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  1. Finally, Computer Classes and Digital Literacy for Girls in Afghanistan

    There are a lot of confusing things happening in the Middle East: many girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan are discouraged and get hurt for trying to go to school, and when you combine that with a strong fear of technology, you get a whole lot of gender and education inequality. But there's a brave woman trying to fix that.

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  2. Legal Justice League Spotlights the Ladies of the Supreme Court in LEGO Form

    Because we ALL want a LEGO Sonia Sotomayor of our very own, right?

    Artist Maia Weinstock has created an amazing tribute to the women of the Supreme Court by immortalizing Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan as custom LEGO minifigures! As she says on her site: This set of custom-designed LEGO minifigures, U.S. Supreme Court replica, and SCOTUS library/study aims to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the legal realm, and to encourage girls and women to work toward high positions in the U.S. judicial system.

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  3. What Awesome American Woman Would You Like to See on the $20 Bill?

    The face of progress.

    The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, and the Women on 20s campaign wants to commemorate this by replacing Andrew Jackson with a woman onto the $20 bill. W20 has a list of candidates for the public to vote on.

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  4. Women Making Big Explosions: Gender Inequality in Visual Effects

    What do LOTR, The Avengers, and Inception all have in common? That's right. Special effects. But how often do women working in special effects get the credit they deserve?

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  5. New York City To Begin Offering Female Taxi Drivers For Women Only

    If you've ever taken a taxi alone and late at night in New York City, you probably understand the need for this.

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  6. Carol Rossetti’s Empowering Illustrations on Womanhood Will Make You Cheer, Smile, Maybe Cry a Little

    Preach.

    This series of illustrations by Carol Rossetti highlight the difficulties faced by women in our society—but they also serve as empowering reminders that will have you pumping your fist in the air. She's also done other illustrations in different languages, which you can find her on her Facebook page. Now it's time to let the images speak for themselves.

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  7. Oh Good, We Might Be Getting One More Lady in Star Wars

    You'd better cast Lupita if you know what's best for you, Abrams.

    While we can all agree that the actors announced in yesterday's Star Wars cast will do an incredible job with whatever material they're given, a lot of people were very concerned by the overabundance of white guys in the cast. Well, hold on to your blasters, because there's still one part that hasn't been cast yet.

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  8. Happy International Women’s Day From All Of Us At The Mary Sue

    We Can Be Heroes

    Doesn't matter if you're young or old, straight or queer, cis or trans, Gryffindor or Slytherin. Today belongs to all of us. Cheers to you, women of the world, and to the men who stand beside us. Let's get out there and make things awesome.

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  9. Surprise! The Internet Is Not A Nice Place for Women

    Raise your hand if you didn't see this coming.

    It probably shouldn't come as a shock, but as Amanda Hess's new piece for Pacific Standard Magazine points out, women on the Internet get harassed a whole bunch more than men do, and there's nothing that anyone can do about it. Hooray! In other depressing-yet-obvious news, the universe is an unfeeling place, and we are all going to die one day.

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  10. What Ads For Women Look Like (To Women) [VIDEO]

    What Boys Think of Girls

    We all know women only care about two things: non-fat yogurt and birth control. At least, that's what advertisements tell me, so it must be right, right? Megan Amram and Yahoo's sketch comedy series did a fantastic parody of condescending women's advertisements: a commercial for both yogurt and birth control, at the same time, finally giving us women exactly what we want. Watch for a painfully accurate portrayal of women in advertisements (laughing with salad) and don't miss the hilarious cameo at the end. (via Upworthy) Previously in Women

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