Truly Brave… The Mashup Of All Mashups To Raise Money For The Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Truly Brave… The Mashup Of All Mashups To Raise Money For The Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

September 25, 2014 by

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb teamed up with superstars Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper, who mashed up two of their greatest hits to create "Truly Brave," a song to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer. Hoda, a breast cancer survivor, explains her inspiration for wanting to make this powerful anthem for these ... [Read More]

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New Study Reveals: Women And Girls Are Grossly Un-“Scene” In Film

September 24, 2014 by

On Monday, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation presented the first-ever global study on female characters in popular films. What it reveals is a deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping of women and girls by the international film industry. So despite females comprising more than 50% of ... [Read More]

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And The Grand Prize Winners Of The Google Science Fair 2014 Are…

September 24, 2014 by

…Sophie Healy-Thow, Emer Hickey and Ciara Judge, three 10th graders from Kinsale Community School in Ireland. The trio won the global online science competition for a project that examined the use of natural bacteria to increase crop output in an effort to combat world hunger, and to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture ... [Read More]

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Here’s What Feminism Looks Like… According To Stock Photos

September 23, 2014 by

Like most digital media outlets and editorial sites, WYSK often relies on stock photos from 3rd party suppliers to illustrate the visual messages of some of our posts and articles. Here's how it works... you plug in a keyword(s) and the stock photo company spits back pages and pages of images that match your search, which you can then license for use. ... [Read More]

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!

September 23, 2014 by

Imagine what our country would be like if every single American woman was registered to vote, and voted. Yeah, that would be pretty terrific. But in fact, in 2012, only 64% of U.S. female citizens reported being registered to vote. Voting was an ugly battle for our foremothers who fought long and hard to secure this sacred and undeniable right. It's the simple act of ... [Read More]

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The Unretouched Butts Project

September 22, 2014 by

We thought this was the moment of the woman, but apparently it’s BUTTS that are having a moment all of their very own. It is, really, even Vogue says so, calling it the "official era of the big booty." As if the overexposure seen at last month’s VMA’s and the Nicki Minaj Anaconda video weren’t enough, Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea have released Booty, a new song and video in which for four minutes the ... [Read More]

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The Violence Against Women Act Turns 20. Here’s Where We Stand Today.

September 22, 2014 by

If recent headlines haven't been enough, this new video, It's dangerous to be a woman in America, created by director Joe Posner for Vox,  is a powerful reminder of the rates of violent crimes against women. “The Violence Against Women Act – a law attempting to reduce intimate partner violence both through judicial ... [Read More]

White House Launches “It’s On Us,” A Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

White House Launches “It’s On Us,” A Public Awareness Campaign to Help Prevent Campus Sexual Assault

September 19, 2014 by

This morning, President Obama and Vice President Biden kicked off the campaign It’s On Us, a public awareness campaign to help prevent campus sexual assault. The initiative seeks to engage college students nationwide with the message that it’s everyone’s responsibility to create ... [Read More]