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43 Years Ago Today: Billie Jean King Defeated Bobby Riggs In Battle Of The Sexes

September 20, 2016 by

Forty-three years ago today, on September 20, 1973, tennis champion Billie Jean King (age 29 then) defeated self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby "No-Broad-Can-Beat-Me" Riggs in the "Battle Of The Sexes” tennis match. More than 50 million Americans tuned in to watch, making it the most viewed U.S. tennis match of all time. ... [Read More]

Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

Bad Romance – Women’s Suffrage… A Lady Gaga Alice Paul Music Video Mashup

August 18, 2016 by

96 years ago today, on August 18, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. Six days later, on August 26, it was formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution, giving American women the right to vote after a seventy-two year battle. The driving force and lead strategist behind the influential 1910s suffrage campaigns that brought ... [Read More]

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Combining Breastfeeding With Snark Makes For One “Very Crafty” 6 Panel Comic

July 26, 2016 by

An oldie, but a great-ie, you should know 'Very Crafty,' this 6 panel comic by writer and artist Heather Cushman-Dowdee, the creator of Hathor the Cowgoddess and Mama Is, comics about breastfeeding, homebirthing, attachment parenting and motherhood. "The combination of breastfeeding, snarky response, and craft" inspired a whole lot of people (including us) ... [Read More]

We Just Can’t Get Enough Of This Schoolhouse Rock Sufferin’ ‘Til Suffrage Video

Sufferin’ ‘Til Suffrage: 40 Years Later, Still One Of The Grooviest Women’s History Lessons

July 13, 2016 by

This Wednesday is taking us Way Back to our childhoods. If you were a kid in the '70s or '80s you probably learned about conjunctions, the Constitution, and even how a bill becomes a law from the animated educational TV series Schoolhouse Rock. But one of our favorite episodes was Sufferin' 'Til Suffrage, which ... [Read More]

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What Attending The United State Of Women Summit Meant To This 12-Year-Old Aspiring Astronaut

July 11, 2016 by

On June 1st, we proudly profiled 12-year-old Taylor Richardson, an aspiring astronaut from Jacksonville, Florida who is on a determined mission to be the first African American woman to travel to Mars. Two weeks later, the 6th grade honors student, triathlete, Girl Scout, literacy advocate, anti-bullying crusader, and changemaker ... [Read More]

Remake Of Spice Girls’ 1996 ‘Wannabe’ Video Puts Focus On Equality For Girls And Women

Remake Of Spice Girls’ 1996 ‘Wannabe’ Video Puts Focus On Equality For Girls And Women

July 5, 2016 by

In July 1996, 5 women - Melanie Brown ("Scary"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty"), Emma Bunton ("Baby"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger"), and Victoria Adams ("Posh"), a.k.a. the Spice Girls - unleashed their unique brand of "girl power" into the world with the release of their first single 'Wannabe'. Now 20 years later, the video for ... [Read More]

The United State of Women Summit To Achieve Gender Equality

The United State of Women Summit To Achieve Gender Equality

June 7, 2016 by

On June 14th, the White House Council on Women and Girls, together with the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation, is convening the first United State of Women Summit, “a large-scale effort to rally together advocates of gender equality to highlight what we’ve achieved, ... [Read More]

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Meghan, Jennifer, Hillary, Patricia, Gloria… 5 Powerhouse Women, 1 Empowered Music Video

June 6, 2016 by

"We have a big, big problem ladies…" Through the video for her latest single, "Ain’t Your Mama" written by Meghan Trainor, the multi-talented Jennifer Lopez notes she’s "saying something with her music in a fun way." It’s an empowerment message delivered through a visual showcase of women’s equality struggles through ... [Read More]

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