“Change Me… I’m Full!” Newfangled Tampon Alerts You Before Your Flow Runneth Over

May 18, 2016 by

Gadgets, gizmos, and apps are making it so we really don't have to think about much any more. We've now got endless options of device-based notifications that will alert us to do or remember just about anything. During a group project in her masters-level engineering classes at UC Berkeley, Amanda Brief decided to apply this ... [Read More]

The Blame Game: Villages In India Banning Mobile Phones For Unmarried Women And Girls

February 23, 2016 by

Less than 8 months after the launch of Digital India, a massive "mobile connectivity" project spearheaded by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to "empower the people of the country digitally," several villages in India are now banning mobile phones for unmarried women and girls. Their varied reasons ... [Read More]

Monica Lewinsky Launches #BeStrong Emojis For World Safer Internet Day

February 9, 2016 by

One of the largest global surveys of its kind, spanning 11 countries and almost 5,000 teens, reveals that one in five teens are cyberbullied, a fifth of whom felt suicidal. On this World Safer Internet Day Monica Lewinsky has joined forces with British carrier Vodafone to launch #BeStrong, an emoji keyboard app to help fight cyberbullying. ... [Read More]

Learn An Hour Of Code From The Women of Star Wars

November 12, 2015 by

Want to learn to code from Princess Leia, C-3PO and R2-D2 as well as Rey and BB-8 ? Code.org has you covered! The nonprofit, dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color, has unveiled its third-annual Hour of Code campaign, and it’s out of this world! Thanks to a partnership with ... [Read More]

The BUY UP Index App Identifies Companies That Are Committed to Gender Equality

July 6, 2015 by

Often we know which companies are not supportive of women’s issues (Hobby Lobby), but how do we find out about the ones who are? Well, there’s now an app for that, and it’s called the BUY UP Index. Founded by entrepreneurs and activists Amy Willard-Cross and Andrea Rudert, the BUY ... [Read More]

Giving Proper Credit To The Woman Behind The Stunning iPhone Image You’ve Probably Seen In Your Facebook Feed

June 18, 2015 by

This image has been flying all over the internet, and has been met with countless shares, cheers, "oohs" and "aahs". But in true social media form, the person most deserving of an invite to the viral party was left high and dry. So allow us to introduce you to Kelly Tan, the talented photographer and digital artist behind this stunning piece of art that she created with her iPhone. ... [Read More]

Want To Map The Exact Spots Where Women Made History… There’s An App For That

March 19, 2015 by

Spark, an awesome, girl-fueled feminist movement, is bringing women’s history into the digital age with Women On The Map, a newly launched, super cool, specialty app that will alert Android and iOS users whenever they’re near a place where a woman made history. Is this WYSKy or what? We could not love this more! You don’t have to think too hard or gaze too ... [Read More]

Exclusive Interview With Alanah Pearce, Gaming Journalist Turned Internet Troll Slayer

December 1, 2014 by

Over the weekend we posted a story on Facebook about Alanah Pearce, a 21-year-old video game journalist in Brisbane, Australia, who received vile rape threats from online trolls, and brilliantly responded by telling the teenage abusers’ mothers what their kids have been up to. ... [Read More]