Forty-two years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]
This past April, a new ad campaign promoting breast augmentation was plastered in New York City subway stations and train cars. There was a big to do over the ads, and even Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Governor, made a statement about the campaign’s “inappropriateness”, calling on the MTA to review its advertising policies. ... [Read More]
Last August, just before her wedding, Valerie Brosdal, 53, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Having always lived a healthy lifestyle and not smoking a day in her life, it was a diagnosis that shook her and her soon-to-be husband Ralph Kapostins’ world.
During the months following her diagnosis, ... [Read More]
This Woman You Should Know is so many things... a seasoned veteran of home repair and improvement, the former host of Discovery Home Channel’s series "Toolbelt Diva" and a show on Sirius Satellite Radio by the same name, an acclaimed author, a proud aunt, a mom to rescue kitty Dexter, an accomplished cook, ... [Read More]
In a hilarious piece on The Toast, writer Jen Cordery crafted her version of what someone might find in the Victoria’s Secret Employee Handbook based, seemingly, on what the average woman is confronted with when she walks into any one of these stores. Jen’s brilliant quips had us laughing uncontrollably, yet utterly terrified since her creative ... [Read More]
We recently stumbled upon this awesome Pizza Rolls Not Gender Roles cross-stitch, which had us rolling on the floor! It also sent us on a hunt to see what other feminist inspired needlework we could find. Based on what we did find, it seems as though subversive feminist embroidery is a thing. And we're LOVING it!
Here are a few of our favorites: ... [Read More]
We did not think it would be possible to make a better first period ad than last summer’s "Camp Gyno," but Hello Flo has just outdone itself with its new "First Moon Party" spot. This is menarche marketing at its finest.
Here's the set-up: A tween desperate to become a member of the exclusive "Cherry Slush Club," ... [Read More]
"At its core, the fashion world is rotten, it’s sad, and it’s lonely, which is also the formula for great comedy." - Angela Dee
Saffron, a masochistic, people-pleasing Brit, desperate for a job and a new life, lands a position at Jolie Laide, an absurdly toxic, high-end clothing boutique in ... [Read More]