Jane By The Sea: New Jane Austen RomCom Headed To The Big Screen

The film, a blend of Austen’s life with scenes from her novels, was scripted by writer Carolyn V. Murray, a lifelong Jane Austen enthusiast.

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The Harlem Honeys And Bears Synchronized Swimming Team

“I never was a dancer, but I can dance in the water. I can do all kinds of things I cannot do on land.”

The Harlem Honeys And Bears Synchronized Swimming Team

Erin Matson Has An Edit Suggestion For The Washington Post, Because “Accurate Wording In Journalism Matters”

“Journalists aren’t the only people who talk about rape, and most people aren’t journalists. We all have a role to play in changing the conversation.”

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Interstellar Cinderella: A Sonic Socket Wrench Toting, Spaceship Fixing Heroine Who Rescues The Prince

Deborah Underwood’s retooled version of the classic fairy tale features an independent heroine who is way more interested in fixing the prince’s busted spaceship than marrying him.

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Remembering Human Rights Pioneer Jemera Rone

August 12, 2015 by

Jemera Rone, lawyer turned pioneering human rights researcher, passed away at the age of 71 on July 29th in Washington, DC. The cause was ovarian cancer. Her friend and colleague Leslie Lefkow, Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Africa Division, reflects on Jemera’s steadfast commitment to her work and indelible contributions. ... [Read More]

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Senator Says “Enough!” To Manufactured Trump Controversy, “Pay Attention” To What Is More Offensive To Women

August 12, 2015 by

Yesterday, Senator Diane J. Savino (D-New York) took to social media to speak her mind about what she calls “this theater of the absurd,” or the 24-7 media circus swirling around how offensive Donald Trump is to women, particularly via his comments to FOX News’ ... [Read More]

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Meet Legendary Session Musician Carol Kaye “The First Lady Of Bass”

August 12, 2015 by

Meet Carol Kaye, the “First Lady of Bass” and one of the most prolific bass guitarists of all time. You may not recognize her name, but you have definitely heard her play. Born in Everett, Washington to musician parents, Carol, now 80, has played guitar professionally since 1949. Starting her career ... [Read More]

Judy Blume Hates That Feminist Has Become A Dirty Word

Judy Blume Hates That Feminist Has Become A Dirty Word

August 11, 2015 by

Earlier this summer, our co-founder Cynthia Hornig had the great pleasure of attending a talk at the 92nd Street Y with beloved author Judy Blume about her new book In the Unlikely Event. As if she wasn’t enough, the talk was moderated by one ... [Read More]

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Soon-To-Be Released Collection Of Monster Themed LEGO Minifigures Includes Some Spooktacular Ladies

August 11, 2015 by

Calling all imaginative brick builders who have a taste for the macabre and get a thrill from ghastly ghouls. This September, just in time for Halloween, LEGO is releasing its newest line of Collectible Minifigures. They are monster themed and include some seriously ... [Read More]

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New Collection Aims To Disrupt Gendered Fashions With Bold Suit Options For Girls

August 11, 2015 by

By Lori Day - There are lots of startups these days offering alternative clothing for children, but none that seek to bring to mainstream consumers the cool suit designs grabbing the media spotlight and making headlines today because they are being worn ... [Read More]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 22 Years As A Justice And Still As Supreme As Ever

August 10, 2015 by

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered a legal world where the best jobs were off-limits to women and emerged as a Supreme Court Justice." - Columbia Law School 22 years ago today, on August 10, 1993, after being nominated by President Bill Clinton, RBG was sworn in as the second woman and the 107th U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The now "Notorious," 82-year-old ... [Read More]

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Bare Reality: 100 Women, Their Breasts, Their Stories

August 10, 2015 by

About a year ago we featured the ground-breaking project Bare Reality on Women You Should Know. Created by photographer Laura Dodsworth, Bare Reality featured 100 women bravely sharing un-airbrushed photographs of their breasts, alongside personal stories about their breasts and their lives. The project received a lot of attention for presenting breasts in a refreshing way. ... [Read More]