You know what day it is — Woman Crush Wednesday! Should you find yourself a little behind on your feminist news this week, you’ve certainly come to the right place. This week, the interwebs have been overwhelmed with talk of Hillary’s bid for president next year, but we’ve got a few more women just as worthy of your attention.
Here’s who we’ve been crushing on this week:
- Grist’s managing editor, Darby Minow Smith. This month, she’s spearheading Farm Size Matters, our new series on the changing face of agriculture and what it means to be stuck in the middle with food. Oh, and she got to joke around with Willie Nelson about deer nuts, too. (Grist)
- The Feminist Five, a group of women’s rights activists recently released by Chinese officials after they were detained last month for starting a campaign to stop sexual harassment on public transportation. Fight for your right (to ride the bus without commentary on your ass)! (The New York Times)
- Photographer Kate T. Parker, whose new photo essay “Strong Is The New Pretty” has young girls teach us a valuable lesson in female empowerment. The pint-sized stars of her photos defy any expectation that ladies should prioritize pretty over powerful. And as Neil deGrasse Tyson told this tiny girl, there’s no better way to get into science than getting messy, jumping in mud, and playing with worms. (Quartz)
- Natasha Bowens, who interviewed over 75 farmers for her new book, The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming to draw attention to the history of discrimination throughout American agriculture. (Civil Eats)
- Well, we can’t leave out Hillary. But let’s face it: As much as we respect her for breaking down barriers for women in politics, her climate change track record is mediocre at best. However, she is a champion for addressing the ties between climate change and women’s rights, particularly in developing countries — and for that, she gets snaps from us. (Grist)
Stay tuned for next week’s roundup!