parents that what they tell their daughters impacts the choices she will make.
  5. Fathers play a key role in the global movement towards gender equality. Here are some fathers standing up for girls and women.
  6. In case you haven’t heard, George Will, Washington Post columnist thinks women are lying about sexual assault in order to get “privileges”.
  7. A new study from an Education Department in the U.S. reports the number of sexual assaults reported on college campuses has increased by 50% over the course of a decade.
  8. In celebration of fathers’ day , White Ribbon has created a series of Fatherhood Films that are truly inspiring.
  9. How does biology explain the low number of women in computer science? It doesn’t! Great presentation by Teri, a female mathematician.
  10. A new report by Stop Street Harassment released a major study of the nature and impact of street harassment in the U.S.

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