Leslee Udwin Captures Both The Darkest And Brightest Recesses Of The Human Soul In Documentary About Horrific Delhi Gang Rape

“When you look into the blackest recesses of the human heart, you cannot but be depressed and deeply disappointed.”

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Today In Women’s History: Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan

“Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.”


Makeup Artist Makes Mere Mortals Look Like Legends Leaping Off Pages Of Comic Books

“This all really did just start out because I was having so much fun turning myself into someone different.”


In Black And White: Actual Employment Letter From 1939 Reveals Inequality Women Faced

Despite her superior talents and documented performance track record, she was denied a studio transfer because she wasn’t a man.



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Women’s History Month Giveaway: Win A Brainy Chick Sweatshirt And Show Off Your Intellect

March 6, 2015 by

Women You Should Know has teamed up with Courtney Church, the woman behind Periodically Inspired, our favorite nerd-chic apparel brand that's inspired by the Periodic Table Of Elements, for this awesome ... [Read More]


Healing Grief With Kindness: One Woman’s Search For Meaning After The Loss Of Her Newborn

March 6, 2015 by

By Kristin Fitzgerald-Zita - The last thing you imagine when you head off to the hospital to have your baby is never bringing him home. As a chronic worrier I admit I did think something might happen to me during delivery, but I always believed that the healthy baby boy I was carrying was perfectly safe. ... [Read More]


Salvation Army Uses Viral Dress To Make Statement About Domestic Abuse

March 6, 2015 by

As reported by AdWeek, "Today, The Salvation Army in South Africa released what just might be the most harrowing take on the viral phenomenon - in the form of a domestic abuse PSA." Headline reads: "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?" Copy reads: "The only illusion is if you think it was her choice. One in 6 women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against ... [Read More]

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Fix-it Friday: Tips On How to Avoid “Icy” Trips to the ER… In March?!?!

Another wave of snow storms and it’s MARCH? Good grief! I’ve been back in NYC since mid February and shoveled more in the last 2 weeks than I have in 2 years! But what really reminded me that I picked the wrong time of year to visit my hometown is the header I took yesterday navigating over an ice hill. I smacked down on my side and banged up my palm and knee. ... [Read More]


16-Year-Old Designs Amazing Duct Tape Dress, Wins Art Award From Scholastic

March 5, 2015 by

In late fall 2014, 16-year-old Jamie Werner was given an assignment in her high school drawing class... create something to submit to the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a national program that has been celebrating the vision, ingenuity, and talent of America’s youth for over 90 years. Of the three art category options her ... [Read More]


She Should Have Been The First Woman To Fly In Space… Meet Jerrie Cobb

March 5, 2015 by

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]

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Catastrophic Fail: The Day HBO and Withoutabox Underestimated Armies Of Diverse And Female Writers

March 5, 2015 by

By Angela Dee - Look. We live in a time where everyone knows that there needs to be a change in the entertainment industry. We need to see more women and minorities on TV and in our movies. We need their voices. There is a huge gap in the market that must be - needs to be - filled. We all seem to finally agree on this point, right? ... [Read More]

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The Second Wave Of The Women’s Movement – Past, Present, And Future

March 4, 2015 by

The entire Women You Should Know team offers our sincere thanks and gratitude to Sonia Pressman Fuentes for sharing her wisdom and powerful voice with us. What an incredible honor to have her, a feminist who changed America and the course of history, as a guest contributor during Women’s History Month. ... [Read More]