The Fixx is a weekly editorial roundup for humanists. It includes our favorite articles, happenings and cat memes.
Comedy Central Presents: Glass Ceiling, A Board Game for Girls
Move over, Herd Your Horses, there’s a new board game in town: Glass Ceiling, the game where girls can learn what it’s like to be a woman in the workplace and navigate obstacles like emasculating your male boss, or losing a promotion to an unqualified male counterpart. Just watch.
It’s funny… because it’s true. This is 100% indicative of what many women currently face on a daily basis. A sad reality that while women have made impressive strides, we still have work to do. And if bringing comedy to a serious topic helps shine some light on it, we say burn that sh*t up!
Women in Jail are Being Denied Menstrual Products
New York City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland is introducing a package of bills that address an important issue--menstrual hygiene. Specifically, menstrual hygiene in correctional facilities where she says, “inmates are supplied with an inadequate amount of pads or denied feminine hygiene products altogether.”
What’s worse; the entire system is to blame. “The New York City Department of Corrections currently provides 144-count boxes of thin, non-adhesive pads per 50 inmates, per week.” That’s 2.8 pads per woman, per cycle determined by “an obscure formula”. A formula which Ferreras-Copeland’s legislation would eliminate and require the Department of of Corrections provide pads immediately upon request.
11 Year Old Girl Lands Multi-million Dollar Whole Foods Deal
When life gives you lemons, you turn them into a multi-million dollar deal with Whole Foods--at least that’s what you do if you’re 11 year old Mikaila Ulmer.
Mikaila is the Founder and CEO of BeeSweet, a flaxseed-based lemonade line. Mikaila conceptualized BeeSweet when she was only four years old after being stung by a bee. On her website she states, “I didn’t enjoy the bee stings at all, they scared me. But then something strange happened. I became fascinated with bees. I learned all about what they do for me and our ecosystem.”
That’s right, the Queen Bee entrepreneur (we couldn’t resist) is also an advocate for our honey-making friends. When Mikaila discovered that bees were facing catastrophic threats , she vowed to use locally sourced honey as sweetener.
And her passion is gaining attention -- she received her first investment when she was only 10 years old via Daymond John of Shark Tank along with a multi-million dollar Whole Foods deal now in her pocket.