But let's focus on the positive and this very righteous app, shall we? What does Girl emPower feature? Well, your journey starts with a map of the US. You can hone in on women representatives from various states and read their bios, find out about the issues that inspire them, and read their recent Tweets.
You can easily locate and contact your own representatives by inputting your zip code into the connect section.
The Watch tab of Girl emPower connects you to the recent US government You Tube uploads on the latest hot button issues. At this writing there are press conferences on the Boston Marathon Bombings and Gun Violence featured into Girl emPower's feed.
The Learn section will show you How a Bill Becomes a Law through a nifty, interactive, graphic organizer. Girl emPower gives you Fun Facts about the government and how it works in a flip book. IMHO, the best part of the whole shooting match is the In Their Own Words section. Laura and Andrew curated oodles of video clips of phenomenal femmes talking about what it means to be a woman leader and why it is crucial we work toward equal representation.
The last stop on Girl emPower lets you quiz yourself on what you learned about the US Government.
I am going to throw down a challenge here and ask parents and educators not only of girls but of boys as well to have them explore Girl emPower. Until our young men learn to admire strong, female heroes and role models, there will be no lasting equality.
Watch below as The Man himself, President Barack Obama announces this noble, brave, and free app.