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…