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We’re here to shine a spotlight on women who are making things happen in their world. They have outperformed, innovated, discovered, defied and soared. And they may just inspire you to change the course of your own life.

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Wogrammer: A Project Founded By Two Facebook Employees Highlighting Amazing Women Engineers

September 1, 2015 by

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” That’s what Sheryl Sandberg said in a Facebook post about Wogrammer, a project that celebrates women who work in the tech community, highlighting their accomplishments, not just their gender. Erin Summers and Zainab Ghadiyali, two engineers at Facebook, ... [Read More]

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Pants Vs. Panties: The Classic Wedding Night Joke With The Feminist Punchline

September 1, 2015 by

A colleague of ours was going through her grandmother's treasures and came across a scrapbook that had this "Women's Lib Motto" tucked inside. Based on all the other goodies it was occupying space with, she assumed the typed note to "all women" was from the 50s. So we tried desperately to find its origins to no avail, though the text has been posted to countless ... [Read More]

Meet 87-Year-Old Instagram Sensation Baddie Winkle

Meet 87-Year-Old Instagram Sensation Baddie Winkle

September 1, 2015 by

If you’re on Instagram, you may have heard of Helen Van Winkle, the 87-year-old great, great grandmother who has amassed more than 1 million followers with her alter ego Baddie Winkle. It all started when one day Helen’s great, great granddaughter Kennedy came home to find her grandmother wearing her ... [Read More]

The Best Acceptance Speeches At The MTV VMAs Came From These Girls

The Best Acceptance Speeches At The MTV VMAs Came From These Girls

August 31, 2015 by

Between Taylor's repeat trips to the winners' podium and Kanye's self-indulgent rant that ended in his announcement of a 2020 presidential bid, there were lots of acceptance speeches given by music's glitterati at last night's MTV VMAs (Video Music Awards). And the very best acceptance speeches came not during ... [Read More]

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The Maxim Korea September Cover Glorifies Violence Against Women

August 31, 2015 by

M. Jung, a WYSK reader based in Korea, reached out to us today to share this image of the September cover of Maxim Korea, telling us “Maxim is beautifying a heinous crime in this photo, and I am seriously concerned about its abusive notion towards women." Well, we are too. Actor Kim Byung-ok is the cover model for this “Bad Guy” ... [Read More]

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Artistic Cyclist Nicole Frýbortová Wows Us With Her Mind-Blowing Bike Tricks

August 31, 2015 by

Artistic cyclist Nicole Frýbortová first got the bug for bike tricks at just seven years old. Today, she is wowing judges, competitors and the rest of the world with her amazing skills. Previously a competitor for the Czech Cycling Federation, Nicole now competes for Slovakia under the ... [Read More]

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Elements Of The Periodic Table Illustrated

August 28, 2015 by

In 2011, Kaycie D. was working on her BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art. For her thesis she designed “Elements-Experiments in Character Design,” which centered on her creating a character and factoid for each element of the periodic table. In a word, they are... awesome! ... [Read More]

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Genderized Marketing As Perfected By Hobby Lobby… Sci-Fi And Superhero Decor Deemed Man-Art

August 28, 2015 by

On the heels of Target's decision to do away with gender-based signage in a number of aisles across its stores, another big box retailer is doing just the opposite. Hobby Lobby, you know the national arts and crafts retail chain that, compliments of a June 2014 Supreme Court decision, gets to skirt the law and doesn't ... [Read More]