The Anti-Mansplainer Script and A Serial Champion for Girls — The Weekly reFRESH

May 13, 2016

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Edited by Mara Meyers

This week we’re sharing, a script for potential mansplainers, a practical solution to end the wage gap, and why Trump is not the anomaly Republicans would like us to believe.

What we’ve been checking out…

Loretta Lynch delivers one of the most epic speeches ever and we subsequently love her even more than we thought we could.

It’s time for all-male panels about gender diversity to end. Seriously.

The wage gap is real and it’s not because women “choose” to get paid less.

If you’re as sick and tired of reading about white men as we are you’ll enjoy this incredible list of LGBTQ books with POC protagonists.

Are white people too embarrassed to use the white emoji?

This script offers practical phrases for those times when men actually do have to explain something to women but don’t want to sound like a mansplaining jerk.

Want to even out the wage gap? Just charge men more.

ReFRESHing Talk of the Week: Using art as an entry point to explore our shared history, Sanford Biggers is upending traditional narratives of race.

The latest from our speakers…

Speaker Spotlight: Angela Patton doesn’t see “at-risk” youth, instead she sees them as “at-promise.” As a serial champion for girls Angela believes in the wisdom young girls have to offer us all.

Jamia Wilson discusses the importance of an intersectional lens when looking at her identity. She also came through with some practical advice on how to un-stick yourself when you’re feeling stuck.

Republicans claim Trump is ruining the party, but Jamil Smith believes he’s more like them than they would like us to believe.

Asha Castleberry asks, will the next U.S. administration be prepared to handle Iraq?

The practical and people-centered design of Michael Murphy and MASS Design Group’s hospital in Rwanda earned them a spot on the BBC’s Tomorrow’s Building’s list.

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