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For Every Crazy Cat Lady We Know & Love… You Just Got Your Own Action Figure

November 20, 2014 by

You'll find this very special breed of human everywhere... The Crazy Cat Lady. Our own co-founder Jen went from thinking "cats = pure evil" to proclaiming herself a very proud "CCL," in less than 24 hours, compliments of a furry, little girl named Peachu. So the moniker, long considered an insult, has really become a badge of honor for the cat-obsessed. And like all good heroes ... [Read More]

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The Red Lips Project: She Captures Their Power In Photos, They Express It In Words

November 20, 2014 by

“Women are intrinsically powerful. But I realized that many of the women in my life don’t always have a space to express their power. I wanted to create a project to change this and give them that space.” This is what inspired photographer and college student Aditi Kulkarni to launch The Red Lips Project, a tumblr page packed ... [Read More]

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National Organization For Women Gathers On TIME’s Doorstep To Show Magazine What A Feminist Is

November 19, 2014 by

On March 18, 1970, Gloria Steinem and a group of feminists stormed the office of the male editor of Ladies’ Home Journal and staged a sit-in, demanding that the magazine hire a female editor-in-chief. It was a defining moment for the women’s movement. Today, a new generation of feminists, led by Sonia Ossorio, President ... [Read More]

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Lady Parts Blog Exposes Absurd Sexist Casting Call Ads

November 19, 2014 by

Actress Katrina P. Day is calling “bullshit” on the character descriptions used in ads seeking actors for auditions with her new Lady Parts blog, a “kind of community service” for actresses. Katrina publishes real ads she comes across while searching for work as a way to highlight how women are viewed by the entertainment ... [Read More]

Scientist’s Priceless Reaction Over The Historic Philae Comet Landing

Scientist’s Priceless Reaction Over Philae Probe’s Historic Comet Landing

November 19, 2014 by

When Monica Grady, a leading British space scientist known for her work on meteorites, watched the robot probe Philae land on a comet last week, her reaction was priceless. Professor Grady was tasked with working on a tool of the project called Ptolemy - a shoe-box-sized gas analysis instrument. Like most of her colleagues, ... [Read More]

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Why I Lost All Faith In Humanity Today… He Spit On Me, Then His Friend Told Me To Go F*ck Myself

November 18, 2014 by

Before the clock struck 9:00 this morning, I had lost all faith in humanity compliments of back-to-back vile events. I spent the tail end of my commute seething over a message I just received... a woman we recently profiled had just found herself on the receiving end of death/rape threats, one of which detailed gang raping her children. ... [Read More]

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She Was Leaning In Back In 1908… Celebrating Gelatine Giant Rose Knox

November 18, 2014 by

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Rose Knox. Born today, November 18, in 1857, this WYSK is the woman you should be thanking when you whip out that Knox Gelatine packet to make your favorite Thanksgiving cranberry mold next week. Considered one of America's leading businesswomen, Rose co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized ... [Read More]

Teacher Inspires Her High School Students To Understand And Promote Feminism

Teacher Inspires Her High School Students To Understand And Promote Feminism

November 17, 2014 by

Ileana Jiménez, most notably known as “Feminist Teacher,” has created a course that teaches high school students about feminism. Passionate about creating inclusive schools, Ileana believes in transforming education for gender, racial, and economic justice. Now that’s a lesson plan! The feminism class titled, ... [Read More]