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She Should Have Been The First Woman To Fly In Space… Meet Jerrie Cobb

March 5, 2015 by

Geraldyn "Jerrie" Cobb fell in love with flying the first time she climbed into her father’s 1936 Waco bi-wing airplane at the age of 12. From there, she went on to be a record-setting aviator and the first woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training in 1960, but wasn’t allowed to fly in space because of her gender. ... [Read More]

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The Second Wave Of The Women’s Movement – Past, Present, And Future

March 4, 2015 by

The entire Women You Should Know team offers our sincere thanks and gratitude to Sonia Pressman Fuentes for sharing her wisdom and powerful voice with us. What an incredible honor to have her, a feminist who changed America and the course of history, as a guest contributor during Women’s History Month. ... [Read More]

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Today In Women’s History: Helen Keller Meets Her Miracle Worker Anne Sullivan

March 3, 2015 by

On March 3, 1887, the lives of two extraordinary women were changed forever when Anne Sullivan, a graduate of the Perkins Institute for the Blind, arrived at the home of the Kellers to work with their blind and deaf child Helen. As soon as Anne began working with the 6-year-old, ... [Read More]

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In Black And White: Actual Employment Letter From 1939 Reveals Inequality Women Faced

March 3, 2015 by

In the late 1930s, 22-year-old Josephine Calavetta was working for Grant Photo Corporation, managing one of their many portrait photo studios in the New York City area. It was a job she landed right out of high school and she excelled at it, particularly in her role as a photographic colorist. But despite her superior talents and ... [Read More]

Watch These Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”… It’s Awesome

Watch These Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman”… It’s Awesome

February 27, 2015 by

Nickelodeon partnered with the Because of Them, We Can™ initiative to commemorate Black History Month with kids portraying distinguished African Americans and their inspiring messages. Three PSA's were created and have been running on-air and online throughout the month of February, they include ... [Read More]

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Online Petition Aims To Elevate Women’s Equality Day To A Federal Holiday

February 24, 2015 by

In a new online petition set to be delivered to the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, along with Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dick Durbin, President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, and Representative Tammy Duckworth, Women For Action makes a solid case as to why Women's Equality ... [Read More]

How The Look Of Iranian Women Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years… See It In One Minute

How The Look Of Iranian Women Has Changed Over The Last 100 Years… See It In One Minute

February 20, 2015 by

Over the last 100 years, from decade to decade, it's amazing to see how the look of Iranian women has changed. It's not at all what we expected, and proves that more modern times don't always equate to more modern traditions. Cut.com, the talented folks behind this time-lapse, their 3rd in an ongoing series about beauty, offered no ... [Read More]

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Meet Victoria Claflin Woodhull… The First Woman To Run For President Of The United States

February 16, 2015 by

Since America has still yet to elect a female President, today’s holiday is very male-centric by default, and consequently, there are no “white sales” being held in a woman’s name. So to infuse a little bit of the feminine into this Presidents Day, we've decided to tell you about a woman ... [Read More]