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She “Had An Eye At The Tip Of Each Finger”… Meet The Outstanding 19th c. OB Who Invented The Vaginal Speculum

June 7, 2016 by

Marie Gillain Boivin was born in Montreuil, France in 1773, and was educated by nuns who ran a hospital at Etampes, a suburb of Paris. When the nunnery was destroyed during the French Revolution, she began studying anatomy and midwifery, ... [Read More]

The United State of Women Summit To Achieve Gender Equality

The United State of Women Summit To Achieve Gender Equality

June 7, 2016 by

On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, “a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, ... [Read More]

From To Myopia To NoMoPhobia… Watch How The Cell Phone Is Changing Us In Body And Brain

From Myopia To NoMoPhobia… Watch How The Cell Phone Is Changing Us In Body And Brain

June 6, 2016 by

Consider this… when you're looking down at your cell phone the angle of your spine "is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old child sitting on your neck." And that's not the only physiological (or psychological) thing happening. From increases in myopia (or nearsightedness), to the creation of a "compulsion ... [Read More]

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Meghan, Jennifer, Hillary, Patricia, Gloria… 5 Powerhouse Women, 1 Empowered Music Video

June 6, 2016 by

"We have a big, big problem ladies…" Through the video for her latest single, "Ain’t Your Mama" written by Meghan Trainor, the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez notes she’s "saying something with her music in a fun way." It’s an empowerment message delivered through a visual showcase of women’s equality struggles through ... [Read More]

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Today Is National Doughnut Day… Meet The Women Integral To Its History

June 3, 2016 by

Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a magical "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

The Fascinating Story Of Marie Curie: The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize

June 2, 2016 by

This short illustrated video of the fascinating life of Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867–1934) comes from Your Life, an industry-led and government supported campaign out of the UK that “aims to show the dynamic career opportunities available to young people by studying math and science.” Marie Curie has an amazing, albeit tragic life story. ... [Read More]

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Georgia Rooks Dwelle… Pioneering Doctor Dedicated To Black Women’s Health

June 2, 2016 by

The daughter of a former slave, Georgia Rooks Dwelle was born in 1884 in Albany, Georgia, grew up in Augusta, and attended Spelman College (then Spelman Seminary) in Atlanta. In 1900 she became the school’s first graduate to go on to medical school - Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. From there, she worked tirelessly, against all odds and faced with ... [Read More]

Lotte “Scissorhands” Reininger: Pioneering Animator Predated Walt Disney By A Decade

Lotte “Scissorhands” Reiniger: Pioneering Animator Predated Walt Disney By A Decade

June 2, 2016 by

We love when Google Doodle goes all WYSKy on the world and shines a spotlight on a woman everyone should know. Today was one of those days as they posted an ode to Lotte Reiniger (June 2, 1899 - June 19, 1981) on what would have been her 117th birthday. We had no idea who she was and, of course, needed to know more. ... [Read More]

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