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Samsung Camera Phone Mode PERFECT-ly Captures Ugly Influence Of The Beauty Ideal

March 24, 2015 by

None of us are Samsung Galaxy users, so we were blissfully in the dark about the smartphone's "Beauty Face" camera mode until we read this piece by Chris Stokel-Walker for Medium. The 25-year-old writer recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Ace 4, and discovered its built-in and automatic - yes automatic - ... [Read More]

Monica Lewinsky: The Price Of Shame In A Culture Of Humiliation

Monica Lewinsky: The Price Of Shame In A Culture Of Humiliation

March 23, 2015 by

"I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and, of course, 'that woman.' I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it: it was easy to forget that 'that woman' was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken." Monica Lewinsky, a woman who found herself at the epicenter of a media maelstrom in 1998 when she was just 24-years-old, ... [Read More]

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Meet Strongwoman Brittany Diamond

March 23, 2015 by

23-year-old Bostonian Brittany Diamond loves “pink & sparkly things,” and lifting or carrying as much weight as humanly possible. Brittany is a strongwoman, and is fiercely dedicated to becoming the strongest woman in the world, and she’s well on her way. A couple of weeks ago, Brittany competed and placed seventh in the Heavyweight Division of the ... [Read More]

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It’s World Water Day: Water Is Equality

March 22, 2015 by

Today is World Water Day, a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who suffer from water related issues. That of course includes women. In developing nations the responsibility for collecting water every day falls disproportionately on women and girls. On average women in these regions spend 25 percent of their day ... [Read More]

Two Mumbai Women Rap Against Rape

Two Mumbai Women Rap Against Rape

March 20, 2015 by

Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi of Mumbai are taking a stand and expressing their frustration and anger about the treatment of women in India. In their three minute video BomBaebs' #RapAgainstRape, the women put a spotlight on issues from female feticide to politicians blaming miniskirts for violence against women, and the recent ban on the film “India’s Daughter,” ... [Read More]

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Happy Birthday Senda Berenson, The “Mother Of Women’s Basketball”

March 19, 2015 by

A perfect trifecta... it's March Madness, Women's History Month and the birthday of Senda Berenson, the "Mother of Women's Basketball." In celebration of this monumental occasion, we share her story. Senda Berenson, born today in 1868, was a pioneer of women's basketball. In 1893, as the Director of the Gymnasium and Instructor of Physical Culture at Smith College, ... [Read More]

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Want To Map The Exact Spots Where Women Made History… There’s An App For That

March 19, 2015 by

Spark, an awesome, girl-fueled feminist movement, is bringing women’s history into the digital age with Women On The Map, a newly launched, super cool, specialty app that will alert Android and iOS users whenever they’re near a place where a woman made history. Is this WYSKy or what? We could not love this more! You don’t have to think too hard or gaze too ... [Read More]

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#InMyShoes: Scientists Show Off Their Footwear On Twitter In Support Of 8-Year-Old Girl Denied Dinosaur Shoes

March 19, 2015 by

On March 3rd Jane Trow Tweeted the following to Clarks, the international shoe manufacturer and retailer, "My daughter has written you a letter about your sexist shoes. Not all girls want to be pretty princesses." She attached a copy of Sophia's letter, which the 8-year-old English girl ... [Read More]