Brown-Eyed Athena

Author Amy Leigh Strickland

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butinmyotherlife:

All of these quotes are from actual challenges I found online.

The quote for Speak though?!?!?!?!?! DO THEY KNOW WHAT THAT BOOK IS ABOUT?

A mom in Chelsea, AL tried to have it banned because she didn’t think it was relevant to her daughter’s life. Never mind the startling statistics on rape in America that say she has a 20% chance of becoming a victim herself. That say odds are she knows someone who was raped.

Never mind that THIS happened at her school in 2013 and again in 2014.

(via bookoisseur)

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In a moving speech which called all people, men and women, to take up arms against gender inequality, Emma Watson introduced a campaign unlike any other the UN had previously undertaken. This campaign, unfortunately was met with anonymous misogynists setting forth to attack Watson and likely any who stood with her. As the face of this campaign, we anticipate this is not the last attack that will be vollied at the former Harry Potter actress. However gender equality will not be bullied into silence. In a similar style of the students of Hogwarts, the self-proclaimed #WatsonsArmy stands with Emma and it stands with the He For She campaign. Note: All profit from the Watson’s Army series will be donated to the He For She Campaign. For more information: http://www.heforshe.org/

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"I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men. But sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights."

A Smart Girls must-watch. 

(Source: thefeministpress)