Barbie Fashionistas Trade Glam Accessories For Medieval Armor Thanks To This Guy And His 3D Printer

With his “Faire Play” armor, this hobbyist 3D printing rock star is now an emerging hero in the if-only-Barbie-was-represented-as-a-stronger-woman circles.

Barbie Faire Play

EXCLUSIVE: Samm Newman, The Young Woman Deleted By Instagram, Speaks Out

“When I had my photos removed from Instagram, I felt as if I was being bullied once again, and this time by a corporation.”


Fix-It Friday: Conquering the Abyss… How To Put The Space Under The Stairs To Good Use

You asked, she answered. Our home improvement expert Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally puts an end to one readers 7 year wait to have a proper pantry under her stairs.

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Attention Walmart Shoppers: You’ll Soon Be Able To Spot Products From Women Owned Brands

A small logo placed on a product will indicate… “Hey, I’m made by a woman-led business!”




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Fix-It Friday: How To Quiet Pipes That Shake, Rattle Or Roar… Round 2

Last Fall, I did a piece on How To Quiet Pipes That Shake. Rattle Or Roar, which was inspired by a reader question. But when I see the overwhelming number of questions and comments that continue to come in regarding mysterious noisy pipes, I swear it makes me wonder, do we need to call in a plumber or a priest? ... [Read More]

Poo-Pourri Offers Women A Solution To Suppress Second-Hand Stink

Poo-Pourri Offers Women A Solution To Suppress Second-Hand Stink

June 5, 2014 by

The folks behind Poo-Pourri, the all natural room spray deodorizer, and the marketing brains responsible for the Girls Don’t Poop video that went viral last September, are back with... number two. This time, the brand’s crap-tastic creative is taking on “second-hand stink”, coming to the aid of women looking to ... [Read More]

Mayor Doris Davis

Her Honor Doris A. Davis… The First Black Woman Mayor Of A Major American City

June 5, 2014 by

Forty-one years ago today, on June 5, 1973, Doris A. Davis, a 37-year-old school teacher turned city council member, was elected Mayor of the City of Compton, California, making her the first black woman mayor of a major, metropolitan American city, and only the second African American woman chief executive ... [Read More]


Monokini 2.0 – Swimwear Designed For One-Breasted Women Cancer Survivors

June 5, 2014 by

Elina Halttunen had a mastectomy about 10 years ago for breast cancer. An avid swimmer, she became frustrated by the lack of swimwear options available that suited her one-breasted body, with most designs requiring the use of uncomfortable and sweaty prostheses. Never feeling quite satisfied with anything she could buy, she thought “there has to ... [Read More]


Feminism: The New F Word?

June 4, 2014 by

By Dana Panczenko - Staff Columnist, The Elm Feminazi, misandrist, man hater, bra burner, whiny, angry, militant, extremist, and sexist. These are all names I’ve been called when I tell people that I’m a feminist. While I take extreme offense to these terms, I’ve recently realized that all of this unjustified anger comes from a misunderstanding of what it means to be a feminist in today’s ... [Read More]

Hard Out Here… Lily Allen’s Satirical Take On The Objectification Of Women In Pop Culture

Hard Out Here… Lily Allen’s Satirical Take On The Objectification Of Women In Pop Culture

June 4, 2014 by

In her Hard Out Here single from her Sheezus album, released at the end of 2013, Lily Allen sings, “Don't need to shake my ass for you 'cause I've got a brain,” one of the many well crafted, sarcasm soaked lyrics we love. The song’s video, which brings her very obvious satirical take on the objectification of women in pop culture ... [Read More]


Choose One… Little Red Riding Hood or an Assault Weapon?

June 4, 2014 by

In April 2013, Moms Demand Action launched the PSA campaign, "Choose One," a series of print ads featuring assault weapons alongside other objects that have been banned in America to protect child welfare. The whole idea was to jar people into seeing the need for common sense gun safety legislation by showing the sheer absurdity of exactly what decision ... [Read More]

What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?

What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?

June 3, 2014 by

What's so scary about smart girls? They know their value and they challenge the status quo. As Nicholas Kristof notes: “Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? Because there’s no force more powerful to transform a society. Ultimately, the greatest threat to extremism isn't drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.” Share this video by Half The Sky Movement, ... [Read More]