Emma Lazarus: The Woman Who Gave The Statue Of Liberty Her Powerful Voice

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

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The Everyday Sexism Project, Because Sexism Still Exists

A website that gives women a place to share their experiences of sexism, harassment and assault.

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Meet Saffron Lamb… The Original Spice Girl Gets New Start On Life

“… just about everyone could smell the eau du desperate she was wearing from a mile away.”

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100 Years Of Birth Control

Brush up on your birth control history, and see how far we’ve come.

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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]

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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]

Biracial Filmmaker Confronts Racism In Award Winning Film “The Aryans”

Biracial Filmmaker Confronts Racism In Award Winning Film “The Aryans”

June 3, 2014 by

Mo Asumang, an acclaimed filmmaker, actress and television presenter in Germany, takes hate head on in her documentary The Aryans, in which she goes face-to-face with racists both in Germany and in the United States. Being biracial, Mo has dealt with the realities of racism throughout her life and career. In this documentary, ... [Read More]

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MotherCoders: Adding Moms To The Coding Movement

June 3, 2014 by

Fact 1: Women hold only 26% of computing related positions. Fact 2: By 2020 there will be 1.4 million tech jobs; 70% of them will be unfilled. It’s these facts and a lack of resources that inspired Tina Lee, a working mom of two from San Francisco, to create MotherCoders, a tech orientation program designed for moms who want to learn ... [Read More]

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The Facekini: China’s Hottest Beach Trend

June 2, 2014 by

Artist Peng Yangjun, co-creative director and editor of China's leading lifestyle magazine, The Outlook, has been documenting a growing fashion craze along Eastern China’s beaches… the “facekini”. No that's not a typo. First introduced about a decade ago, more and more women, who are regular swimmers in the ocean, have been donning these bizarre protective face masks ... [Read More]

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5 Standout Summer Reads

June 2, 2014 by

Looking for some great summer reads? Whether on the beach, in the mountains or just hanging out at home, there are some great books, new and old that shouldn’t be missed. We’ve been binging on historical novels, memoirs and biographies about pioneering women, leaders, legends and survivors. Here are five standouts: ... [Read More]