Selfie Fables: What if Disney Characters Had Instagram Accounts?

That’s what artist Simona Bonafini asked herself, and what inspired this hilarious image series.


Harassing Catcalls Transformed Into Provocative Needlepoint

“The physically delicate, traditionally feminine, form of the piece engages the viewer and confronts him/ her with a sweetness that may mask its crassness and vulgarity.”


Fix-It Friday Tip: A Flexible Way To Prop Power At The Perfect Level

No more climbing up/down ladders or ducking under and around furniture when you need to swap out and plug in a different power tool or gadget mid-chore.

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Meet The 9 Women Named National Book Awards Finalists

Winners or not, we are looking forward to adding several of these books to our growing must read list.


Halle Becker

Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally


A Feminist Comic On The Double Standards Women Face

September 18, 2014 by

For Katarzyna Babis, an art student living in Lublin, Poland, feminism is about women being free to make their own choices, without societal judgments. She created this comic to show some of the criticisms and double standards that women face in their daily lives about the way they dress or the life choices that they make. ... [Read More]

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No Act Of Kindness Is Too Small

September 18, 2014 by

Some morning inspiration and a small reminder of how a simple act of kindness can go a long way. This came to us via WYSK reader Madeline… “I was standing in line at Starbucks when I turned to the pretty lady next to me and said, ‘your hair is sooo pretty.’ She said, ‘you just made me so happy, because I went through chemo and lost almost all of my hair, ... [Read More]

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Female Medical Inventor Creates Tiny Technologies To Tackle Big Health Issues; Awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

September 17, 2014 by

Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a biomedical engineer, professor at MIT, doctor, scientist, and multidimensional inventor, has been awarded the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for jaw dropping abilities that our brains cannot even begin to fathom. For one, she's applying miniaturization to ... [Read More]


10 Intriguing Female Revolutionaries You Didn’t Learn About In History Class

September 17, 2014 by

By Kathleen Harris - We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are ... [Read More]


First African American Woman Promoted To The Rank Of FDNY Fire Lieutenant In 12 Years

September 17, 2014 by

Tracey Lewis, 41 of Brooklyn, will be promoted later this morning, alongside 55 other Fire Department City of New York (FDNY) members. Lewis will be the second ever African American woman firefighter to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the FDNY’s history (and the first in 12 years). Lewis has proudly served ... [Read More]

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Women Of The World, A Random Man Has Life Changing Advice… Smile

September 16, 2014 by

A random man advises a lady to smile more, instantly changing the lives of women everywhere! Thank you Funny or Die for making such a brilliant video about one of our favorite topics, which we've previously discussed here and here. ... [Read More]

Mary Dwyer

History In Pink: 17 Year Old’s Mission To Unite A New Generation Of Female Leaders

September 16, 2014 by

Women You Should Know is proud to welcome Mary Dwyer as its newest contributor. She'll be sharing her perspectives on feminism and empowerment in relation to issues facing young women today. At just 17 years old, Mary, a high school senior, is the founder of History In Pink, a new site she’s building, ... [Read More]

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

She Started It: A Documentary Of Women Tech Founders

September 16, 2014 by

Co-directed by journalists Nora Poggi and Insiyah Saeed, She Started It is a documentary film about the rise of women technology entrepreneurs in the US and Europe. It is estimated that women have formed only 3% of all tech start-ups, and that women run only 4% of fortune 500 companies. In Silicon Valley, women receive less than ... [Read More]