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Photo Project “Techies” Highlights The Underrepresented In Silicon Valley

April 8, 2016 by

Silicon Valley has a diversity problem. And while it's well-documented that from entry-level positions to the boardroom the tech sector is dominated by white men, there are still many others working in the ever-growing industry. ... [Read More]

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White House Aims To Close Workforce Gender Gaps By Tackling Stereotypes In Media And Toys

April 7, 2016 by

In a statement released yesterday, the White House announced plans for a day-long conference aimed specifically at "breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys so that our children can explore, learn, and dream without limits." On board to discuss the best ways to meet this critical challenge, which the White House ... [Read More]

Trishaun Coleman: The Young Woman Who Brought Us To Tears With This Performance

Trishaun Coleman: The Young Woman Who Brought Us To Tears With This Performance

April 7, 2016 by

We had the great privilege of attending opening night of the 7th annual Women in the World Summit that included a series of compelling, devastating and inspiring talks, performances and back-to-back panels of fierce women speaking out on a range of global issues they are each bravely tackling on the front lines. The final ... [Read More]

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9-Year-Old Reporter Hilde Lysiak Silences Adult Haters Of Her Work With Epic Response

April 6, 2016 by

Breaking a murder story is a really big deal for any journalist, and the experience was no different for 9-year-old Hilde Lysiak, the reporter and publisher of Orange Street News (OSN), who just added this professional first to her already long list of impressive accomplishments. But her hard work and ... [Read More]

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The Story of Menstruation… As Told And Animated By Disney In 1946

April 6, 2016 by

This may sound like a fairy tale, but believe it or not Disney was way ahead of its time when it came to talking about vaginas. In 1946, Walt Disney Productions was commissioned by the International Cello-Cotton Company (makers of Kotex products) to produce a film called The Story of Menstruation. The 10-minute animated short, which is said to have marked the very ... [Read More]

“Asking For It” Video Perfectly Illustrates What Not To Say To Victims Of Sexual Assault

Sketch Featuring Woman In A Chicken Suit Aims To Demonstrate Absurdity Of Victim Blaming

April 5, 2016 by

To demonstrate the absurdity of the irrelevant line of questioning that victims often endure when reporting a sexual assault, Put Your Pretty On (PYPO), a site that believes in using "disruptive, witty, and honest comedy" to deliver a new kind of conversation for women, just released a video titled "Asking For It" that features ... [Read More]

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Amplifying An Epidemic: Comedian Jen Kirkman Retweets Women’s Harassment Experiences

April 5, 2016 by

Most women can attest to the sad and ugly reality that street harassment is a global epidemic and everyday sexism is ubiquitous. Yet there are still some men who don’t buy that any of it is happening. Case in point, a random guy who tweeted stand-up comedian and New York Times bestselling author Jen Kirkman just to ... [Read More]

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Girlpants… Because Women Deserve REAL Pockets

April 4, 2016 by

Girlpants is one of our favorite comics (circa April 2014) by David Willis for his Dumbing of Age webcomic series about college freshmen in a co-ed dorm at Indiana University, starring a Christian homeschooled girl and her atheist best friend. Thanks for making us belly laugh David, and for giving our false-pocket plight a much needed voice and platform. Women deserve REAL pockets! ... [Read More]

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