SLUT, DAME, BROADS, MRS.
Ever wonder how and why these words came to describe, label or brand women?
We turned to one of our favorite brain feeding sites, Today I Found Out, to learn more about their respective etymologies, and how these words have changed in meaning over the years. ... [Read More]
In May 2015, Malala Yousafzai worked with the Global Campaign for Education to draft the Incheon Declaration, seeking a commitment from world leaders to ensure that by 2030, ALL children can go to school for at least 12 years without having to pay school fees.
Earlier this summer, to celebrate her 18th birthday, the Nobel Laureate ... [Read More]
Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Oscar nominee and Grammy Award winning songwriter Diane Warren, and six-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga have teamed up to release 'Til It Happens To You, a campus sexual assault public service announcement tied to the ... [Read More]
By Kaylee Kimbrough - On Tuesday news broke of Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old high school freshman who was arrested Monday because a clock he built and brought to school "resembled a bomb." Mohamed, a robotics enthusiast and young inventor, brought the clock he built over the weekend to MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas Monday ... [Read More]
Fifty years ago, Valentina Terechkova became the first woman cosmonaut and is still the only woman to have performed a solo journey into space, but despite the strides women have made in the field since, they are still fairly under-represented.
Motivated by the idea that exploring our vast universe should be an equal opportunity for all, ... [Read More]
In 2011, Kaycie D. was working on her BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art. For her thesis she designed “Elements-Experiments in Character Design,” which centered on her creating a character and factoid for each element of the periodic table. In a word, they are... awesome! ... [Read More]
On October 9, 2012, a single gunman boarded a school bus in Pakistan and asked, “Who is Malala?” before shooting 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai in the head at point blank range. Now, almost three years later, the school girl turned brave crusader, girls’ education activist, author, and the youngest ever Noble Peace Prize ... [Read More]
We pretty much love anything that highlights women’s contributions, particularly when it includes women in history, who overcame overwhelming obstacles to only have their hard-earned achievements often marginalized or erased altogether. So when a WYSK reader sent us this impressive ... [Read More]