Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Rose Knox. Born today, November 18, in 1857, this WYSK is the woman you should be thanking when you whip out that Knox Gelatine packet to make your favorite Thanksgiving cranberry mold next week. Considered one of America's leading businesswomen, Rose co-founded Knox Gelatine in the late 1800s and revolutionized ... [Read More]
"In an era of universal polemics and political unrest - with no thought of glory, with no fanfare or public notice - 265,000 women volunteered to go where they were needed, to do what was needed. The era was known as Vietnam, and these young women, most in their 20s, risked their lives to care for our country's wounded and ... [Read More]
Punk has a special place in my heart; I grew up listening to the likes of the Clash, and as I started learning to play guitar and bass, the distorted, smart commentary of these bands especially spoke to me. But the more I listened to these rock greats, the more I realized women in the field, particularly as musicians and writers, were anomalies. ... [Read More]
On November 5, 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress, representing New York's 12th District. She went on to serve seven terms.
In 1969, Chisholm became one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus and went on to become ... [Read More]
As we head into Halloween Eve, we thought you should know the real story behind witches, their hats and why they're said to ride on brooms, condensed down to 3 minutes. Oh... and there's not a "sexy" witch in the bunch, unless you count our poster girl above. ... [Read More]
Edith Head was a celebrated Hollywood costume designer. Her 35 Oscar nominations and 8 wins make her not only the most honored costume designer but the most honored woman in any category in Academy Award history. Today, on the 117th anniversary of her birth (October 28, 1897), we celebrate this legendary woman you should know. ... [Read More]
Dear Kate, the leak-free underwear line formerly known as Sexy Period started by chemical engineer Julie Sygiel, has just launched a limited edition collection of “super undies” called The League of Ladies. Like bottoms-only Underoos for adult women, they feature the illustrated faces of four pioneering females from history ... [Read More]
Once again nothing seems to be safe from being transformed into a sexy costume this Halloween season. Last year, we introduced you to the sexy hamburger, and that was just one of hundreds of cheesy iterations of food costumes you could find in the shape of a tube dress.
This year, things have gone even further (as if that's possible) into the sexy realm, and not just for women, ... [Read More]