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The WYSK Award For Most Inspired Use Of The #BreakTheInternet Hashtag Goes To…

November 14, 2014 by

Social media hashtags are "hijacked" from their intended use all the time. Sometimes cleverly. Sometimes poorly. Sometimes for good. Sometimes for bad. Case in point, over the last 48 hours, countless parodies have popped up (here and here) using #BreakTheInternet, a hashtag that was originally created for the ... [Read More]

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Let’s See If Her Nipples Get Past Social Media Censors

November 13, 2014 by

Finally, someone has come up with a clever loophole to get around the double standard that is “breastgate.” Well, at least we hope so! Photo credit: While many sites have put their own stamp on this image, we cannot find the original source. Should you know the creator, please let us know. ... [Read More]

Thanks, Birth Control!

Thanks, Birth Control!

November 13, 2014 by

Yesterday was "Thanks, Birth Control" day, but we're so thankful that we think it deserves another day. The campaign was launched last year in an effort to start a new and positive conversation about birth control and all that it makes possible. According to the The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the vast majority of single young adults say they don’t want a pregnancy right ... [Read More]

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The Ugly Truth Behind Sadie Hawkins Day

November 13, 2014 by

It's Sadie Hawkins Day. You know, the day when the girls are supposed to ask out the boys. Like us, you may have vivid memories of those dreadful Sadie Hawkins Day school dances, where the pressure was on and the gossip was flying about who would ask whom to the dance. Although it may have seemed like a fun novelty then, in retrospect, we think… not so much. ... [Read More]

Two Girls. One Violin. One Viola. One Killer Instrumental Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Two Girls. One Violin. One Viola. One Killer Instrumental Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

November 12, 2014 by

Last year, we had the immense pleasure of having Charly and Margaux, the dynamic violin and viola duo known as CHARGAUX, perform at a fundraising and mentorship event we hosted for budding female entrepreneurs. Now the multitalented, interdisciplinary artists, who perform original orchestral and electronic ... [Read More]

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This 14 Year Old Needs Feminism Because…

November 12, 2014 by

14-year-old Jules Spector is the founder and author of the blog Teen Feminist, which she started in late 2013. The self-proclaimed theatre nerd, who spends most of her time listening to Broadway soundtracks, created this blog because, as she explains, “I don't want any teenage feminists to feel alone, or like they are not supported. It is important for young girls to be exposed to empowerment, and to know ... [Read More]

A Moving Tribute To Servicewomen Who Are Also Moms

A Moving Tribute To Servicewomen Who Are Also Moms

November 11, 2014 by

Originally released for Mother’s Day 2014, this espnW video is as beautiful and fitting a tribute on Veteran’s Day. It looks at the brave and selfless servicewomen who face the dilemma of leaving their children to serve their country, and captures their emotional returns. Warning: tissues required (as in a whole box). ... [Read More]

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Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Honoring The 265,000 Forgotten Women Who Served

November 11, 2014 by

"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]