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10 Things You Should Know About Jerrie Mock, The First Woman To Fly Solo Around The Globe

October 2, 2014 by

Earlier this week Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, died at her home in Quincy, FL. She was 88. In 1964, Jerrie was a 38-year old housewife from Columbus, OH when she set out on the 29 day, 23,000 mile journey, accomplishing what her childhood hero ... [Read More]

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Men Who Hate Men Who Support Women

October 2, 2014 by

Following her UN Speech, Emma Watson was threatened with the release of nude photos. After criticizing the use of women as background decoration in video games, particularly in violent and sexual ways, prominent media critic Anita Sarkeesian received death and rape threats that forced her out of her own home. Menacing and senseless barbs hurled through digital space by faceless, misguided ... [Read More]

Dove Film Reminds Us That What You Say About Your Body Matters

Dove Film Reminds Us That What You Say About Your Body Matters

October 2, 2014 by

Gloria Steinem once said, "Every time a woman passes a mirror and criticizes herself, there’s a girl watching." It’s this sentiment that the beauty brand Dove captures in its latest Self-Esteem Project film Legacy. Produced by Ogilvy Paris, the video opens with five women being asked to write a list about what they like and what they don’t like about their bodies. ... [Read More]

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New Breast Cancer Awareness Ads Use Tweaked Social Media Icons To Make Important Point

October 1, 2014 by

It’s October 1st, which means we have officially entered Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The newest campaign to encourage women to check their breasts and do self-exams regularly comes from DDB Singapore for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Despite being Singapore specific, the ads translate perfectly ... [Read More]

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Faux Feminist Rally Takes Center Stage At Chanel Runway Show

October 1, 2014 by

If designer Karl Lagerfeld really wants to be on the ‘front lines’ of the feminist movement, he’ll need to do a lot more than make a lame fashion statement cloaked as feminism. Yesterday, Lagerfeld, who’s not known for his kindness to women, closed out his Chanel Spring 2015 collection show in Paris by staging a faux feminist rally. ... [Read More]

The Evolution Of The Desk (1980 – 2014)… Cool Time Lapse Video Shows How Technology Has Transformed Personal Office Space

The Evolution Of The Desk (1980 – 2014)… Cool Time Lapse Video Shows How Technology Has Transformed Personal Office Space

September 30, 2014 by

BestReviews, a company incubated out of the Harvard Innovation Lab, has encapsulated this history of technology, as it relates to the office, in this time lapse video, The Evolution Of The Desk, "demonstrating the steep shift from cork boards and fax machines to Pinterest and PDFs." ... [Read More]

Real Women, Real Bodies: A New Campaign To Promote Healthy Body Image

September 30, 2014 by

Real Women, Real Bodies (RWRB) has one vision in mind: to help women feel beautiful inside and out. Founded this past spring by University of Wyoming students Sydney Stein, Hannah King, and Morgan Looney, the organization’s mission is “to promote healthy body image in women through ad campaigns and guest speakers on campus.” ... [Read More]

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Sister Act: 7 Year Old Declares October 1 Wear Your Superheroes Day For Her Lil’ Sis

September 29, 2014 by

Leanna is a 5-year-old girl who loves superheroes. But, as her father explains, "when she wears her superhero clothes to kindergarten, the boys tell her that superheroes are 'for boys.' She has even started to wear her jacket all day to keep from being hassled about it." GASP!! This does not fly in our WYSKy book. ... [Read More]