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10 Inventions You Never Knew Were Created By Women

March 10, 2014 | | 6 Comments

The United States (and many other countries around the globe) dedicate March as Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is a worldwide event that recognizes the contributions of women to history and current society, corresponding with International … Read More

Traffic Reporter to “It Girl”: Our Interview with Jamie Shupak

September 13, 2013 |

Jamie Shupak had just started her job as NY1’s first traffic reporter when she found out her fiancé, the man she’d been with exclusively the past decade, was cheating on her.

The last time she’d been on the market, cell … Read More

Reclaiming Female Sexuality On Camera: Our Interview With Photographer Lauren Crow

September 9, 2013 |

Like all good things, I discovered Lauren Crow’s photography through tumblr. I was mindlessly scrolling my dash, gushing over cat pics, when I happened upon a reblog of her photo series, The Little Death.

I was captivated by the images, … Read More

Trans* 100 List Highlights Activists That Media Ignores

June 13, 2013 | Estee Shaw

Have you heard of the Trans* 100 List?

If you don’t venture far from mainstream outlets to check out the news of the day, I’m guessing you haven’t.

The list was the idea of Antonia D’orsay and Jen Richards of … Read More

Mourning the Loss of “Smash’s” Strong Leading Ladies

June 5, 2013 | Shelby Rosten | 2 Comments

Recently, the series finale of the short-lived NBC musical drama Smash aired, sending the series into television history with a glamorous and glitzy Tony-inspired celebration. While the series has had a turbulent history with critics and fans alike, at its … Read More

Finding Feminism in I Love Lucy

May 31, 2013 | Shelby Rosten | 2 Comments

I Love Lucy is often wrongly pointed to as the stereotypical portrait of a fifties household. Let me set the record straight. Before we even discuss the content of the show, it is noteworthy that I Love Lucy was one … Read More

Girls of Thrones: Strong Female Characters in a Sexist Fantasy World

March 31, 2013 | Rhiannon Payne & Alex Henderson | 10 Comments

Game of Thrones. Need I say more?

Maybe you’ve read all five books, or maybe you started the first one but got overwhelmed by its size and gave up. Maybe you’re obsessed with the popular HBO series, or maybe you’ve … Read More

50 Years After “The Feminine Mystique”: Where Are We Now?

February 20, 2013 | Brittany Haak | 241 Comments

50 years ago, The Feminine Mystique was published and Betty Friedan became a household name in the feminist movement. Widely hailed as the book that ushered in the ‘second-wave of feminism‘, The Feminine Mystique remains on bookshelves today. Although the book was … Read More

Illuminati Girl Gang: A Movement for Female Creativity

February 18, 2013 | Ana Alvarez | 50 Comments

Here are some things I love: All girl groups, poetry, alternative publications, the Internet, collages, and girls spilling their guts. Illuminati Girl Gang gives me all of these things, plus the squeely, happy feeling when you find a space filled … Read More

Craving My Country’s Herstory

January 8, 2013 | Sully Moreno | 35 Comments

When I was a high school student in Panama, history was one of my least favorite subjects. I’m not sure if the textbook was bland or the lectures were unengaging or I just didn’t like memorizing so many dates, but … Read More

Gabby Douglas Publishes New Memoir on Breaking Boundaries and Olympic Triumphs

December 28, 2012 | Jackie Klein | 59 Comments

It’s pretty unusual for an Olympic athlete to write a memoir so soon after winning gold, yet on December 4th, Gabby Douglas released hers. It might seem a little strange, but then again, so might her story. Only 16-years-old, Gabby … Read More

Ada Lovelace Day & the Fascinating Woman Who Inspired It

October 16, 2012 | Kate Russell | 35 Comments

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Now, if that name sounds familiar but you can’t quite place who this incredible woman was or what she did to earn herself her own day every October 16, don’t worry. Let this is your official … Read More