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The Feminist Conundrum… Critical Thinking Vs. Over Thinking

November 21, 2014 by

"Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However, this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly I just over think everything." ... [Read More]

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The Red Lips Project: She Captures Their Power In Photos, They Express It In Words

November 20, 2014 by

“Women are intrinsically powerful. But I realized that many of the women in my life don’t always have a space to express their power. I wanted to create a project to change this and give them that space.” This is what inspired photographer and college student Aditi Kulkarni to launch The Red Lips Project, a tumblr page packed ... [Read More]

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5 Girl Dominated Comics For The Young, The Not-So-Young, And The Brave Of Heart

November 20, 2014 by

By Mary Rockcastle - When I stomp into my local comic store in my two-inch heels every Wednesday morning after my first class, the employees at the Forbidden Planet in Union Square know what to expect from me. My interests lie almost exclusively in female produced or girl-centric comics. ... [Read More]

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Welcome to the Museum of Selfies

November 7, 2014 by

The Museum of Selfies project was started by Danish art director Olivia Muus when she recently visited the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen. “I took a picture for fun and liked how this simple thing could change their character and give their facial expression a whole new meaning. It's interesting how we get a whole new perception of people, ... [Read More]

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Hey Smart Girls… This Encouraging Jenipher Lyn Doodle Is Made For You

November 6, 2014 by

WYSK Jenipher Lyn is a vivacious and bubbly artist who specializes in whimsical, punny illustrations blended with happy, hopeful words of wisdom. Her latest confidence boosting, smart girls themed doodle, which is being released exclusively on Women You Should Know today, is an extension of the 30-year-old's positivity fueled mission to uplift girls and young women ... [Read More]

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Female Force Activists: A Graphic Novel With Some Real Life Superheroes

November 4, 2014 by

The writers and artists at Bluewater Productions, the creators of the wildly popular, biographical comic book series Female Force are at it again. In their most recent release, Female Force Activists, they have collected the stories of four women whose activism has led to making the world a better place. No capes required. ... [Read More]

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Danielle Delph Photoshopped Herself Into Her Mother’s Childhood Pics, With Delightful Results

November 4, 2014 by

Danielle Delph had an idea to reframe her past. Using her stellar skills as an art director, Danielle recreated old family photos, merging images of herself at different stages of her life, with those of her mother. The result? A friendship that defies the rules of space and time. ... [Read More]

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22 Year Old Artist Challenges Egypt’s Beauty Standard With Revealing Portraits Of Full-Figured Women

November 3, 2014 by

“Elephant!” “Pickle Barrel!” “Cow!” These are just a few of the verbal barbs Bassant El Qassem has witnessed men call out at women on the streets of her native Cairo. A self-described “normal size” woman, she was even called "fat" by some random guy. ... [Read More]