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Who run the world? Girls. (h/t Beyoncé)

Women and girls celebrating after the announcement that girls outperformed boys on top school exams in Bangladesh.
Women and girls celebrating after the announcement that girls outperformed boys on top school exams in Bangladesh.Bayazid Akter/Demotix

The happiest thing I read all day came to me via GlobalVoices — a story about exam results in Bangladesh.

Girls outperformed boys this year. The pass rate of female students: 79.19 percent, just over the 78.23 percent rate for boys.

Hasan Ferdous, who was once a journalist in Bangladesh and now works for the United Nations, pointed out that it's more than just the numbers that make this so extraordinary.  

 

Read it. You'll think the same thing. Three cheers times infinity.