Sunday, September 30, 2012

29 Reasons Why Girl Power is Back

This content comes from Refinery29

1. Rise of female comedians
2. Progressive advances in birth control
3. Women won the lion's share of Olympic medals
4. We're closing the gap in the workplace
5. Sarah Burton, the most respected fashion designer in the world today
6. The spread of smart-lady reads
7. Hillary Clinton and feminist foreign policy
8. New power shoes that you can walk in
9. The most power celeb from 2012 was Jennifer Lopez
10. Women top the best-selling book list
11. Lena Dunham and the rest of the Girls
12. The Marissa Mayer factor
13. The return of the Buffy-esque ass kicker
14. Women in tech
15. The Spice Girls at the Olympics
16. Katniss Everdeen as a role model
17. A flood of new female rappers
18. Obama singling out women
19. The power of Pinterest
20. The teenage Fab Five
21. The editor-in-chief next door
22. The UN declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl
23. Pussy Riot and the protest culture
24. Strong youth programming
25. The return of bags you can actually put stuff in
26. Michelle Obama doing the first lady thing her own way
27. Barbie as president
28. Women are getting more educated than men
29. The reinvention of baking

While I don't agree with everything on this list, some of it actually makes sense.  The other stuff, like shoes and bags, don't translate into girl power for me.  I thought that this list was interesting and worth sharing.  If you want to read more, go to 

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