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Childfree By Choice

March 31, 2016 by

By Cynthia Hornig - It started after college. I was dating a man who wanted to know what our future was. He wanted a future with me, but I knew he wanted children, and I didn't. We were young, so it didn't matter at the time, but I knew the topic would resurface again, and it did. He said he never met a woman who didn't want children and he couldn't really understand my choice. I was atypical, I knew it and ... [Read More]

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Historical Action Figures: Brontë Sisters Power Dolls

March 31, 2016 by

This is a fake commercial made in 1998 by Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a series of educational shorts about action figures based on historical figures. Its educational value was somewhat suspect. It was never aired, which is really too bad because we LOVE it! That's why we decided to help give it a second life by airing it on Women You Should Know. ... [Read More]

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Rosie The Riveters Celebrated With Special Honor Flight To Washington, D. C.

March 30, 2016 by

More than 70 years after showing their “we can do it” spirit, dozens of women who answered the call to join the workforce during World War II were celebrated with a special Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Now in their 80s and 90s, these original Rosie the Riverters are finally being honored for their ... [Read More]

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Dr. Myra Adele Logan: First Woman To Perform Open Heart Surgery

March 30, 2016 by

Not only is it still Women's History Month, today is also National Doctor's Day, and we are celebrating a Woman You Should Know who deserves recognition on both fronts. Meet Myra Adele Logan (1908 - 1977), a pioneering doctor known for her selfless, humanitarianism. She is another perfect example of an ... [Read More]

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11-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur Turned Passion For Bees And A Family Recipe Into A Million Dollar Business

March 29, 2016 by

At just 4 years old, Mikaila Ulmer’s parents encouraged their daughter make a product for a children’s business fair and Austin Lemonade Day. While she was thinking about some ideas, two things happened that inspired Mikaila’s now million dollar business. ... [Read More]

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Girls Who Rocked The World: History’s Heroines Under Age 20

March 29, 2016 by

Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Mitchell, S.E. Hinton, Sacagawea, Maya Lin, and so on. Each of these women has her own incredible story of how she created life-changing opportunities for herself and the world. But did you know that all these female movers and shakers, and a host of others, made their historic marks ... [Read More]

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A Feminist Comic On The Double Standards Women Face

March 28, 2016 by

For Katarzyna Babis, an art student living in Lublin, Poland, feminism is about women being free to make their own choices, without societal judgments. She created this comic to show some of the criticisms and double standards that women face in their daily lives about the way they dress or the life choices that they make. ... [Read More]

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“Tampons For All” A Poem By First Lady Of NYC Chirlane McCray

March 28, 2016 by

Women have been mobilizing to get the tampon tax removed, back in December we shared a petition to U.S. State Legislators to stop taxing our periods, which has been gaining significant traction. In fact, at the time of the petition, there were 40 states imposing sales tax on feminine hygiene. ... [Read More]

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