How I’ve Failed My Daughter… And How You May Be Failing Yours

February 22, 2017 by

By Matthew Heilman - The pink vacuum cleaner, the pink stove, the pink stroller, the pink doll, the pink princesses, the pink purse. Pink and girly EVERYTHING! That’s what I saw as I looked around the house. I’ve been surrounded by it all for two years and I’ve been completely oblivious. For some reason my brain started to put ... [Read More]

Students Film Eye-Opening PSA In Central Park To Help Get First Statue of Real Women Placed There

February 21, 2017 by

Meet Skye Lucas and Ariel Deutsch, two seniors from different NYC high schools, who became fast friends through their mutual interest in feminism, activism, and women’s history. After hearing about the #MonumentalWomen campaign from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, ... [Read More]

Queen of Carbon: The Materials Science Legacy Of Mildred Dresselhaus (1930-2017)

February 21, 2017 by

Carbon. Its astounding versatility is matched only by our total and historic complacency in the face of its wonders. “Carbon?  Whatever – it’s, like, all over the place. Now, protactinium, there’s an element…” Working on the logic that exotic elements must breed exotic properties, and intoxicated by ... [Read More]

5-Year-Old Eva Is Our New Feminist Hero… Watch

February 17, 2017 by

"Girls used to not vote, and then there were these girls who fighted to vote. They were very silly women because they got killed. So it’s very important for girls to vote. Otherwise that will happen again." Meet Eva, a passionate, pint-sized advocate of a woman's right to vote. She's featured in the series 'The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds' from the Public Service Broadcaster Channel 4, ... [Read More]

What Some Young Women May Not Know

February 16, 2017 by

By Sharon Weeks - It came to my attention recently, after the Women's March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) I will refer to this as their "status quo". But first a crash course in women’s history and a mention of many past marches and the influence they have had. I beg them, and you, to read on. One thing I ... [Read More]

Jeanne Altmann, Baboon Moms, and the Justice League of Primatology

February 15, 2017 by

It is a long standing saying* that the pantheon of primatology is essentially the Justice League of America, with Jane Goodall as Superman, the inspiring and morally upright founding figure, Dian Fossey as Batman, the earnest champion grappling with dark forces, and Birute Galdikas as Wonder Woman, steady and indestructible. ... [Read More]

Free Screenings Of “Hidden Figures” To Be Held In 14 US Cities To Celebrate Black History Month

February 15, 2017 by

If you have not yet seen (and been inspired by) the 3X Academy Award nominated film "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, now is your chance to see it… for free this Saturday, February 18th, in 14 select cities across the US. The film, which has already reached ... [Read More]

Underage Girls Are Being Sold Online In America… New Documentary Features Mothers Fighting For Justice For Their Daughters

February 14, 2017 by

What if it was your daughter? Child sex trafficking happens "every minute of every day in every city in America" and Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film writer/director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm ... [Read More]

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