Liv Jones didn't wake up one morning and decide that she was going to be the face of teenage feminism.
But with one tweet, the shy 14-year-old found herself at the forefront of an online social media movement.
It began when Liv's school decided that its newly built classrooms would be named after inspiring historical figures. Each teacher had put forward lists with five potential names. Upon seeing the lists, Liv was disappointed that only one in five of the figures was female.
With the encouragement of her mother and a few close friends, she started a petition and Facebook page called Rooms of Our Own. The petition on change.org asked that the administration would give the student body fair representation and name half of the classrooms after women. Read more...More about Teenager, Gender Equality, Feminism, Uk, and Social Media
The resistance is alive in Britain, and it's armed with a spreadsheet.
A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called "How to Vote to Stop the Tories" started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday.
It's a detailed guide on how to vote tactically for the best chances of ousting the Conservative Party in each individual seat. It's basically a spreadsheet nerd's dream come true.
It went viral straight away. Safe to say, its creator, Becky Snowden, was floored. Read more...More about Spreadsheets, Google Docs, Voting, General Election, and Uk
Somewhere in the world, a man is sat behind a computer screen telling a group of strangers his most shameful secret.
The story is long, but the details are thin. At some point when he was 15, he writes, he got wrongly accused of bullying a girl in his class.
“We were in maths, and I accidentally knocked her bag off the desk so I went to pick it up because her things fell out,” he explains. “She must have thought I did it on purpose and she screamed like someone stabbed her.”
Apparently the girl had been a victim of bullying before. After the incident with the bag, though, the man’s classmates treated them both differently. They were kinder to her, and cold towards him. Read more...More about Depression, Mental Illness, Mental Health, Subreddit, and Confession