Interstellar Cinderella: A Sonic Socket Wrench Toting, Spaceship Fixing Heroine Who Rescues The Prince

Deborah Underwood’s retooled version of the classic fairy tale features an independent heroine who is way more interested in fixing the prince’s busted spaceship than marrying him.

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At 15, She Was Shot For Going To School, Now 18, Malala Just Aced Her GCSE Exams

The brave school girl turned girls’ education activist, got exceptional marks across the board, earning the very highest in math and science.


Fix-It Friday: The Search For Mr. or Ms. Right… How To Find A Good Contractor

You asked, she answered. Home improvement pro Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally shares her tips on weeding out the bullsh**ers, to land the real deal.


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Programmable Friendship Bracelets To Inspire Girls To Code

July 9, 2015 by

Jewelbots, created by Sara Chipps, developer and co-founder of the non-profit Girl Develop It!, Brooke Moreland, a fashion-tech entrepreneur, and Maria Saba, a postdoctoral research fellow, are programmable friendship bracelets that teach tween and teen girls the basics of coding. “The girls we know are curious and creative, just like ... [Read More]


Two Women Are Defying Gender Stereotypes With “HiP” Clothing Line For Kids

July 9, 2015 by

In 2007, childhood BFFs Jo Hadley and Helena Simon, two moms fed up with the lack of choices available in kids’ clothing, embarked on a mission to defy wearable gender stereotypes. Their solution... Handsome in Pink, a “HiP,” game-changing apparel line founded on the belief that colors (like pink and purple) ... [Read More]


If Disney Princesses Had Moms

July 9, 2015 by

Emily Heller writes jokes for the internet and sometimes says them into a microphone. Often putting her talents to work as a freelancer for CollegeHumor, she’s also the woman behind "If Disney Princesses Had Moms," a series of 5 comics that puts a hilarious, maternal spin on the classic storylines of Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Pocahontas and Cinderella. While the panels speak for ... [Read More]

What Amy Schumer Was REALLY Thinking… At Her Magazine Cover Shoot

What Amy Schumer Was REALLY Thinking… At Her Magazine Cover Shoot

July 8, 2015 by

"I love strangers touching me and taking pictures of me." This video is like being a fly on the wall inside Amy Schumer's head as she battles wind machines and tries to summon her "signature look" on the set of her cover shoot for Glamour's August issue. Yeah, we know it's just a promotional piece for the magazine, but it's still great because it's Amy Schumer ... [Read More]


And The Winners Of The UN Women Comic & Cartoon Competition On #GenderEquality Are…

July 8, 2015 by

Earlier this year, UN Women, in conjunction with the European Commission, the Belgian Development Cooperation, and UNRIC, announced a Comic & Cartoon Competition on Gender Equality. It invited young European comic and cartoon artists and art students, aged 18 to 28, to illustrate their understanding ... [Read More]


Designer Caitlin Winner On Why She Gave Facebook’s Icons A Much Needed Gender Makeover

July 8, 2015 by

By Caitlin Winner - Facebook headquarters is an amazing place. The snacks are free, the sun always shines and everyone is full of the best intentions. During my first week I encountered hundreds of people earnestly trying to make the world a better place. I also foresaw how easy it would be to adjust to this ... [Read More]


Female Guardian Writers & Editors Read The Abusive Messages They’ve Been Receiving

July 8, 2015 by

“You need to be gagged.” “A bit of rape never harmed anyone.” “I think someone needs a vibrator.” These are just a few of the abusive messages writers and editors from The Guardian have received in response to stories they’ve posted. While digital media has provided a place to raise our ... [Read More]

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Hall Of Heroes – Vol 2: Illustrator Creates New Print Featuring 63 More Kickass Women From TV And Film

July 7, 2015 by

Last November, to resounding WYSK reader cheers, we introduced you to Scott Park, the talented illustrator behind Hall of Heroes, a colorful print he jam packed with 80 of the most kickass, fictional women from television series and movies, past and present. Well, he’s back with Hall of Heroes - Vol 2, his visual ode to 63 more ... [Read More]