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Girl on a Mission

Maria Mitchell (second from left) and her students measure the Sun’s rotation from the movement of sunspots.Credit: Vassar College Library.

Girl Power: 15 Modern Female Astronomers And Their Astronomical Contributions In STEM

It’s no secret that women have had to fight for equal rights and are still having to do so. History is a great reminder of how far women have come. […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Learning The Real History Of Thanksgiving From Native American Women

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Learning The Real History Of Thanksgiving From Native American Women

Welcome to another Feminist Friday column – the Thanksgiving edition. This is the time of year that, for many, it is seen as a celebration, a time to gather with […]

Fashion & Beauty

Fangirling Over Four Famous Women Who Made Fashion History With Their Iconic Style

Fangirling Over Four Famous Women Who Made Fashion History With Their Iconic Style

We all take style inspiration from different sources. Everything from politics and culture, to fame and the media has the power to change what we wear — but who are […]

Sports

A History Of Women’s Sports Media Coverage Progress & How Much Further It Needs To Go

A History Of Women’s Sports Media Coverage Progress & How Much Further It Needs To Go

With names like Serena Williams, Lindsey Vonn, and Ronda Rousey dominating today’s sports headlines, it’s easy to forget that a mere 50 years ago we were having an entirely different […]

Feminism

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Black Women’s Impact On Feminism & Pro Choice Men Speaking Out

FEMINIST FRIDAY: Black Women’s Impact On Feminism & Pro Choice Men Speaking Out

Welcome to another edition of Feminist Friday, our regular column where we share a handful of our favorite videos of the week! We’re all about dismantling misconceptions about feminism (sadly […]

Working Women

She Made History As The First Black Woman To Lead Cadets At West Point Military Academy

She Made History As The First Black Woman To Lead Cadets At West Point Military Academy

According to the most recent data available, women currently make up only 15% of active US military members across all branches, a figure that has reportedly not changed since 2002. […]

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‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ Combines The Intersection Of Race, Science & Social Justice

‘The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks’ Combines The Intersection Of Race, Science & Social Justice

By now you may have already seen ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ movie made by HBO, starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne, and Renee Elise Goldsberry. It recounts the true […]

Girl on a Mission

A Woman’s Place Is In The Revolution. These Powerful Images From Around The World & Throughout History Prove It

A Woman’s Place Is In The Revolution. These Powerful Images From Around The World & Throughout History Prove It

A woman’s place is in the revolution, and it turns out, it always has been. Although many of us are keenly aware that women and minorities have not always enjoyed […]

Working Women

Air India Makes History With Its Round-The-World All-Female Flight Crew, From Delhi To San Francisco

Air India Makes History With Its Round-The-World All-Female Flight Crew, From Delhi To San Francisco

Throughout the global airline industry, women make up a mere 5% of commercial pilots. Why, in 2017, is this number still so low? In answer to a question like this, […]

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10 Essential Audiobooks About Women Of Color To Download During Women’s History Month

10 Essential Audiobooks About Women Of Color To Download During Women’s History Month

If your feminism is not intersectional, then how feminist is it? That is the motto we are focusing on this Women’s History Month, where activism, intersectionality, equality and marginalized voices […]

Working Women

History Made: Military Welcomes First Female Infantry Marines, Furthering Gender Integration

History Made: Military Welcomes First Female Infantry Marines, Furthering Gender Integration

In January 2016, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the military would be required to open up all combat roles to all men and women, where women were previously prevented from […]

Entertainment

Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Is The Feminist Answer To ‘Mad Men’ We’ve Been Waiting For

Amazon’s ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Is The Feminist Answer To ‘Mad Men’ We’ve Been Waiting For

It’s seems crazy to think of a moment in our history, not too far behind us, when women were forbidden from doing things in society based on gender, and we’re […]

Interviews

Get Familiar With Fannie Sellins – The Woman Who Fought For Labor Rights For Women In The 1900s

Get Familiar With Fannie Sellins – The Woman Who Fought For Labor Rights For Women In The 1900s

If you do a google search for recent news stories about educational textbooks across the United States, you’ll find some pretty abysmal articles. Whether is the heavy influence of the […]

Entertainment

‘Her Story: The Female Revolution’ Series Celebrates The Activists, Actresses & Leaders Changing The World

‘Her Story: The Female Revolution’ Series Celebrates The Activists, Actresses & Leaders Changing The World

It’s an exciting time for female empowerment the feminist movement. With the amount of elevated conversations about the role of women in society and the movement to increase the types […]

Celebrities

Jennifer Lopez Tracks The Evolution Of Women’s Rights In America In ‘Ain’t Your Mama’

Jennifer Lopez Tracks The Evolution Of Women’s Rights In America In ‘Ain’t Your Mama’

We love the emphasis on female empowerment seen in music lately. While it has always been existent throughout various periods of music, at no time has it been more important […]