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After Receiving Hate Comments, Artist Ayqa Khan Took To Tumblr “To Talk About Body Hair”

January 20, 2016 by

Ayqa Khan, a 20-year-old, Brooklyn-based digital illustrator and photographer, was featured on BuzzFeed yesterday for a series of illustrations she’s created that center on "societal pressure for women to remove body hair." According to what she shared on her Tumblr, she got “a lot of hate comments” on that article. In ... [Read More]

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Report Says 10% Of Recent U.S. College Grads Think Judge Judy Is A Supreme Court Justice

January 20, 2016 by

Though she might wear a similar lace jabot to Ruth Bader Ginsberg (a.k.a. The Notorious RBG), Judge Judith Sheindlin (a.k.a. TV’s Judge Judy), is not a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. But a new report released by a higher education advocacy group revealed, among other stats, that nearly 10% of college grads surveyed ... [Read More]

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Karyn Tripp Creates Awesome Periodic Table Battleship Game To Introduce Her Kids To Chemistry

January 19, 2016 by

Karyn Tripp is a homeschool mom of 4 kids and the founder of Teach Beside Me, a blog focused on educating young children. As a former teacher, Karyn has developed a knack for coming up with some very clever, imaginative ... [Read More]

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The Science Of Internet Trolls

January 19, 2016 by

"Trolls not only comment more but receive more replies than the average user suggesting they are quite successful at luring others in." Even in the supportive, celebratory, kickass world of Women You Should Know, where productive, respectful and engaging discussions reign supreme, we are sadly not impervious to these social media-bred, pot-stirring, calculated contrarians, who get their kicks ... [Read More]

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3D Modeled Rings Celebrate World’s Favorite Cityscapes

January 19, 2016 by

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Ola Shekhtman learned her craft as a student living in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Siberian native, who has lived all over the globe, combines her love of travel with her incredible talent in these delightful, 3D modeled Cityscape rings. After six years in St. Petersburg, Ola moved to Israel, and 2 years ago relocated to the U.S. ... [Read More]

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Extreme Athlete Roberta Mancino Flies Through The Panama City Skyline In Style

January 18, 2016 by

Being fearless can mean a lot of things to different people. For Italian model turned professional extreme athlete Roberta Mancino, it means jumping out of airplanes, BASE jumping, and other adrenaline-charged adventures that most of us wouldn’t dare to take. Roberta started skydiving in 2001 after seeing the ... [Read More]

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Whitney Way Thore Just Wanted To Buy Gum, But He Wanted Her To Smile First… Social Media Reacts To Her Story

January 18, 2016 by

This past Saturday, Whitney Way Thore, a body-positive activist, author, founder of No Body Shame, and star of My Big Fat Fab Life on TLC, took to her Facebook page to write about an exchange she'd just had with a store clerk... "not ... [Read More]

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The Women in Science Reading List: The 20 Best Books To Read and Own

January 16, 2016 by

Dale DeBakcsy is a math and science teacher, dad of two daughters, and the man behind the outrageously entertaining series of comics The Illustrated Women In Science. Dale started building up a collection of female scientist biographies to fill a void in the school curriculum, where he had virtually no sources for the lives of female ... [Read More]