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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]

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Artist Resurrects Xena Warrior Princess To Show Girls A Female Hero That Kicks Ass

September 19, 2014 by

From September 4, 1995 until June 18, 2001, viewers around the world were captivated by Xena: Warrior Princess, a TV series about Xena (played by Lucy Lawless), a once infamous warrior turned formidable defender of the innocent and champion of the greater good. NIA, a now 18 year old graphic designer by trade and talented ... [Read More]

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A Feminist Comic On The Double Standards Women Face

September 18, 2014 by

For Katarzyna Babis, an art student living in Lublin, Poland, feminism is about women being free to make their own choices, without societal judgments. She created this comic to show some of the criticisms and double standards that women face in their daily lives about the way they dress or the life choices that they make. ... [Read More]

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No Act Of Kindness Is Too Small

September 18, 2014 by

Some morning inspiration and a small reminder of how a simple act of kindness can go a long way. This came to us via WYSK reader Madeline… “I was standing in line at Starbucks when I turned to the pretty lady next to me and said, ‘your hair is sooo pretty.’ She said, ‘you just made me so happy, because I went through chemo and lost almost all of my hair, ... [Read More]

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Female Medical Inventor Creates Tiny Technologies To Tackle Big Health Issues; Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 17, 2014 by

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a biomedical engineer, professor at MIT, doctor, scientist, and multidimensional inventor, has been awarded the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for jaw dropping abilities that our brains cannot even begin to fathom. For one, she's applying miniaturization to ... [Read More]