Today is National Cheesecake Day, a designated 24 hours in which to celebrate a decadent dessert whose origin dates back to ancient Greece. For us, a bunch of word nerds and language lovers, this random "holiday" inspired a random curiosity... exactly when and how did the term "cheesecake" come to be a sexual metaphor for women? Only one way to find out. ... [Read More]
"What the butter is wrong with you people? Why did it take so long? It's right there in the Declaration of Independence...all men...aaaaall men are created... ohhhhhh."
Last night, Stephen Colbert transported himself to July 4, 1776, via satellite, to share the news of Hillary Clinton's historic achievement as the first woman ... [Read More]
Over the past several decades, bleaching and fairness creams have grown into a multi-million dollar industry in India. Brands marketing to women (and men) are selling the idea that fairer skin is the key to success - marriage prospects, careers and higher self-esteem.
To combat these messages ... [Read More]
Directed by Meera Menon, written by Amy Fox, and starring Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) with Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black) and Sarah Megan Thomas, who also serve as producers, Equity is the first film of its kind… a financial thriller made by women that puts women on Wall Street at the center of its story.
Described ... [Read More]
For several years, United Women Firefighters, a group of women firefighters working in the Fire Department of New York (FDNY), has partnered with New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) to provide a specialized training program for any woman interested in being a firefighter in the FDNY. To celebrate the impact it’s ... [Read More]
Beloved writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Growing up in an affluent family afforded Beatrix a privileged childhood spent cultivating a passion for art and nature.
As a young girl, Beatrix enjoyed sketching animals and later invented stories that combined her love for both animals ... [Read More]
Last week was the 47th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. To celebrate this historic moment, our friends at I Fucking Love Science put together this great video of a “few things you might not have known about the women who helped the men get there.”
"An enormous number of women made huge contributions to the development ... [Read More]
From Where I Stand is a powerful, new editorial series from UN Women that is capturing the unique stories of women and girls around the world.
With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States last September, UN Women is taking a look at how women are ... [Read More]