Watch: 1977 TV Commercial For Wonder Woman Action Figures

June 23, 2017 by

In 1977, Mego, a toy company that was then famous for producing licensed action figs, released its first round of Wonder Woman dolls based on the iconic TV series (1975-1979) starring Lynda Carter. They included Wonder Woman - with her superheroic costume painted on (literally) and a separate, changeable Diana Prince ... [Read More]

Title IX Passed 45 Years Ago Today, Marking Legislation Milestone For Women And Girls

June 23, 2017 by

Forty-five years ago today, on June 23, 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was signed by President Richard Nixon, guaranteeing equal access and equal opportunity for girls and boys, women and men in almost all aspects of our educational systems. It is considered one of the most ... [Read More]

“My Hero, Sonia Warshawski”… The Heartfelt Essay That Won This 5th Grader An Award

June 22, 2017 by

When Olivia Tavernaro was in the 5th grade, she was asked to write an essay about her personal hero. She chose a local Kansas City woman she knew whose life has been nothing short of triumphant, against the most unthinkable circumstances and the greatest odds. Olivia recited her essay dressed as her hero, ... [Read More]

The Mythology Behind Wonder Woman’s Bracelets

June 14, 2017 by

In Wonder Woman, shortly after our super heroine, the amazing Gal Gadot, rescues Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), the first man she has ever met in her life, she gets a glimpse of his World War I style wristwatch. When he explains, “It tells the time. It tells you when to sleep, to eat…” She replies, “You let that tiny thing tell you what to do?” No wonder she is bewildered by the little timepiece’s supposed ... [Read More]

ALTHEA: A Powerful Documentary About Trailblazing Tennis Champ Althea Gibson (Trailer)

June 9, 2017 by

Thanks to our friends at the Women Sports Film Festival, an empowering celebration of female athletes and the filmmakers who tell their inspiring stories on the big screen, we just came across ALTHEA, a powerful documentary about an uncompromising trailblazer who, against all odds, emerged as the queen of the highly segregated ... [Read More]

The Complicated Legacy Of Famed Anthropologist Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

June 7, 2017 by

There is hardly a name in science more encrusted with bad faith generalizations and well-meaning but ahistorical hagiography than that of anthropologist Margaret Mead. In her time, she was to anthropology what Carl Sagan was to astronomy – a brilliant and irreverent popularizer who inspired a new generation of scientists even as she ... [Read More]

College Sophomore Pens Emotional “Thank You” To The Holocaust Survivor Who Inspired Her To Launch Youth-Run Nonprofit

June 7, 2017 by

Five years ago, when Caroline Kennedy was in the 8th grade, a guest speaker visited her Kansas City area school to share her extraordinary story. She could have never predicted the big impact this woman would have on ... [Read More]

Today Is National Doughnut Day… Meet The Women Integral To Its History

June 2, 2017 by

Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]