Student In Warsaw Lauds Abortion Ban Protest As End Of Poland’s ‘Era Of Quiet Women’

October 7, 2016 by

By Maya Cygańska - We were quiet. We were patient. We weren’t demanding or in the way, we were minding our own business, obviously less important than men’s. Every now and then we would catch a glimpse of bold headlines screaming about yet another woman who lost her physical or mental health, sometimes even life, ... [Read More]


#FightPinkTax: Women Pay Almost $2,000 Per Year More Than Men Pay For Comparable Services And Products

October 7, 2016 by

"We fight tirelessly to close the wage gap, but what about the price gap?" This is the question our friends over at GIRLTALK HQ have taken on in their new campaign for price parity and to get the Pink Tax banned in Canada. According to a recent study conducted by Toronto-based ParseHub, ... [Read More]

Domestic violence victim, a young woman being hurt

Philanthropy Isn’t Always Sexy: Why Domestic Violence Organizations Deserve Your Support Anyway

October 4, 2016 by

By Lori Day - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we need to discuss some numbers. From September 11, 2001  to June 6, 2012, more American women were killed by intimate partners than all of the victims of 9/11 plus all of the American military fatalities due to the ensuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ... [Read More]


Blogs Not Bombs: Afghan Writers Fighting Misogyny With Their Stories

October 3, 2016 by

By Lydia Solodiuk Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor. In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]


#DefendHer Campaign: Celebrating Courageous Women Activists Defending Human Rights

September 28, 2016 by

Visual artist Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher is proud to call herself a feminist. In fact, it’s the driving force behind most of her work. In her latest project the artist has partnered with Global Fund for Women, JASS, and MADRE to illustrate 14 “DefendHers” – human rights defenders ... [Read More]


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]


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]