Forty-one years ago today, on June 5, 1973, Doris A. Davis, a 37-year-old school teacher turned city council member, was elected Mayor of the City of Compton, California, making her the first black woman mayor of a major, metropolitan American city, and only the second African American woman chief executive ... [Read More]
Elina Halttunen had a mastectomy about 10 years ago for breast cancer. An avid swimmer, she became frustrated by the lack of swimwear options available that suited her one-breasted body, with most designs requiring the use of uncomfortable and sweaty prostheses. Never feeling quite satisfied with anything she could buy, she thought “there has to ... [Read More]
In her Hard Out Here single from her Sheezus album, released at the end of 2013, Lily Allen sings, “Don't need to shake my ass for you 'cause I've got a brain,” one of the many well crafted, sarcasm soaked lyrics we love.
The song’s video, which brings her very obvious satirical take on the objectification of women in pop culture ... [Read More]
In April 2013, Moms Demand Action launched the PSA campaign, "Choose One," a series of print ads featuring assault weapons alongside other objects that have been banned in America to protect child welfare.
The whole idea was to jar people into seeing the need for common sense gun safety legislation by showing the sheer absurdity of exactly what decision ... [Read More]
What's so scary about smart girls? They know their value and they challenge the status quo.
As Nicholas Kristof notes:
“Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? Because there’s no force more powerful to transform a society. Ultimately, the greatest threat to extremism isn't drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.”
Share this video by Half The Sky Movement, ... [Read More]
Mo Asumang, an acclaimed filmmaker, actress and television presenter in Germany, takes hate head on in her documentary The Aryans, in which she goes face-to-face with racists both in Germany and in the United States.
Being biracial, Mo has dealt with the realities of racism throughout her life and career. In this documentary, ... [Read More]
Fact 1: Women hold only 26% of computing related positions.
Fact 2: By 2020 there will be 1.4 million tech jobs; 70% of them will be unfilled.
It’s these facts and a lack of resources that inspired Tina Lee, a working mom of two from San Francisco, to create MotherCoders, a tech orientation program designed for moms who want to learn ... [Read More]
Artist Peng Yangjun, co-creative director and editor of China's leading lifestyle magazine, The Outlook, has been documenting a growing fashion craze along Eastern China’s beaches… the “facekini”. No that's not a typo.
First introduced about a decade ago, more and more women, who are regular swimmers in the ocean, have been donning these bizarre protective face masks ... [Read More]