Women’s Equality Day: A Reminder Of How Far We Have Come

Produced and copyrighted in 1915, this propaganda postcard highlights the hypocrisy of opposition to voting rights for women.

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Women’s Equality Day: A Look At Its History, Obama’s Thoughts On Its Present

“When women are given the opportunity to succeed, they do.” – President Barack Obama

Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the 19th Amendment Jan 1920

Sara Shaffer To Be Awarded National Firefighter Of The Year

“It’s been over 30 years since the first female was hired in PGFD. The trail was blazed, set and paved long before my arrival.”

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This 6 Year Old Surfer Is Making Big Waves

Quincy Symonds may just be the best surfer and skater on the planet. Prepare to be inspired.

This 6 Year Old Surfer Is Making Big Waves

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Babies Now Being Grown On Trees All Over The World

August 14, 2014 by

While money doesn't grow on trees, babies are now being grown on trees all over the world. Well, not ACTUAL babies, but cute-as-a-button, baby shaped pears that are being birthed - err grown - thanks to China based Fruit Mould. When the company's specialty molds are placed around a budding bundle of deliciousness during the fruit's early stages of maturation, you end up with a full grown pear that bears ... [Read More]

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Sister: A Documentary About The Global Crisis Of Maternal Mortality

August 14, 2014 by

The documentary Sister, directed by Brenda Davis, gives an inside view into the complications of pregnancy and childbirth women in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti face everyday. The film tells the stories of healthcare providers who work tirelessly to save lives, deliver babies, and provide health education in their ... [Read More]

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If Male Superhero Costumes Were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes

August 13, 2014 by

Anna, a.k.a. Fernacular, a young woman from Boston, “got tired of guys having no idea why girls find female superheros' costumes kinda sexist.” So she went ahead and made this set of drawings showing what male superhero costumes would look like if designed like female superhero costumes. Her goals were to: ... [Read More]

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Female Fantasy Office: What If Workplaces Were Designed For Women By Women?

August 13, 2014 by

What if workplaces were designed for women by women? That’s the question Fiona Smith, a journalist at the Australian Financial Review, and BRW Magazine, recently set out to answer. But rather than come up with her own personal vision board for what a “female fantasy office” would look like, she took to Twitter and Facebook ... [Read More]

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These Acid Attack Survivors Are No Longer Hiding

August 13, 2014 by

Six years ago, Rupa, now 22, was the victim of an acid attack at the hands of her own stepmother. The young woman, who has since dropped her last name after disowning her father for supporting her stepmother, has teamed up with the non-profit organization Stop Acid Attacks to fight for justice for herself and other survivors of this heinous crime. ... [Read More]

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Storiarts: Literary Accessories For Your Bookish Life

August 12, 2014 by

It’s no secret that WYSK loves to read, and we also love easy-going fashion, so when we came across the company Storiarts, by Tori Tissell, it was literary love at first site. In 2011 Tori came up with the idea to print “books” on scarves when trying to decide what to do about Christmas gifts for her family and friends. “I couldn’t afford to buy anything,” ... [Read More]

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Where’s Gamora? Superhero-Crazy Anya And Stella Scour Toy Aisles To Find Her [VIDEO]

August 12, 2014 by

Superhero-crazy Anya and Stella Marcotte just saw Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel's latest comic book adaptation blockbuster. They loved the movie, along with its sole female heroine... Gamora. So this past weekend, off the girls went to their local Target store to pick up a Gamora action figure to add to their collection. ... [Read More]

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A LuNCH Bag Formulated For Chemistry Rock Stars And Young Chemists In The Making

August 12, 2014 by

While Marie Curie was discovering radium, or Dr. Ruth Benerito was developing “permanent press” cotton, or Mary Sherman Morgan was inventing the rocket fuel that saved America’s space program, do you think any of these pioneering ladies were lunching? Not likely… they lacked the time, the respect (in some cases), and the ... [Read More]