It’s Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange reporters to comment on all the news that fits in a blockquote.
First up this week, if you need a little motivation this Friday, let Georgetown high schooler Apollos Hester pump you up to finish the week strong.
- *This* is how sex ed should be done.
- Like many young adults, I will always adore Emma Watson. And I’m not alone. Her tweet announcing her new position as the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador brought so much traffic to UN Women’s website that the website crashed. And now, she’s done another thing to make us love her even more: delivered a spot-on, eloquent call for intentional involvement in the fight for gender equality through UN Women’s new campaign, HeForShe. Way to go, Emma! And thank you for continuing to inspire (and fight for) bossy girls around the world.
- Syrian girls drew pictures about how they feel about child marriage. This practice is barbaric and must be stopped.
- Here is a tiny glimpse of the lives of “children of immigrants,” as many as 20 million Americans living in the United States.
- One internet mom is taking fan fiction to new extremes and rewriting Harry Potter to replace witchcraft with Christianity. Among the changes: Dumbledore is now straight, married, and a minister, Hermione is “modest” and “obedient,” and Harry thinks “Women should not have careers because women are nurturing and loving and their gifts serve them best in the home.” The working title is Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles, which I think tells you all you need to know right there.