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Baseball’s Other Jackie… The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth And Lou Gehrig

April 2, 2016 by

85 years ago today, April 2, 1931, 17-year-old southpaw Jackie Mitchell, the second woman to play baseball in the all-male minor leagues, pitched an exhibition game against the NY Yankees and struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, the most feared hitting duo in baseball history, back to back. The next day, the Baseball Commissioner voided her contract, claiming ... [Read More]

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Celebrating National Poetry Month With A Tribute To Women Poets Of The Past

April 1, 2016 by

By Joanna C. Migdal - Inspired by Women’s History Month, and in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of National Poetry Month, I composed this cento (also known as a collage poem) in tribute to women poets of the past. In this form of poetry, lines are "lifted" from other sources and "woven" together ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Stock A Toolbox

I approach buying tools with passion and savvy - much the way I shoe shop. My mantra guiding me through the tool corral is you get what you pay for. Your initial thought may be, “Hey, I only need this tool (shoe) for one project (party), so why spend a lot?” The truth is, projects always come up (as do social functions) and a high quality tool (shoe) will go the distance (dance floor). Cheap tools just ... [Read More]

Think Women: A Tribute Celebrating The Remarkable Achievements of Women

Think Women: A Tribute Celebrating The Remarkable Achievements of Women

April 1, 2016 by

Inspired by the 1997 “Think Different” Apple ad campaign, producer Katherine Drew and editor Charlie Chalkin created Think Women, a tribute celebrating the remarkable achievements of women. ... [Read More]

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Childfree By Choice

March 31, 2016 by

By Cynthia Hornig - It started after college. I was dating a man who wanted to know what our future was. He wanted a future with me, but I knew he wanted children, and I didn't. We were young, so it didn't matter at the time, but I knew the topic would resurface again, and it did. He said he never met a woman who didn't want children and he couldn't really understand my choice. I was atypical, I knew it and ... [Read More]

Historical Action Figures: Brontë Sisters Power Dolls [VIDEO]

Historical Action Figures: Brontë Sisters Power Dolls

March 31, 2016 by

This is a fake commercial made in 1998 by Phil Lord and Chris Miller for a series of educational shorts about action figures based on historical figures. Its educational value was somewhat suspect. It was never aired, which is really too bad because we LOVE it! That's why we decided to help give it a second life by airing it on Women You Should Know. ... [Read More]

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Rosie The Riveters Celebrated With Special Honor Flight To Washington, D. C.

March 30, 2016 by

More than 70 years after showing their “we can do it” spirit, dozens of women who answered the call to join the workforce during World War II were celebrated with a special Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Now in their 80s and 90s, these original Rosie the Riverters are finally being honored for their ... [Read More]

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Dr. Myra Adele Logan: First Woman To Perform Open Heart Surgery

March 30, 2016 by

Not only is it still Women's History Month, today is also National Doctor's Day, and we are celebrating a Woman You Should Know who deserves recognition on both fronts. Meet Myra Adele Logan (1908 - 1977), a pioneering doctor known for her selfless, humanitarianism. She is another perfect example of an ... [Read More]

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