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“I Don’t Want Kids… And That’s OK!” A Comic By Illustrator Kate McDonough

November 10, 2016 by

Kate McDonough is an illustrator and writer currently living in Iowa. She creates a series of comics called "Pretty, Pretty Ugly" that focus on living with anxiety and trying to see the humor in awkward moments. From a young age Kate has always known that she didn’t want children, and like so many of us who have made this choice ... [Read More]

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10-Year-Old Twins Deliver Brilliant 6 Point Argument To Dad For Getting Their Ears Pierced

November 10, 2016 by

Meet twin sisters Eva and Ami. In prep for their 10th birthday, which is today, they mapped out a strategy to score the biggest wish on their list... getting their ears pierced. So they wrote a note to their dad explaining, in 6 specific points, why this is what they want. Using a compelling combination of facts, good manners, ... [Read More]

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Artist Building A Parthenon Of Banned Books As Monument To Intellectual Freedom

November 7, 2016 by

Marta Minijín, a conceptual artist from Argentina, is building a Parthenon of Books. The monument, which will include more than 100,000 banned books, will be a “symbol of resistance to any banning of writings and the persecution of their authors.” The building will be erected in Kassel, ... [Read More]

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Gillian Anderson Wrote A Manifesto For Women Of All Ages And “WE” Are Excited About It

November 7, 2016 by

“Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…" This, the stuff ... [Read More]

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Meet Ching Shih: Ordinary Woman, Feared Pirate, Floating Criminal Empire Mastermind

November 4, 2016 by

"Her remarkable story is a reminder that regardless of the limitations placed on them, women can be anything that men can be: brilliant and brutal, courageous and cruel, powerful and dreadful." In this latest episode from the oh so WYSKy video series – Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History – from Anita Sarkeesian’s ... [Read More]

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Book Buzz: “Not Just Jane” Rediscovers Seven Amazing Women Writers Who Transformed British Literature

November 4, 2016 by

While many of us are familiar with British literature’s leading ladies Jane Austen and the Brontës, they weren’t the only writing women of their day. In her new book Not Just Jane, author Shelley DeWees introduces us to seven “long-forgotten” women ... [Read More]

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This Extraordinary 15-Year-Old Is Already Training To Be The First Human On Mars

November 4, 2016 by

"I do everything that every other normal kid does, except on the side I’m training to become an astronaut and go to Mars." Meet 15-year-old Alyssa Carson who, from age 3, has had her sights set on becoming the first human on the Red Planet as part of NASA’s mission for 2033. Since, she’s been doing everything she mentally and physically can to go on the greatest space adventure ... [Read More]

Just Released… See Wonder Woman In Action In Latest Film Trailer

Just Released… See Wonder Woman In Action In Latest Film Trailer

November 3, 2016 by

"It is our sacred duty to defend the world, and it’s what I’m going to do.” – Wonder Woman Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment just released the latest trailer for the Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman film… and it gave us chills! Unlike the first trailer we shared in July, which was a little too Chris Pine-y, this one puts the focus on Diana, showcasing her badassery ... [Read More]

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