Watch: 1977 TV Commercial For Wonder Woman Action Figures

June 23, 2017 by

In 1977, Mego, a toy company that was then famous for producing licensed action figs, released its first round of Wonder Woman dolls based on the iconic TV series (1975-1979) starring Lynda Carter. They included Wonder Woman - with her superheroic costume painted on (literally) and a separate, changeable Diana Prince ... [Read More]

Title IX Passed 45 Years Ago Today, Marking Legislation Milestone For Women And Girls

June 23, 2017 by

Forty-five years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Richard Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for girls and boys, women and men in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]

Docuseries Aims To Give A Voice To Murdered, Missing & Forgotten Women of Chillicothe, Ohio

June 22, 2017 by

"As a father of daughters of my own, I could not help but be drawn to wanting to help solve this mystery and to find out why these families felt that they were not getting the justice they deserved." This is what inspired Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning documentarian Joe Berlinger to make 'Gone: The Forgotten Women of ... [Read More]

“The Respect Switch” A Parody Of The Ridiculous Dating Advice That Is Out There

June 22, 2017 by

This 1:30 second video, starring, written, produced, and directed by WYSK reader Maddy Butler from Sydney, Australia, is her “new sketch parodying the ridiculous dating advice that is out there for women.” In an email to WYSK Maddy explains: Some of the supposedly ... [Read More]

“My Hero, Sonia Warshawski”… The Heartfelt Essay That Won This 5th Grader An Award

June 22, 2017 by

When Olivia Tavernaro was in the 5th grade, she was asked to write an essay about her personal hero. She chose a local Kansas City woman she knew whose life has been nothing short of triumphant, against the most unthinkable circumstances and the greatest odds. Olivia recited her essay dressed as her hero, ... [Read More]

The Pediatric Cardiology of Helen Taussig (1898-1986)

June 21, 2017 by

It's sometime in the 1930s, and you're walking into a ward full of crouching children with blue-tinted lips. Something is wrong with their hearts, something that is preventing their blood from getting enough oxygen, turning the red fluid a deep, thick black. At the slightest exertion, the children can pass out and even die, their starved tissues and thickening heart unable to cope with ... [Read More]

Illustrator Gemma Correll Shows Us What It Really Means To Be “Beach Body Ready”

June 20, 2017 by

Every summer we are bombarded with messages about how to get a beach ready body. Diets and exercise plans are plastered on women’s magazine covers, and fitness experts seem to be on every television channel, offering their tips and tricks on how to shape up for summer. ... [Read More]

Women Engineers On Sexism, Diversity And Inclusion In Silicon Valley

June 20, 2017 by

Gender inequality in the tech sector remains a very real issue. In 1980 only 5 percent of engineers in the United States were women. Today, that number is only at 12 percent (source: American Association of University Women). And while the gap is significant, there’s an even larger divide when looking at the demographics of ... [Read More]