Feminist Update: June 17, 2015

Feminist Update
Your weekly update on all things feminism. Keep up to date on the election, the news, and what is going on in the world of women.
In the News:
App allows female travelers to feel safer alone: Safetipin, an app that allows users to track loved ones, is performing a safety audit of Delhi, Bogota, and Nairobias part of the UN Women’s “Safe Cities Global Initiative” to make cities safer for women. The app tracks safety data, and the UN Women plans to use it in their mission to minimalize sexual assault and dangerous situations in major cities. “Unsafe public spaces limit women’s and girl’s life choices. This daily reality limits their freedom to participate in education, work, recreation, and in political life,” said Laxmi Puri, deputy executive director of U.N. Women. READ MORE>>
US Womens National Soccer Team moves on: Talk about girl power! The women of the US National Team won 1-0 in their game against Nigeria on Tuesday. Men’s sports are typically more popular and more publicized than their female counterparts, but will this year’s world cup bring up these issues, and possibly improve them? Let’s hope so! READ MORE>>
Silicon Valley further solidifies committed to promoting women: It is no secret that women are underrepresented in the tech industry. At the Bloomberg Technology Conference, female leaders of companies like Pinterest and Hearsay Social stepped up to bring the issue further to light. They demanded a more committed reaction to the lack of diversity in the field, and say that a focus on increasing the amount of women in the applicant pool should be a priority. READ MORE>>
Election Updates:
Donald Trump officially announces presidential bid: Donald Trump kicked off his presidential campaign with a speech at the Trump Tower in New York City this week. His speech focused on American jobs, the problems with Obamacare, his intended assertiveness in foreign policy, and his wealth. READ MORE>>
Having trouble keeping track of all the candidates? Check out this guide from The Guardian.
Featured Feminist:
Emily Greener from Los Angeles has started the I Am That Girl movement, addressing the physical, mental, emotional well-being of girls across the country. With chapters all over the US, including several in Pennsylvania, the movement has met much success. Already 150,000 girls have registered. READ MORE>>