Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A hijab for Muslim athletes, holding the sun in your hand, feminist sculptures and more in our look at the web

1. Hold a Piece of the Sun, Here on Earth If you need a little inspiration, look no further: humans have managed to collect a tiny piece of the sun, and bring it back to Earth. Even more amazingly, this happened 15 years ago, when “charged particles shot out into space from the Sun’s upper atmosphere.” Usually they’d disappear into the solar system, but a …

New Public Statue in NYC Has Feminist Statement

In an attempt to encourage companies to take notice and action against gender inequality, a new bronze sculpture has been unveiled in NYC’s Wall St. Now facing the well-known bull statue is a small girl, standing defiantly with her hands on her hips, in opposition to the giant creature. Created by artist Kristen Visbal, the new statue will draw attention to the fact that along …

Google Doodle For International Women’s Day 2017

Today, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the Google Doodle is a grandmother telling her grandchild a bedtime story about some of history’s pioneering women from all over the world. Some are easily recognizable (for instance Frida Kahlo and Ida Wells) while others aren’t so. There’s Egypt’s first woman pilot Lotifa El Nadi who rebelled against her father and worked at a flying school in …