15 Great Moments From My Afternoon With Kirsten Gillibrand & Gloria Steinem

Both women had many profound and inspired moments, here are a few of our favorites…

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This Is What Ladylike Looks Like

“Because being a woman, a girl or a lady is associated with many expected and unexpected attributes, actions and qualities.”

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Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide

Love to travel? Love chocolate? Then you’re going to L-O-V-E this cross-continental, culinary road map of pure decadence.

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Fix-It Friday: Season Savvy DIY… How To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

You asked, she answered. Home improvement veteran Norma “Toolbelt Diva” Vally shares her tips on saying, “Goodbye Summer! Hello Fall!” all around your house.

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New Study Reveals: Women And Girls Are Grossly Un-“Scene” In Film

September 24, 2014 by

On Monday, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation presented the first-ever global study on female characters in popular films. What it reveals is a deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping of women and girls by the international film industry. So despite females comprising more than 50% of ... [Read More]

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And The Grand Prize Winners Of The Google Science Fair 2014 Are…

September 24, 2014 by

…Sophie Healy-Thow, Emer Hickey and Ciara Judge, three 10th graders from Kinsale Community School in Ireland. The trio won the global online science competition for a project that examined the use of natural bacteria to increase crop output in an effort to combat world hunger, and to reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture ... [Read More]

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Michonne Of Walking Dead Joins This Family’s Female Action Figure Collection

September 23, 2014 by

By Margot Magowan - I made a few attempts to watch Walking Dead with my husband but I couldn’t take the violence. (I had the same reaction to Game of Thrones along with the rape scenes. Mad Men, I had to give up as well, because while I understand the show is about sexism, not sexist, I couldn’t handle Don Draper’s serial cheating. All those shows, I liked– the acting, ... [Read More]

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Here’s What Feminism Looks Like… According To Stock Photos

September 23, 2014 by

Like most digital media outlets and editorial sites, WYSK often relies on stock photos from 3rd party suppliers to illustrate the visual messages of some of our posts and articles. Here's how it works... you plug in a keyword(s) and the stock photo company spits back pages and pages of images that match your search, which you can then license for use. ... [Read More]

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!

September 23, 2014 by

Imagine what our country would be like if every single American woman was registered to vote, and voted. Yeah, that would be pretty terrific. But in fact, in 2012, only 64% of U.S. female citizens reported being registered to vote. Voting was an ugly battle for our foremothers who fought long and hard to secure this sacred and undeniable right. It's the simple act of ... [Read More]

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The Unretouched Butts Project

September 22, 2014 by

We thought this was the moment of the woman, but apparently it’s BUTTS that are having a moment all of their very own. It is, really, even Vogue says so, calling it the "official era of the big booty." As if the overexposure seen at last month’s VMA’s and the Nicki Minaj Anaconda video weren’t enough, Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea have released Booty, a new song and video in which for four minutes the ... [Read More]

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The Violence Against Women Act Turns 20. Here’s Where We Stand Today.

September 22, 2014 by

If recent headlines haven't been enough, this new video, It's dangerous to be a woman in America, created by director Joe Posner for Vox,  is a powerful reminder of the rates of violent crimes against women. “The Violence Against Women Act – a law attempting to reduce intimate partner violence both through judicial ... [Read More]

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Defining Feminism… How This 17 Year Old Is Defending What She Believes In

September 22, 2014 by

By Mary Dwyer - I sometimes find it very difficult to articulate why I believe in feminism. People are so willing to attack the movement’s purpose and relevance, and they use the title in jest or as an insult word. Being young, it is difficult for me to find the words to defend what I believe in when many people are skeptical ... [Read More]