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Meet Legendary Session Musician Carol Kaye “The First Lady Of Bass”

August 12, 2015 by

Meet Carol Kaye, the “First Lady of Bass” and one of the most prolific bass guitarists of all time. You may not recognize her name, but you have definitely heard her play. Born in Everett, Washington to musician parents, Carol, now 80, has played guitar professionally since 1949. Starting her career ... [Read More]

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Judy Blume Hates That Feminist Has Become A Dirty Word

August 11, 2015 by

Earlier this summer, our co-founder Cynthia Hornig had the great pleasure of attending a talk at the 92nd Street Y with beloved author Judy Blume about her new book In the Unlikely Event. As if she wasn’t enough, the talk was moderated by one ... [Read More]

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Soon-To-Be Released Collection Of Monster Themed LEGO Minifigures Includes Some Spooktacular Ladies

August 11, 2015 by

Calling all imaginative brick builders who have a taste for the macabre and get a thrill from ghastly ghouls. This September, just in time for Halloween, LEGO is releasing its newest line of Collectible Minifigures. They are monster themed and include some seriously ... [Read More]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 22 Years As A Justice And Still As Supreme As Ever

August 10, 2015 by

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered a legal world where the best jobs were off-limits to women and emerged as a Supreme Court Justice." - Columbia Law School 22 years ago today, on August 10, 1993, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton, RBG was sworn in as the second woman and the 107th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The now "Notorious," 82-year-old ... [Read More]

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Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories

August 10, 2015 by

About a year ago we featured the ground-breaking project Bare Reality on Women You Should Know. Created by photographer Laura Dodsworth, Bare Reality featured 100 women bravely sharing un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts, alongside personal stories about their breasts and their lives. The project received a lot of attention for presenting breasts in a refreshing way. ... [Read More]

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How To Make S’mores With A Hair Dryer… And Meet The Woman Who Pioneered Hair Dryer Cookery

August 10, 2015 by

Circa 1978, Marcella Hazan, a WYSKy, gastronomic guru who is considered to be the patron saint of Italian cooking in America, pioneered a crazy culinary technique in her classic recipe for roast duck. To achieve THE PERFECT skin that's "succulent" and "deliciously crisp," but not oily, she used… a HAIR DRYER! ... [Read More]

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Target To Phase Out Gender-Based Signage In Toy, Home, Entertainment Aisles

August 7, 2015 by

A new gender-neutral day is dawning in the aisles of one of the biggest, big-box retailers. Today, on the company's corporate site, Target announced that it is doing away with gender-based signage and product references in a number of aisles across the store, including Toy, Home, and Entertainment. This is ... [Read More]

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155 Of The Most Influential Women Who Shaped American History All On One Chart

August 7, 2015 by

We pretty much love anything that highlights women’s contributions, particularly when it includes women in history, who overcame overwhelming obstacles to only have their hard-earned achievements often marginalized or erased altogether. So when a WYSK reader sent us this impressive ... [Read More]