Filmmaker Gloria Morán Wants To #ChangeTheNarrative With Powerful “Boys Will Be Boys” PSA

Filmmaker Gloria Morán Wants To Change The Narrative With Powerful “Boys Will Be Boys” PSA

January 5, 2017 by

Through her new PSA titled "Boys Will Be Boys", award-winning filmmaker Gloria Morán casts a giant spotlight on the gender roles that are often dictated at home, and the profound impact they can have on boys and girls. The powerful narrative, written with Kimberly Bautista, allows the viewer to listen in on the thoughts ... [Read More]

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Guy Makes Hilarious Video In Drugstore To Show How Products Are Marketed To Men Vs. Women

December 27, 2016 by

We all know gendered marketing is a thing; women have become accustomed to seeing items made in pink, because that’s what companies think we want. Well, brands are double dipping in the gendered marketing pool as Lucky Turner from Richmond, VA found out while walking down ... [Read More]

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All-Girls Baseball Team Takes On The Boys In National Tournament

December 23, 2016 by

WYSK friend Michele Sinisgalli-Yulo, the founder of Princess Free Zone, Inc., a brand that offers an alternative to all things princess for little girls by addressing issues of gender and gender stereotyping, sent us an awesome tweet earlier this week… ... [Read More]

Hollaback! And Comedian Rebecca B. Carton Show What Women Are Really Thinking When Told To “Smile”

Hollaback! And Comedian Rebecca B. Carton Show What Women Are Really Thinking When Told To “Smile”

December 22, 2016 by

Have you ever been walking down the street, lost in thought, when all of a sudden a man shouts out to you, “Smile”? He thinks it’s charming, or a nice thing to say, but on the contrary this type of catcalling can be disarming and ... [Read More]

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Sociologist Edits Daughter’s “What Is A Princess?” Book, Creates Awesome Feminist Narrative

December 13, 2016 by

Meet Danielle Lindemann. As a sociologist who studies gender roles, she always thought she was pretty attuned to the perils of princess culture, but she says having an almost 3-year-old daughter of her own "cranked that awareness up to a whole new level." So when her daughter received Disney’s "What Is A Princess?" ... [Read More]

Everything You Never Knew You Needed To Know About The S-Word

Cristen Conger Breaks Down The Etymology Of The Word Slut… From The Year 1386 On [Video]

December 9, 2016 by

Fueled by "boundless curiosity and rigorous research," Cristen Conger, host of Stuff Mom Never Told You, breaks down the etymology of the word slut in this fascinating (and entertaining) history lesson. Covering how its meaning has changed over the years, and why continuing to use it to describe women is turning the world into ... [Read More]

How Street Harassment Affects Women Bike Messengers

How Street Harassment Affects Women Bike Messengers

December 1, 2016 by

As we know, street harassment is a reality many women have to deal with everyday. In fact, sixty-five percent of women have reported being targeted by street harassment during their lives, and forty-one percent have been victim to physical harassment, including groping and flashing. And while some people think this type of ... [Read More]

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As Girls They Were Told They Couldn’t And Shouldn’t, As Women They Defied And Did

November 15, 2016 by

Inspired by a recent NY Times poll - "Because I was a girl, I was told..." - that asked women readers to share "their own vividly recalled gender barriers", we turned to own community to take this important discussion one step further. We asked, "How did you defy, soar, innovate, and achieve, despite being told you could not/should not do something because ... [Read More]

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