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WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW is an editorial site and community all about dynamic women… our drive and passion, our interesting stories and professional talents, what we care about, what we consume and how we live.

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.


His TEDx Talk Inspired Us To Get Women And Girls To #PoseLikeASuperhero

March 26, 2015 by

In his first ever TEDx Talk, John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls, esteemed WYSK Contributor, and our favorite feminist dad, challenges the audience to look beyond what is labeled as “girly” or “feminine” by covering everything from his superhero loving daughters, and the problem with genderized toy aisles, to the effects that Barbie, Mrs. Potato Head, ... [Read More]


Women By The Numbers In Pictures

March 26, 2015 by

Some statistics on the status of women by Eleri Mai Harris, journalist, artist and associate editor at The Nib. To see this series in its entirety, visit The Nib. ... [Read More]


Don’t Measure A Woman’s Worth By Her Clothes

March 24, 2015 by

This new campaign by Theresa Wkokka and Frida Regeheim, along with a group of students from Miami Ad School in Hamburg, Germany, perfectly captures the absurdity that comes with measuring a woman by the neckline of her top, the length of her skirt or height of her heels. Although not a completely unique idea, this execution expands on the one seen in 2013 by Pomona Lake, ... [Read More]


Samsung Camera Phone Mode PERFECT-ly Captures Ugly Influence Of The Beauty Ideal

March 24, 2015 by

None of us are Samsung Galaxy users, so we were blissfully in the dark about the smartphone's "Beauty Face" camera mode until we read this piece by Chris Stokel-Walker for Medium. The 25-year-old writer recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, and discovered its built-in and automatic - yes automatic - ... [Read More]

Monica Lewinsky: The Price Of Shame In A Culture Of Humiliation

Monica Lewinsky: The Price Of Shame In A Culture Of Humiliation

March 23, 2015 by

"I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, 'that woman.' I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it: it was easy to forget that 'that woman' was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken." Monica Lewinsky, a woman who found herself at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998 when she was just 24-years-old, ... [Read More]


Meet Strongwoman Brittany Diamond

March 23, 2015 by

23-year-old Bostonian Brittany Diamond loves “pink & sparkly things,” and lifting or carrying as much weight as humanly possible. Brittany is a strongwoman, and is fiercely dedicated to becoming the strongest woman in the world, and she’s well on her way. A couple of weeks ago, Brittany competed and placed seventh in the Heavyweight Division of the ... [Read More]

Women carrying water in Rajasthan

It’s World Water Day: Water Is Equality

March 22, 2015 by

Today is World Water Day, a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who suffer from water related issues. That of course includes women. In developing nations the responsibility for collecting water every day falls disproportionately on women and girls. On average women in these regions spend 25 percent of their day ... [Read More]

Two Mumbai Women Rap Against Rape

Two Mumbai Women Rap Against Rape

March 20, 2015 by

Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi of Mumbai are taking a stand and expressing their frustration and anger about the treatment of women in India. In their three minute video BomBaebs' #RapAgainstRape, the women put a spotlight on issues from female feticide to politicians blaming miniskirts for violence against women, and the recent ban on the film “India’s Daughter,” ... [Read More]