And The VMA For Most Overexposed Female Body Part Was… The Butt

We’re all about women owning their sexuality, but when it becomes the sole presentation of female power, our butt cheeks start to clench in discomfort and disappointment.


Many Have Done It, But Few Admit To It… Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?

Before we all enjoy the last two “official” beach weekends of summer 2014, we needed to know the answer to this question, once and for all…

Many Have Done It, But Few Admit To It… Is It OK To Pee In The Ocean?

Young Spoken Word Poet Delivers Powerful Response To Rampant Objectification In Music, Calls Out Queen Bey

Spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti doesn’t like the objectifying lyrics and images that have become so prevalent in popular music today, so she wrote some of her own.

Young Spoken Word Poet Delivers Powerful Response To Rampant Objectification In Music, Calls Out Queen Bey

Fix It Friday: Popcorn Ceiling Makeover… What To Do When You’ve Got Popcorn Over Concrete

You asked, she answered. “Leave the damn popcorn alone and cover the whole ceiling,” says Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally to a WYSK reader with problems overhead.



Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

Frozen Is The New Black: A Brilliant Mashup

Frozen Is The New Black: A Brilliant Mashup

July 10, 2014 by

Are you a fan of Frozen and Orange Is The New Black? Well then, this is for you...actually, you don't really need to be a fan of either to be thoroughly entertained by this new mashup, created by animator and comedian Leigh Lahav. As the story goes... Elsa must serve time in princess prison for freezing the kingdom of Arendelle. She's joined by fellow Disney princess inmates including Ariel, Mulan and ... [Read More]


An Israeli Soldier’s Mother… In Her Own Words

July 9, 2014 by

Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed piece from A Soldier’s Mother, republished by Women You Should Know with permission. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Women You Should Know. By Paula R. Stern - I can't formulate the words to write what I need to write. ... [Read More]


Porn Vs. Protection… A Melanoma Warrior Shares Her Thoughts On “Cute” Tans

July 9, 2014 by

By Timna Understein - I came across a story the other day, that has me thinking about how we (not me... and not most who are reading this), as a nation, seem to focus our attention on such strange things, when there are actually important issues, issues of monumental importance, that need our dedication. ... [Read More]


Meet The ReFashionista, She’ll Change The Way You Think About Fashion

July 9, 2014 by

Writer, designer, and eco-fashion revolutionary, Jillian Owens, aka the ReFashionista, is out to change the way the world thinks about fashion. Jillian started to refashion ugly thrift store duds into high fashion frocks when she became “Sickened by the rise of fast fashion giants who rely on unethical labor practices and worried about the impact on our planet ... [Read More]


10 Things You Should Know About Pioneering Food Writer Clementine Paddleford

July 8, 2014 by

Meet Clementine Paddleford (September 27, 1898 - November 13, 1967)... America’s culinary "it" girl of the 1950s. The pioneering food writer and columnist had an unparalleled ability to describe foods and their flavors, and is said to have intensively researched the articles she wrote for publications like ... [Read More]


A Muslim Girl Who Wears The Hijab Draws Herself As Comic Book Characters

July 8, 2014 by

Nora is a 17-year old from Canada who describes herself as “A Muslim girl who wears the hijab and prefers to wear long/loose things that go below the butt.” So when she started to draw herself as her favorite comic book characters as part of the Tumblr Draw Yourself Challenge, she stayed true to her religious and style convictions. ... [Read More]

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To Speak Or Not To Speak? The Art Of Shutting Up And Being A Friend

I’ve seen a lot of articles in the media lately about the choice to be childfree (even by WYSK’s own Cynthia Hornig), and at this stage in my life, these pieces are affirming and encouraging to me. They make me feel like I’m not a crazy, selfish, baby-hating pariah and that there are other people out there who I can play mahjong with when I’m old and alone, stuck in ... [Read More]

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Chocolate Day 2014: 5 Really Good Reasons To Eat Dark Chocolate Today And Every Day

July 7, 2014 by

Chocoholics rejoice... today, Monday, July 7th is Chocolate Day, an indulgent holiday that pays homage to your favorite, oh-so-satisfying and highly-additive drug (seriously) of choice. Not that anyone we know needs an excuse to rendezvous with a decadent square, bar, truffle or ganache, but for those who do need ... [Read More]