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Book Series Tells The Real-Life Adventures Of Constance Kopp, One Of The First Female Deputy Sheriffs In America

October 12, 2016 by

While we know Alice Stebbins Wells was the first woman police officer with arrest powers in the U.S., Constance Kopp (yes that’s her real name) was one of the nation’s first deputy sheriffs, and is the protagonist behind bestselling ... [Read More]

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A Quiet Passion… Emily Dickinson Biopic Coming Soon

October 11, 2016 by

Cynthia Nixon is bringing Emily Dickinson to the big screen in A Quiet Passion, a new biopic due to hit theaters later this year. The film tells the story of the famed American poet from her early days as a young girl to her later years as a reclusive artist. The trailer shows the character interacting with her family and friends, and ends a few lines ... [Read More]

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace On Her 200th Birthday

A Tribute To Ada Lovelace

October 11, 2016 by

This delightful, entertaining and educational short animation was created in celebration of Ada Lovelace, the world’s “first computer programmer.” Told from the point of view of a girl today, the story unfolds to show how Ada’s incredible accomplishments continue to nurture and inspire a new generation of explorers and creators. “An idea doesn’t care about gender or circumstance, about time or space. ... [Read More]

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Before There was Sagan: How Helen Sawyer Hogg Brought Astronomy to the People

October 10, 2016 by

By Dale DeBakcsy - Before, “The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, all there ever will be,” there was, “The stars belong to everyone,” the watch-phrase of a woman who spent three decades in energizing the wider world, through her newspaper columns and television appearances, ... [Read More]

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Student In Warsaw Lauds Abortion Ban Protest As End Of Poland’s ‘Era Of Quiet Women’

October 7, 2016 by

By Maya Cygańska - We were quiet. We were patient. We weren’t demanding or in the way, we were minding our own business, obviously less important than men’s. Every now and then we would catch a glimpse of bold headlines screaming about yet another woman who lost her physical or mental health, sometimes even life, ... [Read More]

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#FightPinkTax: Women Pay Almost $2,000 Per Year More Than Men Pay For Comparable Services And Products

October 7, 2016 by

"We fight tirelessly to close the wage gap, but what about the price gap?" This is the question our friends over at GIRLTALK HQ have taken on in their new campaign for price parity and to get the Pink Tax banned in Canada. According to a recent study conducted by Toronto-based ParseHub, ... [Read More]

See Natalie Portman As Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy In Teaser Trailer For JACKIE Film

See Natalie Portman As Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy In Teaser Trailer For JACKIE Film

October 6, 2016 by

In select theaters December 2, this is the official teaser trailer for JACKIE, a film described as "a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman)." From Fox Searchlight, ... [Read More]

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Sam Maggs Writes 25 Trailblazing ‘Wonder Women’ Back Into History In New Book

October 6, 2016 by

In May 2015, we featured The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, the debut book turned bestseller from "writer. host. geek." Sam Maggs that offered her fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. Earlier this week, Sam unleashed more of her brilliance into the world with her second book, which tells the remarkable ... [Read More]

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