How My Former Classmates Helped Shed Light On Why We Still Need Feminism

March 25, 2016 by

By Maren Panzirer - International Women's Day is celebrated every year on March 8. To some, it provides the opportunity to speak out about the gender pay gap and achieving gender parity, as this year's campaign was all about. Some use it as a way to thank the women in their lives who have inspired them or impacted their lives in a meaningful way. Regardless of what the day means to you, International ... [Read More]

Easter eggs

Fix-It Friday: How To Use Eggshells In 6 Unexpectedly Egg-cellent Ways

With Easter and Passover upon us, 'tis the season for all sorts of egg related symbolism and activities - hard-boiling, coloring, decorating, hiding, hunting, basket filling, devil-ing (my Aunt Rose’s deviled eggs are our holiday favorite!). An egg-stravaganza of eggs! But did you know that eggshells are A LOT more than they’re cracked up to be? ... [Read More]


The Great Bowel Movement: How A Young Woman Is Making Her Incurable Disease Cool

March 24, 2016 by

At age 18, Megan Starshak should have been focused on her senior year of high school and cross-country races, but instead she was trying to wrap her head around a diagnosis of a lifelong, incurable digestive disease called ulcerative colitis (UC). UC is a chronic, autoimmune disease ... [Read More]


From Syria To Rio: 17-Year-Old Yusra Mardini Vies For Spot On Refugee Olympic Team

March 24, 2016 by

Earlier this month The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they are creating a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Forty-three athletes are competing for a spot on the ROA team, among them is ... [Read More]


Alice Stebbins Wells: Meet The First Woman Police Officer With Arrest Powers In The U.S.

March 24, 2016 by

In 1909, seasoned Los Angeles social worker Alice Stebbins Wells (b. June 13, 1873) petitioned Mayor George Alexander and the City Council to adopt an ordinance providing for a Los Angeles Policewoman. According to one historian, she argued that society was changing, and reasoned that "children and abused and sexually ... [Read More]


The Evolution Of Wonder Woman’s Costume 1941-2016

March 23, 2016 by

If you are a regular follower of WYSK, you know that we love Wonder Woman, so we were super excited to come across this infographic summarizing the evolution of the iconic heroine’s costume over the past 75 years. Starting with her print debut in All Star Comics #8 in 1941, up through her most current incarnation in the ... [Read More]

Why Dancers Are Badass And Science Is Cool: The Physics Behind The Hardest Move In Ballet

Why Dancers Are Badass And Science Is Cool: The Physics Behind The Hardest Move In Ballet

March 23, 2016 by

"In the third act of 'Swan Lake', the Black Swan pulls off a seemingly endless series of turns, bobbing up and down on one pointed foot and spinning around and around and around... thirty-two times. How is this move - which is called a fouetté - even possible?" Arleen Sugano, a highly distinguished dancer and teacher, ... [Read More]

Comedian Laura Lexx Destroys Sexist Heckler

Comedian Laura Lexx Destroys Sexist Heckler

March 22, 2016 by

British comedian Laura Lexx posted this video on her Facebook page last week, taken at one of her recent sets where she was interrupted by a sexist heckler. “This was my fight with ‘that’ heckler the other day before the heroes that are Komedia staff asked him politely to leave (minus his friends who refused to make eye contact with him as he was escorted out),” Laura posted. ... [Read More]