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11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks Drive, Because Representation Matters

January 21, 2016 by

We know that girls can change the world, so when we heard about 11-year-old Marley Dias, and her campaign to collect #1000BlackGirlBooks, we were totally inspired. It all started when Marley, who loves to read, came home from school one day frustrated by the ... [Read More]

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Girls Who Code To Host Record Number Of Summer Programs, Giving $1 Million In Scholarships

January 21, 2016 by

2016 is going to be the summer of girls… more specifically, the summer of Girls Who Code. That’s because the national non-profit founded by WYSK Reshma Saujani is teaming up with a record number of major companies and foundations for its annual Summer Immersion Program this year and providing $1 million in scholarships ... [Read More]

President Obama On The Tampon Tax

President Obama On The Tampon Tax

January 21, 2016 by

President Obama recently sat down with top YouTube creators Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen and Adande Thorne to answer questions regarding health care, minimum wage, marriage equality, gun control, education, and a slew of other topics concerning the American people. In his interview with Ingrid Nilsen, the President confessed that he had no idea ... [Read More]

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Bipasha Shom Is On A Mission To “GivePhotos” To Those Who Have None

January 20, 2016 by

For many of us our personal photographs are among our most prized possessions. They help us remember the stories and people that have shaped our lives, as well as provide a lasting archive for future generations. But in some parts of the world, people have no personal photos at all, which is what what inspired Bipasha Shom ... [Read More]

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After Receiving Hate Comments, Artist Ayqa Khan Took To Tumblr “To Talk About Body Hair”

January 20, 2016 by

Ayqa Khan, a 20-year-old, Brooklyn-based digital illustrator and photographer, was featured on BuzzFeed yesterday for a series of illustrations she’s created that center on "societal pressure for women to remove body hair." According to what she shared on her Tumblr, she got “a lot of hate comments” on that article. In ... [Read More]

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Report Says 10% Of Recent U.S. College Grads Think Judge Judy Is A Supreme Court Justice

January 20, 2016 by

Though she might wear a similar lace jabot to Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a.k.a. The Notorious RBG), Judge Judith Sheindlin (a.k.a. TV’s Judge Judy), is not a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. But a new report released by a higher education advocacy group revealed, among other stats, that nearly 10% of college grads surveyed ... [Read More]

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Karyn Tripp Creates Awesome Periodic Table Battleship Game To Introduce Her Kids To Chemistry

January 19, 2016 by

Karyn Tripp is a homeschool mom of 4 kids and the founder of Teach Beside Me, a blog focused on educating young children. As a former teacher, Karyn has developed a knack for coming up with some very clever, imaginative ... [Read More]

The Science Of Internet Trolls

The Science Of Internet Trolls

January 19, 2016 by

"Trolls not only comment more but receive more replies than the average user suggesting they are quite successful at luring others in." Even in the supportive, celebratory, kickass world of Women You Should Know, where productive, respectful and engaging discussions reign supreme, we are sadly not impervious to these social media-bred, pot-stirring, calculated contrarians, who get their kicks ... [Read More]

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