8 Awesome 👏🏼 Apps 📱 for Women Supporting ✌🏼 Feminism ...

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While most apps for women focus on beauty, fashion, and celeb gossip, there are a few that aim to take on the patriarchy and empower women everywhere.

That's right: they're apps for feminists, the women (and men!) who want to slay gender stereotypes and make the world safer and more equitable.

Here are a few of my fave feminist apps, ready to educate and entertain (and more).

1. Circle of 6

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Praised by ex-VP and feminist Joe Biden, this app makes safety a snap.

Simply load the app with your six most trusted friends, and if you find yourself in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation, two taps in the app and your friends will get a pre-programmed text message with your location.

The app also includes safety hotlines and there's even a customized version for several colleges and universities.2

Price: FREE at itunes.apple.com

2. Women & Girls

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Whether you want to research something specific, or you're just curious about gender equality in general, this app is fascinating and informative.

Using data provided to the United Nations by 201 countries, the app allows you to see gender-based stats in easy-to-understand charts and graphs.

You'll be truly surprised at some of the info — check out data for the U.S.

and you'll be shocked at how far we still have to go.

Price: $2.99 at itunes.apple.com

3. Tampon Run

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High schoolers Andy Gonzales and Sophie Houser had had enough of period shaming and menstruation taboo, so together they developed with 8-bit awesomeness.

It's a great little game;

you literally get to hurl tampons at shamers (oddly addictive) and even the music is fun.

Price: FREE at itunes.apple.com

4. Gender Timer

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We've all had to battle the stereotype that women are just more "chatty" than men, even though the stats don't bear this out.

This handy little timer lets you prove that men can (and often do) dominate the conversations, both in real life (think office meetings) or on TV (think every damn prime-time show you've ever watched).

I can't tell you how many times I've used this during a movie that's supposed to be about women, and been appalled at the outcome.

Now, who's going to develop a Bechdel Test app?

Price: FREE at itunes.apple.com

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