Tracey Ullman Sketch Illustrates Absurdity Of Victim Blaming

March 14, 2017 by

In the latest episode of her comedy sketch show, Tracey Ullman brilliantly demonstrates the absurdity of the line of questioning that many victims often endure when reporting a sexual assault. “You look quite provocatively wealthy. ... Just a bit of an invitation, isn’t it? Like you’re advertising it,” Ullman says to the victim. ... [Read More]

What We Tell Our Daughters About Body Hair

March 13, 2017 by

By Lauren Apfel - I learned to deal with unwanted body hair at my mother’s knee. I am dark and she is dark and this was part of my education in being a girl. I would sit on a low stool in her bathroom, which was big and blue-tiled, and watch as she depilated in one way or another. I was acquainted with the tools of the trade early—bleach for the face and arms, tweezers for the eyebrows, ... [Read More]

When I Play: The Powerful espnW Video That Every Woman And Every Girl Should Watch Now

March 1, 2017 by

click image to play video To kick off Women's History Month in a most powerful and visually dynamic way, espnW released "When I Play", this women-created and produced short film (2-minutes) that gives voice to every woman and girl who sees their movement as a movement. After you watch, read the script of the film's voice-over below ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

Watch: Kay Hodges, Age 97, New Jersey’s Oldest Licensed Registered Nurse, On Doing What She Loves… Working

February 7, 2017 by

Meet Kathryn "Kay" Hodges. At 97 years young she is a Public Health Nurse for the borough of Emerson in New Jersey (has been since 1967) and the state’s oldest licensed registered nurse. Armed with three quarters of a century’s worth of experience and knowledge, Kay, who finished nursing school in 1941, still spends her days ... [Read More]

On Her 100th Birthday, Grandma Eileen Wants Everyone To Know How To Talk To “Old People”

January 10, 2017 by

click on image to play video Last year, on her 99th birthday, we introduced you to an infinitely wise, witty and inspiring woman who stole our hearts and made us cry with laughter. Born January 10 in 1917, Grandma Eileen (as she’s affectionately known by all) has lived through every world event and history making moment ... [Read More]

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]

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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