This week marked, the mother of modern feminism, Gloria Steinem’s 79th birthday. Regardless of what you may think of the feminist movement, the world, as we know it today wouldn’t be the same without her.
On the frontlines as a journalist, theorist, speaker and activist of issues such as abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment and labor rights, she continues to challenge and inspire us to strive ... [Read More]
March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day!
That means you can make today a special day for anything you want... be it creative, meaningful, or quirky.
We've declared ours... so what’s your holiday gonna be? ... [Read More]
We've got a spring in our steps today! Why? Because it's the official unveiling of the new WYSK site and we could not be more excited.
The first thing you'll notice is our new look. But our beauty is not just skin deep. The new design showcases all of our content in a more dynamic way, making navigation effortless and giving you more access to the inspiring stories and profiles you love to read and ... [Read More]
Have you ever been walking down the street, lost in thought, when all of a sudden someone shouts out to you, "Smile"? We're not talking about your mother or a photographer, but rather a total stranger, a man just walking by. He thinks it's charming, or a nice thing to say, but on the contrary this type of heckling can be disarming and is even considered by many as "gender based street harassment". It is ... [Read More]
This sounds like a fairy tale, but believe it or not Walt Disney was ahead of its time when it came to talking about vaginas. In 1946, Disney was commissioned by the Cello-Cotton company (who made Kotex feminine napkins) to produce a film called The Story of Menstruation, which mentioned the word vagina for the very first time on film. The 10-minute animated film was never distributed to movie theaters, but ... [Read More]
Book lovers unite! We love reading books and we know there are a lot of women out there who love to read too. So, we have started a Women You Should Know Goodreads group, a place to find and share book recommendations and reviews of books by, for or about women. Our mission is to bring our Women You Should Know readers together to find, discuss and provide one another with new and interesting books. ... [Read More]
When we saw this pillow cover from Canadian arts, craft and design company Sarah Smile we fell MADLY IN LOVE with its WYSKiness and quickly snatched one up for our office. Then we thought, "Why not get two, so we can give one away to a WYSK reader?" So we did!
Now is your chance to enter to win your very own Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History throw pillow. There is ONLY one way to enter and it COULD ... [Read More]
After our recent screening of 10x10's film Girl Rising, many of our WYSK friends asked us how they can contribute. One great and super stylish way is through The Catrinka Project, a new socially responsible accessories label founded by WYSKs Megan Reilly Cayten, Amisha Patel and Sumana Setty. The three friends decided to transform their passion for female empowerment and education into something tangible… ... [Read More]