"Do girls fall behind in science and engineering because our society tells them they should be pretty, rather than, 'pretty brilliant'? That's the message of a new viral Verizon campaign," argues Christina Hoff Sommers in the short video below. Donning her Factual Feminist hat, Sommers takes the ad apart with a few inconvenient facts Verizon chose to ignore in its misleading narrative:
"Our country has seen men and women who never attained - or even sought - the presidency but who might have made outstanding chief executives," writes Ron Meyer. "We've compiled a list of 10 such individuals. All possessed the intelligence, moral character and leadership ability to be outstanding presidents..." Read more.
Author, townhall.com news editor, and Fox News's Outnumbered host Katie Pavlich received the Institute's 2014 Woman of the Year award on Thursday at a reception in her honor at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington DC. Prior to the reception, she discussed her new book, Assault and Flattery:
Townhall editor and Fox News's Outnumbered host Katie Pavlich has a new book out this week, and we heartily recommend it.
Assault & Flattery goes after the sacred cows of the so-called War on Women and exposes the truth about the liberal stance toward women on every major current issue, particularly abortion, self-defense, and the women's vote.
It's been an exciting summer of events and speakers thus far for the Institute. We invite you to click on the images below to watch:
Caitlin Alcala (R), Legislative Assistant for the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, speaks to college students and DC summer interns on the value of internships in career building at the Institute's Intern Seminar.
S.E. Cupp (L), political commentator, offers tricks of the trade on turning opinion into careers to attendees at the Institute's Conservative Leadership Seminar.
Gabrielle Jackson (R), president of the Millennial Solution, coaches Millennials on how to optimize their talent and excel in their personal and professional lives. She offered advice to young women attendees at the Institute's Intern Seminar.
NOTE: Podcasts will also be available shortly at the Institute's iTunes and Podbean channels.
If you are looking for summer reading, may we suggest these biographies of Mrs. Luce. Although many are out of print, Amazon still has copies (or Kindle versions) of these: