Hello :)) i'm a fourteen year old girl who lives in England. I love your podcast a lot and it has totally taught me to embrace my fangirling and nerding out. Your segment a couple of weeks back about girls who code inspired me to join the after-school computer coding club at my all-girls school. I was so surprised at how much I genuinely enjoy it and I have had so much fun learning it. I'm now taking an extra GCSE in computer science, and I am really looking forward to it!!! — Asked by Anonymous

Hunkering down for a long night of editing, and this pops up in our inbox. Now I’m feeling inspired, grateful and more than a little verklempt. Love this Nerdette from across the pond! Thank you for listening and we hope you love your new coding club and CS class! You totally made my day!

- Tricia

Everyone who likes the internet should read this book, which was recommended to us by our friend Meghan Murphy-Gill. We also interviewed the author: http://ift.tt/Z8TJWZ via Instagram http://ift.tt/XLvkFl

Everyone who likes the internet should read this book, which was recommended to us by our friend Meghan Murphy-Gill. We also interviewed the author: http://ift.tt/Z8TJWZ via Instagram http://ift.tt/XLvkFl

One of the best post-apocalyptic trilogies ever. Great for book club! -G via Instagram http://ift.tt/XLvhcI

One of the best post-apocalyptic trilogies ever. Great for book club! -G via Instagram http://ift.tt/XLvhcI

Dystopian domesticity. Delicious. Hear the interview: http://ift.tt/1sT4wLV via Instagram http://ift.tt/1uQlb7h

Dystopian domesticity. Delicious. Hear the interview: http://ift.tt/1sT4wLV via Instagram http://ift.tt/1uQlb7h

SPACE, weird people, and true love. -G via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sT4tjq

SPACE, weird people, and true love. -G via Instagram http://ift.tt/1sT4tjq

You might think: who is this Harry Potter girl? What is she doing at the UN? I’ve been asking myself at the same thing. All I know is that I care about this problem and I want to make this better. And having seen what I’ve seen and given the chance, I feel my responsibility to say something.

It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals. We should stop defining each other by what we are not, and start defining ourselves by who we are.

I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human, too and in doing so, be a more true and complete version of themselves.

Wonder Woman's Secret Past

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In the magazine this week, Jill Lepore investigates the female superhero’s feminist origins:

"It isn’t only that Wonder Woman’s backstory is taken from feminist utopian fiction. It’s that, in creating Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston was profoundly influenced by…