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I've Never Met A 15-Year-Old And Thought 'She's Gonna Run The World One Day.' Yet Here We Are.

Remember the name Tavi Gevinson. It's going to be a household name someday (probably with "President" in front of it). 



  • At :35, don't you dare make fun of her graphics. She's still figuring it out.
  • At :55, she explains everything that's wrong with "Strong Female Characters."
  • At 1:40, she says maybe my favorite thing ever about "crazy" women.
  • At 2:09, she acknowledges the people who are working to fix this.
  • At 2:59, she reminisces about the 90's which is hilarious because she was born in 1996.
  • At 3:21, she presents an incredibly scientific diagram of her brain.
  • At 4:16, she explains why some teen girls have trouble reconciling themselves with feminism.
  • At 5:10, she reveals how many applications she got after first announcing her magazine. (It's A LOT)
  • At 5:50, she explains what she's trying to provide for girls in her magazine.
  • At 6:10, there's a technical glitch and she gives great life advice. 
  • At 6:47, just... be Stevie Nicks. 
Photo by CDC on Unsplash

When schools closed early in the spring, the entire country was thrown for a loop. Parents had to figure out what to do with their kids. Teachers had to figure out how to teach students at home. Kids had to figure out how to navigate a totally new routine that was being created and altered in real time.

For many families, it was a big honking mess—one that many really don't want to repeat in the fall.

But at the same time, the U.S. hasn't gotten a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. As states have begun reopening—several of them too early, according to public health officials—COVID-19 cases have risen to the point where we now have more cases per day than we did during the height of the outbreak in the spring. And yet President Trump is making a huge push to get schools to reopen fully in the fall, even threatening to possibly remove funding if they don't.

It's worth pointing out that Denmark and Norway had 10 and 11 new cases yesterday. Sweden and Germany had around 300 each. The U.S. had 55,000. (And no, that's not because we're testing thousands of times more people than those countries are.)

The president of the country's largest teacher's union had something to say about Trump's push to reopen schools. Lily Eskelsen Garcia says that schools do need to reopen, but they need to be able to reopen safely—with measures that will help keep both students and teachers from spreading the virus and making the pandemic worse. (Trump has also criticized the CDCs "very tough & expensive guidelines" for reopening schools.)

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