1. Sweden Steps Up Its Femi-Game.
For most of us, age 16 meant worrying a lot about inane things like passing a driver’s test, quieting turbulent rumors about potential Homecoming courts, and keeping it in our pants, to name a few. If you live in Sweden, however, you can feel free to add learning about global feminism to that list from here on out. This past week at the launch of the Swedish translation of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (ya know; ***Flawless champion of African women, sampled in earth-shattering Yonce song, yada yada), it was announced that every 16-year-old in the country will be given a free copy of the book. Just so they can...learn? About global feminism? And other good things? What????? Apparently women’s liberation is a popular concern over in Sweden because the publication was endorsed by a variety of interest groups. And then Sweden turned its head toward the U.S., smiled wryly, and said: “Hello from the other side.” *eye twitch* #bitteramericans