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Feminist Disney Image Collection

June 17, 2014 by

We recently stumbled on the Feminist Disney tumblr page and found the author’s great, growing collection of classic Disney scenes that have been re-captioned with a feminist twist. The creative feminist behind the image collection says, “I didn’t start up this blog intending to be 'Feminist Disney' but these images are what started me moving in that direction, and there is definitely a progression from ... [Read More]

This Is Why Girls Need #TruthInAds

This Is Why Girls Need #TruthInAds

June 16, 2014 by

In April we introduced you to the #TruthInAds campaign and petition to the Federal Trade Commission to end deceptive photoshopping of bodies in ads. Last Wednesday, Seth Matlins, who is leading the campaign, presented Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) with the petition, which to date, has received more than 30,000 signatures and still counting. ... [Read More]

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Women In Space: Honoring Historic Female Firsts

June 16, 2014 by

Today in 1963, at the age of 26, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to launch into space, blazing a trail for the many female space explorers who would follow. It was 20 years after Tereshkova's launch that Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, and since that time, more than 40 women have flown to orbit as NASA astronauts. Among the milestone achievements and ... [Read More]

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Heartwarming Photos Of Men As They Become New Dads

June 13, 2014 by

With Father’s Day just around the corner, these images of new dads, before, during and after the births of their children, are especially poignant. Photographer Dave Young spent several days in April at two London hospitals to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moments. “For nine months it’s been all about mother and baby. Then the baby is born, and it’s all about mother and baby, ... [Read More]

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Barack Obama Inadvertently Launched Her Brand, Then She Grew It Into A Sock Empire

June 13, 2014 by

In the spring of 2008, when the United States’ Presidential campaigns were in full swing and political merchandise was hot, Erica Easley, a stylish woman known for wearing shorts and knee socks, had a random idea that turned into a flash of inspiration. She wanted Obama knee socks. But no one made them, so she did ... [Read More]

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Childfree By Choice

June 12, 2014 by

By Cynthia Hornig - It started after college. I was dating a man who wanted to know what our future was. He wanted a future with me, but I knew he wanted children, and I didn't. We were young, so it didn't matter at the time, but I knew the topic would resurface again, and it did. He said he never met a woman who didn't want children and he couldn't really understand my choice. I was atypical, I knew it and ... [Read More]

New Verizon Ad Spot Asks, “Isn’t It Time We Told Her She’s Pretty Brilliant, Too?”

New Verizon Ad Spot Asks, “Isn’t It Time We Told Her She’s Pretty Brilliant, Too?”

June 12, 2014 by

Born out of Verizon’s work to encourage children to become interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), this new ad spot does a really good job of showing us how the language we use when we speak to girls, in particular, can impact the choices they make. You see a young girl engaging in all types of adventures at different stages in her life ... [Read More]

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How Nature Gets Pink Right. How Humans (Some) Get Pink Wrong.

June 12, 2014 by

A June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw's Infants' Department said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Pink didn’t become a delicate, “girly” color until the 1940s when ... [Read More]