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Brave Girls Campaign To End Deceptive Photoshopping Of Bodies In Ads

April 3, 2014 by

Brave Girls Alliance is taking media back in a new way: campaigning for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to regulate the use of false and deceptive photoshopping of people in ads. Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Lois Capps (D-CA) introduced HR4341 on March 27, 2014, with Rep. Ros-Lehtinen saying: ... [Read More]

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Girlpants… Because Women Deserve REAL Pockets

April 3, 2014 by

Girlpants is the latest comic by David Willis for his Dumbing of Age webcomic series about college freshmen in a co-ed dorm at Indiana University, starring a Christian homeschooled girl and her atheist best friend. Thanks for making us belly laugh David, and for giving our false-pocket plight a much needed voice and platform. Women deserve REAL pockets! ... [Read More]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Reading The Goldfinch

April 3, 2014 by

By Cynthia Hornig - I love nothing more than hunkering down with a good, meaty book and spending time with characters that take me on a journey, whatever the course may be. I’m not particularly selective or snobby when it comes to choosing books for my reading list. A self-proclaimed book glutton, I consume a large variety and can be ... [Read More]

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Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2014 by

83 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

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Color War: Exhibit & Photos Capture The Changing Meaning of Pink

April 2, 2014 by

PINK! It’s not a new topic, but recently there has been an onslaught of controversial articles about the color and how the beautiful hue has taken on new meaning when it comes to gender, marketing, identity and parenting. The conversation has infiltrated all aspects of culture, which is represented in the current exhibit Think Pink, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA. ... [Read More]

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You Should Know Someone With Narcolepsy… Her Name Is Julie Flygare

April 2, 2014 by

Meet Julie Flygare. She got her BA from Brown University (2005) and her JD from Boston College Law School (2009). She’s a published author, non-profit founder, blogger, yogi and runner who has conquered both the Boston Marathon and the steepest road race in the U.S. This accomplished WYSK also has narcolepsy and she’s on a mission to smash the ... [Read More]

Childhood Gender Roles In Adult Life [VIDEO]

Childhood Gender Roles In Adult Life [VIDEO]

April 1, 2014 by

This requires no introduction as it speaks for itself! Watch and enjoy. ... [Read More]

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A Nostalgic (And Hilarious) Poem About Technology

April 1, 2014 by

April is National Poetry Month, which was founded by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to honor the art of poetry, and to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in America. Since day 1 of this 30 day celebration falls on WYSK Tech Tuesday, we thought we’d get the poetry party started with this clever, relatable, nostalgic, and belly laugh inducing ode to the digital world. ... [Read More]