Vintage Purses For 21st Century Feminists

“…the use of purses from the mid-twentieth century calls back to that critical era and reminds us how much has changed and, more importantly, how much has not.”

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Iranian Artist And Activist Atena Farghadani In Prison And Facing Trial After Drawing A Political Cartoon

“Atena Farghadani is a prisoner of conscience – she has committed no real crime.”

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WYSKy News: BBC Is Creating A TV Movie About The Brontë Sisters!

“It’s an extraordinary tale of family tragedy and their passion and determination, against the odds, to have their genius recognised in a male 19th century world.”

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Emily Howell Warner Was The First Woman Who Could Say, “This Is Your Captain Speaking…”

April 8, 2015 by

How many times have you gotten on a plane and heard a woman's voice come over the speaker, uttering the familiar phrase, "This is your captain speaking..."? Likely never. That's because by current industry estimates there are only around 450 women airline captains worldwide. To put that number in perspective, there are roughly ... [Read More]

Brave Miss World: From Rape Survivor To Beauty Queen On A Mission To Make A Difference

Brave Miss World: From Rape Survivor To Beauty Queen On A Mission To Make A Difference

April 8, 2015 by

(Warning: graphic material in trailer) Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was just 18 years old when she was abducted and raped in Milan, Italy two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. In the 2014 Emmy-nominated film Brave Miss World, Linor and the film's director Cecilia Peck explore ... [Read More]

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Her “Beetle” Backpack Magically Transforms You Into An April Showers Avenger

April 8, 2015 by

We love women innovators and Constance Guisset fits the bill to a... WYSK. The multitalented, Paris based designer has come up with a super cool way to deal with those April showers that can dampen your day and make you cry out, "Why didn't I take my umbrella!" as you shake your clenched fists towards the wet sky. ... [Read More]

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Colorful, Stylish Fashion Accessories Made With LEGO Bricks

April 7, 2015 by

The love of LEGO bricks has inspired many to design some pretty cool things including kitchen caddies, a wedding dress, and even a functioning prosthetic leg. We thought we'd seen it all until we came across these fashion accessories from Poland-based company Agabag. Since 2009, Agabag has been handcrafting handbags, jewelry and other accessories fashioned ... [Read More]

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Women And Girls #PoseLikeASuperhero At WonderCon Anaheim 2015

April 7, 2015 by

If anyone is still under the erroneous (and insane) assumption that women and girls don't like superheroes or comics, then maybe this will satisfy the naysayers, once and for all. Heroic Girls Founder John Marcotte and his superhero loving daughters Anya (aka Big Barda) and Stella (aka Black Canary) swooped in to WonderCon Anaheim 2015 over the weekend, and ... [Read More]

Eleanor, Harriet, Rosa, Wilma: Women On 20s Reveals Primary Winners, Final Round Of Voting Underway

Eleanor, Harriet, Rosa, Wilma: Women On 20s Reveals Primary Winners, Final Round Of Voting Underway

April 7, 2015 by

On February 11, Women You Should Know was the very first media outlet to break the news about Women On 20s, the ambitious social media campaign that aims to get a woman’s face on U.S. paper currency for the first time ever, and we pledged to continue to support them all the way ... [Read More]

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Luxury Feminine Products: For The Woman Who Menstruates And Is Also Fancy

April 6, 2015 by

Inspired by a petition in the UK protesting a law that adds a 5% tax on all tampons and pads, cartoonist, writer and illustrator Gemma Correll created these awesome cartoons entitled “Luxury Feminine Care Products: For the woman who menstruates and is also fancy.” Sanitary products in the UK ... [Read More]

Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet On Display… We’re So Bummed We Missed This

Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet On Display… We’re So Bummed We Missed This

April 6, 2015 by

"It's a lot bigger than I thought it would be." Last week, for one day only, Wonder Woman's invisible jet was on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC. On temporary loan from The Museum of Flight in Seattle, the kickass plane was showcased in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall for a lucky few to see in person. ... [Read More]