Facebook Weekly Roundup: September 24th-28th

Posted by Rachel Grate

Check out the highlights from our Facebook page this week:

“Feminism wasn’t supposed to make us miserable. It was supposed to make us free; to give women the power to shape their fortunes and work for a more just world. Today, women have choices that their grandmothers could not have imagined. The challenge lies in recognizing that having choices carries the responsibility to make them wisely, striving not for perfection or the ephemeral all, but for lives and loves that matter.”

  • Debora L. Spar, president of Barnard College, made her case for why women should stop trying to be perfect on The Daily Beast.
  • “When I die, no one is going to remember what I looked like, heck, my kids will forget my voice, and slowly, all physical memory will fade away. However, my impact and legacy will remain: and, by not focusing on the physical beauty, I have time to cultivate those inner virtues and hopefully, focus my life on creating change and progress for this world”

  • Jezebel covers the uplifting story of an initially shaming Reddit thread taking a constructive turn, when a man apologizes for posting a photo of a Sikh woman whose appearance doesn’t conform to Western beauty norms.
  • Our fans seemed to agree with the Huffington Post‘s critique of Facebook’s refusal to remove misogynistic pages such as the “12 year old slut memes.”
  • Lady Gaga launches a “Body Revolution” in response to critics who have been harping on her weight, by posting revealing photos of herself and admitting a history of eating disorders. She is encouraging her fans to embrace their bodies and post pictures as well.
  • UpWorthy highlights Sarah Kay’s inspiring TED Talk, below.