Emily Carpenter, of Girls Against Gender Equity, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about what an Obama second term means to her, particularly as the president’s daughters, Sasha and Malia, grow up in the White House.
On November 24, 2012 GGE Youth Organizer Emily Carpenter was featured on the Melissa Harris Perry Show with Rochelle Ballantyne, soon to be the worlds first black, female chess master, to share her view on opportunities through after-school programs and how being involved in GGE has shaped who she is today as well as her aspirations for the future.
Girls for Gender Equity is recognized as one of the promising practices for preventing sexual harassment at schools in Crossing the Line, and Hey, Shorty! is lauded as a resource.
Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School is a newly released report from the American Association of University Women that presents the most comprehensive, nationwide research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12. It reveals sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact it has on students’ education and concludes with concrete recommendations and promising practices for preventing sexual harassment directed at school ...
A new Jezebel article on street harassment features Hey, Shorty! co-author Joanne Smith breaking down ways men can interact with women on the street without being a threat.
Read Anna North's full article on how to be nonthreatening while walking on the street near women here.
Sara Clarke of The F Word: Contemporary UK Feminism reviewed Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets.
Read Sara Clarke's full review of the guide here.
Anita Hill telling her own story, on her terms, is how it should be. So many times our story as girls and women of color are appropriated, interpreted, bedazzled and redefined by others to fit neatly into this capitalistic, patriarchal and poli-tricks driven nation. Even within this nonprofit industrial complex, the deep roots of sexism, racism and classism are always at play. We worked so hard to promote this film because it tells young people and survivors that their experiences and voices matter. That this woman of color who looks like them matters and even 22 years later she will continue speaking and living truth to power - even though it's ...
Since politicians who ignore women do so at their own political peril, Jason Jones gets inside the mind of today’s female voter. GGE’s Founder & Executive Director, Joanne Smith, made her Comedy Central debut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on April 17, 2012. Watch the 5-minute clip. It’s certifiably hilarious and Joanne fights back against the war on women!
Girls for Gender Equity’s member, 19-year-old Natasha Adams, a student at the City University of New York and Michael Gellman, a graduate of Bronx Science High School, join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how young people are reacting to the negative campaigning of the 2012 election cycle.
" [Campaign] issues I really want them to focus on is equity in education, definitely getting a woman moderator on the campaign, and focus on women's issues and job security for college students" Natasha Adams, 19
“Bring Your Brother Day” was a day of conversation, connection and consciousness-raising in a fun and safe space. In honor of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Youth Organizers at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) invited male friends and family members to discuss gender equality and stopping street harassment. The 3 hour workshop explored what gender roles and stereotypes are and how they impact the lives of young people. The group was engaged and thoughtful, and the youth organizers facilitated many fun activities and meaningful discussions!
By reaching out to the young men in their lives, youth organizers are working to build allies and ...