Watch: 1977 TV Commercial For Wonder Woman Action Figures

June 23, 2017 by

In 1977, Mego, a toy company that was then famous for producing licensed action figs, released its first round of Wonder Woman dolls based on the iconic TV series (1975-1979) starring Lynda Carter. They included Wonder Woman - with her superheroic costume painted on (literally) and a separate, changeable Diana Prince ... [Read More]

Designer Creates Wearable Cityscapes With 3D Modeled Rings

June 19, 2017 by

Jewelry designer and goldsmith Ola Shekhtman learned her craft as a student living in St. Petersburg, Russia. Then, after relocating to the U.S. and completing a 3D modeling course in New York City, she added another skill to her arsenal, which inspired her to combine her love of travel and architecture with her designs. The result... an awesome collection of 3D ... [Read More]

Tampon Talk: 5 UK Students Campaign To Get Free Sanitary Products in Public Bathrooms

February 22, 2017 by

Meet Molly Blackwell, Kelly Thurston, Zoe Taylor, Kyle Austin, and Ida Mua, five Lancaster University (England) students behind a new campaign called Tampon Talk that aims to get free sanitary products in the public bathrooms on their campus and in the local city center. Inspired by a class assignment on social activism, ... [Read More]

Courtney Church Discovers The Formula For Nerd-Chic With Periodically Inspired Brand

February 7, 2017 by

It was a cold Rhode Island winter in 2010 that led Courtney Church to start scanning the Periodic Table of Elements. She wasn’t looking to bone up on her chem savvy; she just had the sudden urge to try to create words and phrases using the one and two-letter abbreviations of the elements’ names. Little did she ... [Read More]

Out: Sexism In Super Bowl Ads. In: Brands Supporting Pay Equality And Women in Tech

February 2, 2017 by

For the past couple of years Super Bowl ads have taken a decidedly different turn, with several brands losing the sexism that drove their earlier advertising campaigns. While there are still a handful of offenders, we are making some progress. So what can we expect to see on Sunday? ... [Read More]

Pride And Paraphernalia: An Array Of Jane Austen Inspired Goodies For Devoted Janeites

December 16, 2016 by

To commemorate what would have been her 241st birthday, we're celebrating Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817) with an assortment of not-so-sophisticated, but downright awesome goodies that pay homage to the woman considered to be one of the greatest writers in English history. ... [Read More]

Delightful Doodle Magnets Celebrate Women in Science, Music and Sport

November 1, 2016 by

Jodi Lynn, an illustrator from Detroit, MI, has been doodling ever since she could pick up a pencil, but it wasn’t until a few years ago, when she made her first shrinky dink, that she decided to share her delightful doodles with the world. And boy are we glad she did! “I did my first shrink film doodles while watching the Cosmos. ... [Read More]

20 Reasons Women Are Superior To Men… According To A 1971 Virginia Slims Ad

October 18, 2016 by

In 1971, this ad from cigarette brand Virginia Slims told women they were superior to men. That's right... superior. And how did they go about selling said superiority? With a list of 20 biological 'advantages,' which range from the obscure to the downright laughable, unless, of course, you actually believe that a lesser inclination to "defective tooth enamel" gives our ... [Read More]

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