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Gender Stereotyping Was, Unfortunately, Part of My Childhood

I heard so many things growing up, starting in pre-school. I believed “boys are faster and stronger than girls”, or “only girls can like pink and purple”, or “girls are smarter than boys”. Even though none of these are accurate statements,  I remember feeling sad when I lost a race to a boy on the playground, thinking it was because I was weak because I was a girl. Then I remember hating that part about being a girl.

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Men’s Rights Activist Files Title IX Suits Against University Women’s Scholarships and Programs

Kursat Pekgoz, a men’s rights activist at the University of Southern California, has filed Title IX complaints against three schools. He is targeting women-only scholarships and programs because he sees it as male discrimination; he claims that “efforts to support female students are no longer necessary and amount to discrimination against male students.”

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Should I Join a Sorority? A Feminist’s Dilemma.

My friends and I were watching in awe at the promotional videos that sororities across the countries produced to lure the next class of freshman into their clan. The exhibitionism made it hard to look away, and I found myself binge-watching the gilded Panhellenic college culture of today. I had mixed feelings about whether this was something that I wanted to be a part of.

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Meghan Markle Surprises Students at King’s College London

On December 5th, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, surprised students and faculty at King’s College London. In collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Markle and a group of professors and student leaders discussed how universities can aid issues like “human trafficking and modern slavery, gender equality and inclusion, peace and reconciliation, and climate change and resilience.”

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Malala Yousafzai Receives International Activist Award from Harvard

After accepting an award from Harvard University, education activist Malala Yousafzai gave her take on issues like refugee policy, global warming, and girls’ education. She explained, “Right now, there are 130 million girls who do not have access to a quality education. We should all make it our challenge to challenge those critical views, all those religious beliefs, and all those cultures that deny us an education.”

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School Holds “Girls STEM Day”

A group of students at Pleasant Valley Elementary School participated in Girls’ STEM Day, a day full of activities that encouraged girls to learn about future careers in the STEM field. Speakers at the event included representatives from a variety of scientific fields, while high school students conducted robotic presentations.

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Chinese Education Tycoon Apologizes for Sexist Remarks

Yu Minhong, the billionaire founder of the English-learning and SAT prep company New Oriental, has apologized for making sexist remarks at a recent conference. Following the controversy, Yu visited the All-China Women’s Federation to apologize, saying “I did not understand that both genders should do their parts for their family and the society.”

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Being Gender Non-Conforming at a Women’s College

At Agnes Scott College, a women’s liberal arts school in Decatur, Georgia, an openly transgender and gender non-conforming student named Tyler* is making history. Their graduation comes during an era in which transgender and gender non-conforming students comprise a growing number of the student population at traditionally women’s colleges in the United States. While schools like Agnes Scott have made great strides (as numerous universities previously denied admission to transgender students), Tyler says they still fear the discriminatory practices of many workplaces toward LGBTQ individuals.

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Soraya Fouladi Puts Emergency Education in a Hand-Held Device

As a teenager in New York City, Soraya Fouladi decided that her life mission would be to ensure that “every single child on this planet gets a chance at a quality education so that they can live their best life.” She is now the CEO of Jara, an international organization that provides emergency education to displaced and refugee children who are struggling due to natural disasters or other issues.

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Michelle Obama Invites Baltimore Students to Her Book Tour for Free

Unsurprisingly, the ticket prices for Michelle Obama’s book tour for her new memoir, Becoming, are out of reach for many readers, as they range from $29 to $3000 for the Washington, D.C. stop alone. But the former first lady decided to give 150 Baltimore students the chance to attend the event for free. The students were selected in collaboration with the College Bound Foundation, a Baltimore nonprofit that provides advising resources for students who want to attend college.

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