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The Internalized Misogyny in the Pick-Me Girls

The Internalized Misogyny in the Pick-Me Girls

The "Pick-Me" Girls The Origins of the Trend The Internalized Misogyny and Effects on Young Girls The Phenomena of Being “Attractive” The Nurturing Sisterhood The “Pick-Me” Girls A viral social media trend depicting women as toxic and pitting them against one another has emerged in the realms of the famous social media platform, TikTok. Look up “pick me girl” and you will see a bunch of comical spoofs and jokes making fun of this female character. But, who is a …

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Small Town Girls Upskilling at Girl Power Talk

Small Town Girls Upskilling at Girl Power Talk: A Case Study

Opening a Window to a Better World The Changing Face of India Women Uprising Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow, explore their interests, and become the person they want to be. Everyone deserves to have access to education and skill development in order to be independent. Perhaps no organization in India is more dedicated towards providing such opportunities than Girl Power Talk. It is a purpose driven organization that believes in the power of social impact and aims to change …

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Educating the Community: One Child at a Time | The Vision of Drishti Kharbanda With Sarvani

Childhood in a Punjabi Household Journey in Femininity Challenges Along the Way Vision for Sarvani Message for the Youth “Social work pays in something worth more than money. It gives you a purpose to live.” My childhood played a big role in shaping who I am today. My family, like most Punjabi households, had a patriarchal system. I am the second daughter followed by a younger brother. When my brother was born, I distinctly remember aunties saying to my parents, …

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The Sky of Dreams: Story of Our Very First Woman Skydiver: Rachel Thomas

Love for the Sky Becoming the Change Life as an Adventure Her Advice to Everyone From standing on the ground and feeling something deep inside me every time I thought about the sky, to becoming India’s first female skydiver, I could understand the restlessness I felt as a kid. Skydiving was in my blood since the beginning. Now, I'm a grandmother for the sport! I grew up in a small town of Chittaranjan, well known for Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) …

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The Life Journey of Natasha Josefowitz

Life as an Outlier Arrival at the United States The Beginning of My Life’s Work Being the Only Female Faculty at UNH Writing and Working for Women 95 Years of Achievements and Counting I was born in Paris, France in 1926. My parents were refugees from Russia having fled the revolution. Our home was a Russian enclave. We only spoke Russian. We only had Russian friends. Our food was Russian. Even the newspaper was in Russian. The story of my …

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Helping Women Rise | Subuhi Safvi’s Journey

About Subuhi Safvi The Importance of Mental Health The Motive to Keep Going "I was surrounded by strong women growing up, and my mother and grandmother have been a source of inspiration for me." My grandmother was one of the first women in her locality who had a master's degree. My mother is a historian and a writer. She started doing what she loves when she was 55 years old. They taught me how to pursue my passion and desires …

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Empowering Women: Creating Leaders, Today and Tomorrow

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one clear, valuable lesson. Women make great leaders, and empowering women to lead makes sense — in any setting — for many reasons. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand; K.K. Shailaja, the minister of health and social welfare of Kerala state in India; and Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, undeniably demonstrated leadership success by managing and controlling the pandemic response in their respective countries. Yet one underlying problem remains. Lingering structural disparities …

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