Margaret Sanger and the Creation of the Pill

April 26, 2017 by

In 1912, it was against the law to publish a book that contained descriptions of birth control methods. It was against the law to even expound the theoretical benefits of birth control as a general notion. It was against the law to put a contraceptive diaphragm into the hands of a desperate mother of twelve in an attempt to save her life from serial pregnancy. It was against the law to give a woman a ... [Read More]

Rachel Bloom Takes On Workplace Inequality With Original Song and Video #Ladyboss

April 22, 2017 by

Rachel Bloom, of The Golden Globe-winning series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, takes on workplace inequality in #Ladyboss, an “ode to the confusing conundrum of being both a leader and a woman at the same time.” On point, hilarious and all too real, Rachel and her back-up crew ask the tough ... [Read More]

#IlookLikeASurgeon: Women Surgeons Are Recreating New Yorker Cover, And It’s Awesome

April 14, 2017 by

The April 3, 2017 Health, Medicine, and the Body issue of the New Yorker, features an illustration by artist Malika Favre of four female members of a surgical team looking down on a patient on the operating table. The artist’s intention behind the cover was “to capture that feeling of people ... [Read More]

Powerful New Campaign #ThatsHarassment Aims To Raise Awareness Of Sexual Harassment

April 4, 2017 by

(click image to play video) That's Harassment, a new PSA video series is raising awareness about sexual harassment. The new campaign features six individual short films, which are based on several women’s real life experiences with sexual assault.  Spearheaded by actor David Schwimmer, ... [Read More]

Gender Pay Gap Video Shows What Life Is Like When Women Get 20% Less… Of Everything

April 3, 2017 by

To mark Equal Pay Day (April 4), Funny Or Die, Hulu, and LeanIn.Org collaborated on this #20PercentCounts video that shows what life is like when women get 20% less... of everything. Using humor to highlight a serious issue - women on average are paid 20% less than men, and Black and Hispanic women are ... [Read More]

Activist Mona Haydar’s Music Video ‘Hijabi’ Challenges Perceptions Surrounding Islam

April 1, 2017 by

On March 27th, poet and activist Mona Haydar released 'Hijabi', her first single and music video, in honor of Muslim Women's Day. Mona created the video to challenge perceptions surrounding Islam. In a post on Facebook she shared, “This song is from my upcoming EP titled One. ... [Read More]

Win It: Signed Copy Of ‘We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere’ by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

March 27, 2017 by

We recently scored not 1 but 2 signed copies of the just released  We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere: 9 Principles to Live By, a new book written by long-time friends, award-winning film, television, and theatre actress Gillian Anderson and award-winning journalist Jennifer Nadel. Released earlier this month on International ... [Read More]

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]

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