Afghan Student Artists Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

“Violence against women is a serious problem in our community; we need to address it,” – Jawid Ranjbar, winner of the contest

by Mursal Ibrahimi

I Wanna Get Better… Seven Months Into Recovery From Anorexia Nervosa, This Is Annie’s Story

“No scale can measure how much we are loved or how incredibly precious we are.”

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Online Petition Aims To Elevate Women’s Equality Day To A Federal Holiday

It’s a demand for correcting the mistakes of the past and doing what’s right, right now.

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5 Tools To Plant The Seeds Of Greatness In Your Life

“You’ve got to believe that you can make the changes necessary in order to achieve greatness in your life.”

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

Tired Of Dumb Answers? Stop Asking Dumb Questions. #AskHerMore

Tired Of Dumb Answers? Stop Asking Dumb Questions. #AskHerMore

February 17, 2015 by

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, Heather Morris, and Dara Laine are sick of red carpet reporters only asking women about their appearance and not about their career. ... [Read More]

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Disney Princesses By Saint Hoax… They Lived Happily Ever After By Saving Themselves

February 17, 2015 by

Saint Hoax, “a pseudonymous Middle Eastern artist and sociopolitical activist,” released a series of images on Valentine’s Day that were intended to inspire women to be their own #1. Titled Save Yourself, they feature Disney Princesses doing just that. And there's not a prince in sight, because they've all been replaced by the ... [Read More]

Elite Marathon Runner Crawls To A Stunning Finish

Elite Marathon Runner Crawls To A Stunning Finish

February 17, 2015 by

This is determination like we’ve never seen before. Elite Kenyan runner, Hyvon Ngetich was in the lead at the Austin Marathon this past Sunday, when she suddenly collapsed about a quarter of a mile before the finish line. With a fierce desire to complete the race, Hyvon crawled on her hands and knees and persevered to the end, landing her in third place. John Conley, the race director, who witnessed ... [Read More]

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Meet Victoria Claflin Woodhull… The First Woman To Run For President Of The United States

February 16, 2015 by

Since America has still yet to elect a female President, today’s holiday is very male-centric by default, and consequently, there are no “white sales” being held in a woman’s name. So to infuse a little bit of the feminine into this Presidents Day, we've decided to tell you about a woman ... [Read More]

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Feminist Thor Addresses Misogynist Fans

February 16, 2015 by

By John Marcotte - When Marvel announced that a woman would inherit the powers and name of Thor, a small subsection of fans cried foul. Convinced - once again - that any progress in making the comics world more inclusive was actually an overt slight against men, they quickly honed in on a specific line of attack: “Thor” is the god’s name. It is not a title that can just be assumed by someone else. So that ... [Read More]

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I Let My Toddler Dress Me for a Week – Here’s What Happened

February 16, 2015 by

By Summer Bellessa - I have picked out my son’s outfits almost every day of his three years on this planet. I thought it would be fun to turn the tables and let him pick my outfits out for a few days. How crazy could it be? I like everything in my closet, and I mix and match items all the time. Well, let’s just say it was interesting. ... [Read More]

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Princess Awesome Kickstarter Signals a Cultural Tipping Point

February 13, 2015 by

By Dr. Rebecca Hains - It’s a familiar story: A mom, shopping for clothing for her two-year-old daughter, sees nothing but gender-stereotypical offerings. To give her little girl some diverse choices, she ignores the girls’ and boys’ signs, and buys a few items from each department. I remember my mom doing this for me in the 1980s, in order to get me a shirt with my ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: How To Fix A Home Sweet Home Valentine’s Day Feast

February 13, 2015 by

If home is where the heart is, and the heart is the symbol of love, what better place to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day than at home sweet home? Many of my friends share a bah humbug feeling about this holiday (if I may co-mingle a holiday term). Their overall sentiment is it’s overrated, but I say, if you’re a Valentine’s Day fan or not, fixing a fun and festive feast for your ... [Read More]