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Rosie The Riveter has been a feminist icon for decades, but who really was the bandana'ed heroine? Well, she wasn’t just one woman: She was a symbol of the 60,000 who joined the workforce during WWII. When men left their jobs to enlist in the armed forces, women’s employment rose from 27% to 37%, with most of them taking on jobs in defense industries. In 1942, The Westinghouse Power Company commissioned Jay Howard Miller to create a promotional poster to boost morale amongst female employees. But...
In the decades since Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights for women are still ripe with stigma and judgment from others. Women are still socially expected to keep to themselves about their abortions, like a dirty little secret. Thankfully, women, like Girls actress, Jemima Kirke, have not kept silent about their choices.   Back in 2007, Kirke became pregnant by her boyfriend at the time. Not feeling financially ready or wanting to be attached to the boyfriend for the rest of her life, Kirke decided to end her...
Attention Primpers: The L train is out of service this Sunday (boo!) But don't worry! You can get to Williamsburg and back with Uber's special $5 deal this weekend, via their  UberPOOL service! Read more here.× Are you looking to find a new wardrobe staple, get your hair done, or just enjoy a fabulous day out with friends? Well, the second annual BUST Craftacular’s Primped is coming this weekend to fulfill all your lustful spring shopping desires! A celebration of intersectional beauty, indie fashion, and vintage flare, the festivities are...
 If you're the kind of femmey-femme who likes to paint her face with all kinds of cosmetics, but don't like the idea of smearing chemicals all over yourself, have we got a treat for you at Primped this Sunday!Lady-owned makeup company The Organic Face will be there, and they'll be giving free makeup makeovers at their booth.  The Organic Face makes all kinds of makeup—from your usual foundations, eye shadows, mascaras, etc -- to fancier fair, such as their airbrush system. Their foundation comes in all...
To teach her daughter about inspiring African American women, Chauncia Boyd Rogers dressed Ava Noelle up as some of the most influential ladies in American history. Despite the fact that they're just taken with a cellphone, these photos give us all an adorable HER-story lesson.    Phillis Wheatley is both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.  Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the first black, female pilot. She was also the first African-American to hold an international pilot license.  Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African-American to study...