Facebook Weekly Roundup: April 1st – April 5th

Here are the highlights from our media coverage this week:

-Gloria Steinem guest starred on a 30-minute special on Nickelodeon’s news show, Nick News, to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment and women’s rights. She was joined by host Linda Ellerbee and a group of teenagers for “Are We There Yet? Women’s History, Past, Present, and Future,” which premiered April 1st at 8pm ET/PT. (Bust Magazine)

-“We as men must be responsible for recognizing that being violent against women doesn’t make you a man, and for understanding our privilege in this rape culture of ours. And as much as we need to welcome women as teachers in this respect, we fellas need to make this our mission, too. In almost every instance, it’s our hand striking women, it’s our guns pointed at them, it’s our bodies violating theirs. Women can fight to end domestic violence, but the burden to end it needs to be on men. Also, we can’t forget that men not only have to not rape, but must be a part of defusing the culture that makes this kind of behavior permissible. Speak up when you see street harassment…Allies are not born, they are made.” – Jamil Smith via Ebony

-“One day you will see that all the girls will be powerful, all the girls will be going to school” – Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and advocate for girls’ education (via Vital Voices)

-“Point of this: An exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way and not making them painted-on, while still keeping the look of their original costumes in some way. Hopefully keeping them looking as iconic as the originally were. Just showing what can be done with a costume breaking outside the barrier of the norm.” – Artist Michael Lunsford (via BuzzFeed)

-“When women participate in the economy, in peace-making and peace-keeping, we all benefit. Giving women and girls a fighting chance isn’t a nice thing to do, it’s a core imperative for every society…This truly is the unfinished business of the 21st century, and it is the work we are called to do.” – Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit on Friday, April 1