WOMANeuvers: How Women Were Told To Workout In The 1940s

WOMANeuvers: How Women Were Told To “Battle The Bulges” In The 1940s

October 21, 2016 by

"Girls... it seems that after you've helped to win the war, you'll still have another battle on your hands, legs, and things... the battle of the bulges." Flashing back to this gem of a film clip from the 1940s, a charming time in the early days of body shaming when the promise of looking like a "sea nymph" was the pitch used to convince "girls" to do their "WOMANeuvers” on ... [Read More]


20 Reasons Women Are Superior To Men… According To A 1971 Virginia Slims Ad

October 18, 2016 by

In 1971, this ad from cigarette brand Virginia Slims told women they were superior to men. That's right... superior. And how did they go about selling said superiority? With a list of 20 biological 'advantages,' which range from the obscure to the downright laughable, unless, of course, you actually believe that a lesser inclination to "defective tooth enamel" gives our ... [Read More]


Happy Birthday Dr. Mae Jemison: Five Facts You May Not Know About The Trailblazer

October 17, 2016 by

Today we celebrate Dr. Mae Jemison on her 60th birthday! By Allison Lantero - Dr. Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on September 12, 1992. She is also a trained medical doctor, ... [Read More]


Book Series Tells The Real-Life Adventures Of Constance Kopp, One Of The First Female Deputy Sheriffs In America

October 12, 2016 by

While we know Alice Stebbins Wells was the first woman police officer with arrest powers in the U.S., Constance Kopp (yes that’s her real name) was one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs, and is the protagonist behind bestselling ... [Read More]


A Quiet Passion… Emily Dickinson Biopic Coming Soon

October 11, 2016 by

Cynthia Nixon is bringing Emily Dickinson to the big screen in A Quiet Passion, a new biopic due to hit theaters later this year. The film tells the story of the famed American poet from her early days as a young girl to her later years as a reclusive artist. The trailer shows the character interacting with her family and friends, and ends a few lines ... [Read More]

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace On Her 200th Birthday

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace

October 11, 2016 by

This delightful, entertaining and educational short animation was created in celebration of Ada Lovelace, the world’s “first computer programmer.” Told from the point of view of a girl today, the story unfolds to show how Ada’s incredible accomplishments continue to nurture and inspire a new generation of explorers and creators. “An idea doesn’t care about gender or circumstance, about time or space. ... [Read More]


Before There was Sagan: How Helen Sawyer Hogg Brought Astronomy to the People

October 10, 2016 by

By Dale DeBakcsy - Before, “The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, all there ever will be,” there was, “The stars belong to everyone,” the watch-phrase of a woman who spent three decades in energizing the wider world, through her newspaper columns and television appearances, ... [Read More]


Sam Maggs Writes 25 Trailblazing ‘Wonder Women’ Back Into History In New Book

October 6, 2016 by

In May 2015, we featured The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, the debut book turned bestseller from "writer. host. geek." Sam Maggs that offered her fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. Earlier this week, Sam unleashed more of her brilliance into the world with her second book, which tells the remarkable ... [Read More]