Hot Friday.

Hey everyone!

It’s hot. As soon as you finish reading this post, you should go outside and play:) Here are some femtastic topics to kick off the weekend:

1) On this 40th anniversary of Title IX, Stanford’s very own Nnemkadi Ogwumike was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks as the 1st overall pick of this year’s WNBA Draft!! She is also Stanford’s first ever number 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Way to go Nneka, we’re sure you’ll do Stanford proud!

So fierce.

 

2) New research has come out that states that what we call breast cancer is actually 10 different diseases.  This distinction will be able to help doctors more easily “pave the way for doctors in the future to diagnose the type of breast cancer” and help identify the drugs needed to combat each specific type.  Although there hasn’t yet been found a cure, this is still encouraging news.

3)Ever heard of Joan Williams? I’m sure you have. Even if you haven’t,  check out this article she wrote about the “mommy wars” It really explores the existing tensions between stay-at-home moms and the working mom.

4)Realistic or Misportrayal: Does the new hit HBO show Girls accurately portray the life of a twenty-something year old woman living in New York City, as it claims it does?

5)“Bodies Have Histories”: Check out this interesting article about the blackface cake in Sweden that has a caused a stir throughout the world.

6) Lastly, here are some highlights from the Nneka’s career at Stanford. Great stuff. Thanks for everything!

April is Herstory Month and we invite you to celebrate women’s history by attending a great events honoring women. We have a program just about every day this month!
 Upcoming Events:
-Monday, April 23 from 7-9 pm: The Body Positive w/ Elizabeth Scott
-Tuesday, April 24 from 12-1pm: ACLU Workshop
-Tuesday, April 24 at 8pm: Counterpoint & Shakti A Capella Performance
-Wednesday, April 25 at 9 pm at White Plaza: Take Back the Night
-Thursday, April 26 from 12-1 pm: What do the 2012 Elections Mean for Women?
-Thursday, April 26 from 8-10pm: Problem Set Party
This is what a feminist looks like.
Tanks and t-shirts on sale for $10 at the Women’s Community Center! Stop by M-F 9-5pm:)
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Posted by: Ike Okorafor, WCC Publicity Intern
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