The Weekly reFRESH: Trolls we love and undoing the pale male event

November 13, 2015

Edited by Mara Meyers

This week we’ve got practical ways to plan an all-inclusive event, double standards on freedom of speech, and our first (and only) favorite troll.

What we’ve been checking out…

Meet the 2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, AKA the feminist Indiana Jones, who is an innovator, protector of ancient wisdom, and all-around powerhouse.

The White House is hosting a summit on expanding opportunities for girls and women of color after criticism (for example, from FRESH speaker Brittney Cooper) in response to the administration’s program, My Brother’s Keeper.

Ann-Marie Slaughter introduces us to the ‘men’s movement’ where there is no ‘leaning-in’ without support.

There is a double standard when it comes to freedom of speech. But free speech isn’t really free if it’s only being used to advance white supremacy. 

Canada’s feminist prime minister’s Cabinet is half women because, you know, it’s 2015.  

We only support trolling when it comes in the form of this woman reading Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen during a Donald Trump speech.

Here’s a rad new feminist publication that everyone should check out.

The latest from our speakers…

Our brilliant co-founder, Courtney Martin, gives us 5 concrete steps to take down the pale male status quo — because good intention is not good enough.

Dena Simmons meditates, on race, equality, and humanity in her latest for Middlebury Magazine.

How does Aziz Ansari’s Master of None nail race, sexuality, and diversity perfectly? By actually looking like real life. Samhia Mukhopadyay discusses this refreshing new show in her latest for Fusion.

Like spotting red flags in relationships, Aaron Hurst gives us a guide to spotting bad traits in our managers.

Senator Claire McCaskill served mansplainers the truth when she told them it’s time to “shut the hell up”. Julie Zeilinger’s latest for Mic proves why this Senator from Montana is our new shero.

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