Should You Catcall Her? This Flowchart From Playboy Clears It All Up For Men

We have to admit that when we first saw this our “oh no they didn’t” antenna went up, but… if you follow along you will see that it’s all a good thing.

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She’s Taking On New York City To Fight A 150 Year Old Injustice To Women

“The fact that no real women are honored by statues in the Nation’s most famous and most important park is not simply an oversight.”

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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

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Fix-it Friday with Norma Vally

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Rosie’s Girls: Super Cool Summer Camp Where Power Tools, Dirty Hands, And Endless Possibilities Redefine “Girly”

July 31, 2014 by

Since we just covered the woman who was likely the face of Rosie The Riveter on the famous "We Can Do It!" poster, we thought this was a perfect time to tell you about our new favorite summer camp for middle school girls... Rosie’s Girls, which takes its name from the symbolic World War II ... [Read More]

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Happy Birthday To The Woman Who Was Likely The Face Of Rosie The Riveter

July 31, 2014 by

Born 90 years ago today, on July 31, 1924, Geraldine Hoff Doyle was just 17 years old when a United Press International (UPI) photographer snapped a picture of her while she was operating a metal-stamping press at American Broach & Machine Co. in Ann Arbor, Michigan during the summer of 1942. She was a beautiful girl whose friends were fighting in World War II ... [Read More]

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16 Coding Bootcamps And Scholarships For Women

July 31, 2014 by

By Kira M. Newman - In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year have women on the founding team. Women are underrepresented in startups, and particularly ... [Read More]

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The Magic Of Disney Princesses & Villains Now Available For Adult Women

July 30, 2014 by

We’ve seen women’s Disney apparel before. Traditionally, you can find popular characters gracing the front of t-shirts, pj’s or other innocuous styles. And on the flip side, there’s no shortage of “sexy” costumes available to those women wanting to fulfill a different kind of “fantasy.” Now, with the sort of magic dust found only at the Kingdom ... [Read More]

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Cheesecake: How An Ancient Dessert Came To Be A Modern Metaphor For Alluring Women

July 30, 2014 by

Today is National Cheesecake Day, a designated 24 hours in which to celebrate a decadent dessert whose origins date back to ancient Greece (not 1950s Brooklyn - think Junior’s - as some might assume). Inspired by the "holiday," we decided to dig in to the rich, creamy confection’s history to find out when and how the term ... [Read More]

Bittersweet: Watch As Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate For The Very First Time

Bittersweet: Watch As Cocoa Farmers Taste Chocolate For The Very First Time

July 30, 2014 by

Africa's Ivory Coast is the world's largest exporter of cocoa beans… the main ingredient of chocolate. While Westerners and Europeans have the luxury of enjoying chocolate, the hardworking Ivory Coast farmers, which include child laborers, don’t. They grow and harvest the cocoa beans, and very often can’t make ... [Read More]

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July 29th Was A Good Day For Trailblazing Women To Be Born

July 29, 2014 by

Meet Diana, Mary, Nancy and Elizabeth... four women who all share the same birthday and the same pioneering spirit. ... [Read More]

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All-Gender Signs Coming To A Restroom Near You

July 29, 2014 by

There’s a new trend taking hold on campuses nationwide. Just this past week, Northwestern University announced the addition of two new gender-neutral or “all-gender” restrooms to their campus, coming this fall. The school is the latest to join many other institutions, including Illinois State University, University of Massachusetts, Barnard and UC Davis, in advocating for ... [Read More]