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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]

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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]

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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]

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Lady Science: The Astronaut and the Astronautrix

March 22, 2016 by

This essay is the fourth in a special 5-part weekly series for Women's History Month that Women You Should Know is proudly running in partnership with Anna Reser and Leila A. McNeill, the editors of Lady Science, a multifaceted collaborative writing project focused on women in science, technology, and medicine. Their purpose is to highlight women's lives and contributions to scientific fields, ... [Read More]

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South Asian Women Create Social Media Campaign To Challenge Stigma Around Dark Skin

March 22, 2016 by

By GirlTalkHQ - The idea that fair skin is the epitome of beauty is a concept that has been perpetuated in accordance with Eurocentric standards for many generations. In South Asian countries like India, bleaching and fairness creams are a must for women looking to achieve the things society ... [Read More]

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Girls Sweep Top Prizes In Annual Student Doodle4Google Contest

March 21, 2016 by

Today’s beautiful Google Doodle comes from Akilah Johnson, the National winner of the Doodle4Google contest for students in grades K-12. The tenth grader's doodle was selected from over 100,000 submissions to the annual competition. For this year’s contest, students were directed to create doodles with the theme: ... [Read More]

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