Awesome Verizon Commercial About Inspiring Girls

Awesome Verizon Commercial About Inspiring Girls

Verizon’s new commercial shows what happens when we teach girls that there are things they can’t or shouldn’t do just because of their gender. The goal of the commercial is to highlight the need to encourage more girls to pursue their interest in STEM fields, like science,  engineering, and others. The message is clear–we need to learn to give girls […]

Funny, New HelloFlo Commercial

Funny, New HelloFlo Commercial

So you remember the first HelloFlo commercial, where a girl gets her period at camp? We’ll they’ve released a second one. This time, a girl uses nail polish to fake her period. Let us know what you think!

A 19-Year-Old’s Journey To Self-Acceptance

A 19-Year-Old’s Journey To Self-Acceptance

  Two weeks ago, student journalist Victoria Erickson submitted one of her pieces to Jennifer Pastiloff’s website, The Manifest Station. Much to Victoria’s surprise and excitement, Pastiloff posted her self-described “gutsy-vulnerable” piece, “I Like This Picture of my Cellulite: A 19 Year Old’s Journey to Self-Acceptance”. A second year student at the University of Iowa, Victoria wrote the piece after […]

Fox News Host Calls Out Her Own Network’s Skin Fetish For Making Women Hate Their Bodies

Fox News Host Calls Out Her Own Network’s Skin Fetish For Making Women Hate Their Bodies

Fox News host calls out her own network’s skin fetish for making women hate their bodies (via Raw Story ) Fox News host Sandra Smith on Monday pointed to images shown own her network as one of the reasons women have unrealistic expectations about their bodies. During Monday’s episode of Out Numbered — where four female hosts are joined by […]

Delta Brings ’80s Inspired Nostalgia To A Totally Rad Safety Video

Delta Brings ’80s Inspired Nostalgia To A Totally Rad Safety Video

  This is just amazing. Especially if you grew up in the ’80s. Delta Airlines was apparently looking for ways to get people to watch those boring safety videos, so they made an entertaining one. Keep an eye out for Alf, Teddy Ruxpin and Rubik’s Cube. Not to mention big hair, mullets and the crappy MIDI soundtrack.


What Does It Mean To Throw Like A Girl? Always Has An Anwer

What Does It Mean To Throw Like A Girl? Always Has An Anwer

We all had that moment when we were teenagers–you’re watching TV and the moment your parents walk into the room, a maxi pad commercial comes on. And it’s totally embarrassing for your 14-year-old self. Well, this is a different kind of feminine hygiene commercial. Always asks girls and young women what it means to do something “like a girl,” and […]

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How Well Do You Know The First Amendment?

How Well Do You Know The First Amendment?

The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights plays an everyday role in our lives and increasingly, it seems, in an awful lot of Supreme Court decisions (i.e. Hobby Lobby, Citizens United).  However, only a small number of Americans really know or understand what is contained in the amendment. The Maddow Blog published the following graph to illustrate our thin […]

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Guy Turns Justice Ginsburg’s Dissent Into A Song

Guy Turns Justice Ginsburg’s Dissent Into A Song

Taking some artistic liberties  - we’re guessing that Justice Ginsburg didn’t say ‘slut-shaming’ – Jonathan Mann has turned parts of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the “Hobby Lobby” case into a song. If you’re so inclined you can read the entire dissent on Scribd.

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Divorce Parties: Cause for Celebration Or Further Evidence That We Have Become Blasé When It Comes To Ending Marriages?

Divorce Parties: Cause for Celebration Or Further Evidence That We Have Become Blasé When It Comes To Ending Marriages?

The lavish celebration with a sit-down dinner, cocktail reception and a band came with a $25,000 price tag. The woman of the evening dressed in white; her father walked down the aisle in front of a chapel-like structure created for the event and a bouquet was tossed later in the evening. At another, similarly-themed party, the smiling couple cut their […]

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​The One Rule For Building Your Company Culture

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By Heidi Roizen At about 6am on an otherwise uneventful morning, the fire sprinklers in T/Maker’s stockroom went off for no apparent reason, destroying almost everything in the room. The timing could not have been worse. We were on fumes financially – pre-VC and bootstrapping by a razor thin margin. The latest update of our product was in beta, but […]

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A Senior Executive At HP Predicts More Women In Top Tech Jobs

A Senior Executive At HP Predicts More Women In Top Tech Jobs

Silicon Republic recently reported that Bethany Mayer, HP’s senior vice-president and general manager of Network Functions Virtualization Business, thinks that it’s only a matter of time before we see more women in top tier tech jobs. In recent weeks we spoke to Mayer about how she believed the culture of leadership in the technology industry is changing and the proportion of female leaders in senior […]

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Born On The Fourth Of July: Famous Women With Patriotic Birthdays

Born On The Fourth Of July: Famous Women With Patriotic Birthdays

On Independence Day we thought it would be fun to recognize some accomplished (and accomplished in the future) American women. Presidential Daughter Malia Obama turns 16 this year. Her mother has indicated that she’s learning to drive. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Jakarta Gloria Stuart (1910-2010), Oscar Nominated Actress. Stuart is most famous for her role as the grandmother in […]

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Are YOU a Liger Mom?

Are YOU a Liger Mom?

By Liz Faria, A Mothership Down When becoming a new parent, there are a myriad of decisions to make. Breastfeed or bottle feed? Circumcise or don’t circumcise? (Parents of girls, you dodged a REAL bullet there). What type of stroller should I get? A “jogger” even though I have no real intention of jogging with my baby, ever? Or a […]

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The Daily Show Nails It Again: Campus Safety Is Not The Same For Young Women

The Daily Show Nails It Again: Campus Safety Is Not The Same For Young Women

This sketch from The Daily Show is simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. Building on the recent scandal at James Madison University, Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper give campus safety tips to young men and women attending college and the differences couldn’t be more stark. Jordan: And here’s the big one guys: Don’t pass out on the couch. Someone might draw a […]

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Bikinis For All

Bikinis For All

“It’s swimsuit season!” — an annual fashion magazine headline that strikes fear in the hearts of many (most?) women.  Swimsuits for All is out to change all that. They’re making fashionable bikinis for women of a certain size.  I’m still not sure if they’d get me into one of these, but the two-piece suits are certainly a lot more fun […]

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How Does Children’s Media Relate To Equal Pay?

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The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is focused on increasing and improving the representation of women and girls in media. Building on the idea that young girls “cant be what they can’t see” they’ve created an organization call SeeJane.org. The way that women and girls are represented in media is no small matter. Let’s take the is the […]

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Violent And Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids Are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

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by Heather Vogell ProPublica, June 19, 2014, 5 a.m. Sometimes, Carson later told his mother, workers would run the fan to make him stop yelling. A thick metal door with locks which they threw, clank-clank-clank separated the autistic boy from the rest of the decrepit building in Chesapeake, Virginia, just south of Norfolk. But such limits don’t apply to public […]

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How To Be A Feminist Boyfriend (And Why Everyone Should Have One)

How To Be A Feminist Boyfriend (And Why Everyone Should Have One)

How to be a feminist boyfriend (and why everyone should have one) (via http://dailymaine.com) The conversation around misogyny, social inequality and feminism has been explosive since the recent #YesAllWomen campaign ignited in response to the horrific violence at UCSB. Women’s rights (or “all people’s rights” as I like to call it)…  

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Teacher Tenure: Necessary Evil Or Outdated Education Policy?

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Last week, a California judge struck down the state’s teacher tenure and seniority policies.  Rolf M. Treu, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge, declared the state’s laws governing job security unconstitutional “because they harmed predominantly low-income, minority students by allowing incompetent instructors to remain in the classroom.” Treu went on to say that the policy imposes “a real and appreciable […]

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4Chan’s #EndFathersDay Hoax Brings Out the Best/Worst Of The Interwebs

4Chan’s #EndFathersDay Hoax Brings Out the Best/Worst Of The Interwebs

The merry pranksters (hacktavists? douchebags?) of the internet, 4Chan successfully pulled a fast one this weekend. According to The Daily Dot, they launched the twitter hashtag #EndFathersDay in order to make fools of misguided “feminists.” It also brought out troll-ish, men’s rights types. Based on some of the tweets we’ve seen it apparently needs to be said that MAN-HATING ISN’T […]

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This Is Why Tech’s Diversity Won’t Change Any Time Soon

This Is Why Tech’s Diversity Won’t Change Any Time Soon

This Is Why Tech’s Diversity Won’t Change Any Time Soon (via Dice News in Tech) Since Google last week gave the world a look at the diversity of its workforce–or lack thereof–the tech media has been full of articles dissecting what most people already knew: The industry is pretty much male and white. Google said that just 30…  

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