She’s Taking On New York City To Fight A 150 Year Old Injustice To Women

“The fact that no real women are honored by statues in the Nation’s most famous and most important park is not simply an oversight.”

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Women’s Equality Day: A Reminder Of How Far We Have Come

Produced and copyrighted in 1915, this propaganda postcard highlights the hypocrisy of opposition to voting rights for women.

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Women’s Equality Day: A Look At Its History, Obama’s Thoughts On Its Present

“When women are given the opportunity to succeed, they do.” – President Barack Obama

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Sara Shaffer To Be Awarded National Firefighter Of The Year

“It’s been over 30 years since the first female was hired in PGFD. The trail was blazed, set and paved long before my arrival.”

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

Celebrate Courage And Raise Your Voice This Malala Day

Celebrate Courage And Raise Your Voice This Malala Day

July 14, 2014 by

Because girls around the world deserve equal access to education, this Malala Day lend your voice to the courageous young activist’s campaign #StrongerThan, the latest effort in Malala’s crusade to fight for millions of children around the world who don’t have access to education, or the freedom to demand change. ... [Read More]

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We’re More Than Just “Pretty Faces,” A Poem By 15-Year-Old WriteGirl Addissyn

July 11, 2014 by

Earlier in the week we shared news and information about WriteGirl, the innovative writing and mentoring program for young women that’s running a poetry drive to raise funds for the group’s workshops. Showing our support, we purchased a “Girl Perspective” poem, which we just received ... [Read More]

John Legend Made Us Cry… His Moving “You & I” Video Shows Just How Beautifully Diverse Women Are

John Legend Made Us Cry… His Moving “You & I” Video Shows Just How Beautifully Diverse Women Are

July 11, 2014 by

R&B singer John Legend just released the music video for his latest single "You & I (Nobody In the World)" off of his critically acclaimed Love in the Future album. What's even more powerful than the beautiful ballad itself, are the countless faces of women - all truly beautiful women ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: The Toilet Handle Fix… How To Replace Or Tighten

You want to talk embarrassing? I’m on the first over-his-place date with a guy I’m really liking. After the initial "Hello. You look great. Nice place," I excuse myself to the bathroom. You know you can tell a lot about someone by their bathroom. Is it fresh and clean? What’s the medicine cabinet stocked with? Beware of too many "anti" products - antifungal creams, anti-itch powders, ... [Read More]

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New Female Artist Takes Batgirl From Cheesecake-y To Practical

July 10, 2014 by

Batgirl, everyone’s favorite female member of the DC Comics Bat family, is Barbara Gordon, a confident young woman as committed to justice as her father, Gotham City’s top cop Commissioner Gordon. This October, the kickass Superheroine, who has bailed out the Dark Knight himself on countless occasions, is getting a brand new look that’s said to be "way more practical ... [Read More]

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Leyah Shanks Is Leading A Revolution… The Body Confidence Revolution

July 10, 2014 by

Leyah Shanks was relentlessly bullied from a young age. This, combined with seeing all the “perfect” images that lined the pages of the magazines she read, caused her to hate herself, her body and feel utterly worthless. Fortunately, a switch flipped and she started to see things and herself differently. Today, the 21 year old Woman You Should Know ... [Read More]

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]

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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]