5-Year-Old Eva Is Our New Feminist Hero… Watch

February 17, 2017 by

"Girls used to not vote, and then there were these girls who fighted to vote. They were very silly women because they got killed. So it’s very important for girls to vote. Otherwise that will happen again." Meet Eva, a passionate, pint-sized advocate of a woman's right to vote. She's featured in the series 'The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds' from the Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4, ... [Read More]

What Some Young Women May Not Know

February 16, 2017 by

By Sharon Weeks - It came to my attention recently, after the Women's March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) I will refer to this as their "status quo". But first a crash course in women’s history and a mention of many past marches and the influence they have had. I beg them, and you, to read on. One thing I ... [Read More]

Jeanne Altmann, Baboon Moms, and the Justice League of Primatology

February 15, 2017 by

It is a long standing saying* that the pantheon of primatology is essentially the Justice League of America, with Jane Goodall as Superman, the inspiring and morally upright founding figure, Dian Fossey as Batman, the earnest champion grappling with dark forces, and Birute Galdikas as Wonder Woman, steady and indestructible. ... [Read More]

Free Screenings Of “Hidden Figures” To Be Held In 14 US Cities To Celebrate Black History Month

February 15, 2017 by

If you have not yet seen (and been inspired by) the 3X Academy Award nominated film "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, now is your chance to see it… for free this Saturday, February 18th, in 14 select cities across the US. The film, which has already reached ... [Read More]

Underage Girls Are Being Sold Online In America… New Documentary Features Mothers Fighting For Justice For Their Daughters

February 14, 2017 by

What if it was your daughter? Child sex trafficking happens "every minute of every day in every city in America" and Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film writer/director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

The Nuclear Spectroscopy Of Women In Science Advocate Fay Ajzenberg-Selove

February 13, 2017 by

In the opening days of the Nazi attack on France, a Jewish engineer took his family aside and instructed them on how to commit suicide by slitting their wrists, explaining that death by one’s own hand was more honorable than what would happen to them if they fell to the enemy. As the family fled from town to town, desperate to escape Europe and the Nazi ... [Read More]

10 Things You Should Know About Edith Clarke, A Badass, Pioneering Electrical Engineer

February 10, 2017 by

Edith Clarke was born 134 years ago today, on February 10 in 1883 in a small Maryland farming community. One of nine children, both her parents died by the time she was just 12 years old. Six years later, Edith made the life-changing decision to use the little inheritance money she received to study mathematics and astronomy ... [Read More]

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