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One made us love Lucy, another brought the funny to Carol Burnett, and a third was the first female TV exec in history. Meet the broads who fought their way into the early days of broadcasting. When The Mary Tyler Moore Show presented a single (and happy) workin’ urban gal in the early ’70s, it was considered a trailblazer—one of the rare television shows that portrayed a modern woman without being patronizing. TV has come a long way since then, baby. Read More
   "I am such a big fan of Britney Spears. I love ALL her songs which gave me reason to create a portrait of her in Corn Flakes form," explains artist Sarah Rosado, who clearly wasn't listening when her parents told her not to play with her food.   Rosado is based out of the Bronx, where she creates images of famous female singers using cornflakes and kitchen utensils. Her inspiration? A breakfast playlist that inspires her to get crafty. Not only do we love cereal (especially the chocolate-y kind); we also love Rosado and her creative take on some of our favorite ladies. Read More
The race for the White House has begun, and both sides are doing their best to attract female voters for their party. Democrats are riding hard on the Hillary train, knowing that she will not only perform with women but voters overall; the GOP keeps trying to get its foot in the lady door, but keeps picking complete assholes to speak on its behalf. Cue: Rand Paul. Rand Paul—in his unparalleled idiotic wisdom—said that the election of a female president would not be a huge achievement at all. Read More
Meryl Streep is taking yet another step on the path of being amazing by funding a screenwriters lab for femlae writers over 40. Can we get a hell yeah!?! The group will be run by New York Women in Film and Television and organized by Iris, a collective of female filmmakers. It will be called, plainly and perfectly, Writers Lab. Streep announced her involvement during a Sunday panel at Tribeca Film Festival. According to the website, the application period begins  May 1st and end June 1st 2015 at 5pm EST (make a note of that, potential submitters!). Read More
Almost one year ago, more than 200 girls were abducted in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. The internet was in uproar, people published graphic after graphic, world leaders swore to be involved—but in spite of all those promises and stances, 219 girls are still missing. A series of turbulent events both in the United States and internationally has turned media attention away from these young women and to other issues. International efforts—including negotiating jailed Boko Haram fighters for the girls—has failed. Read More
Despite the progress women have made in education and all the campaigns that encourage women to seek out more fulfilling job opportunities, women are still not on track to attain equal pay with men—at least in our lifetimes. IWPR’s series, Status of Women in the States: 2015, released its latest installment, and reported that the number of women living above the poverty line has dropped from 87.9% in 2002 to 85.4% since 2013. According to Daily Beast, these gaps are more vivid in Southern states like Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Read More
Although Hillary Clinton has yet to announce her candidacy for president, early 2016 polls are indicating that the former Secretary of State has already built an impressive demographic coalition. How impressive? She has already surpassed the heights that President Barack Obama reached in 2008 and 2012.   Young Voters: Numbers show that Hillary has an incredible lead over her Republican opponents when it comes to young people between the ages 18-39. Check it out: Clinton: 63/former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: 30 (Clinton leads 53-41 overall among registered voters) Clinton: 67/Texas Sen. Read More
The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom focuses on ending war by finding its roots. This month they will be commemorating 100 years of fighting the good fight. In celebration, they will be holding a Centennial Congress at the Hague where they first organized during WWII. This will be followed by an international conference (April 27 - 29, 2015) during which WILPF's international global campaign, Women's Power to Stop War, will culminate. Read More
Instagram has a problem with periods. Recently, the social media app removed several pictures uploaded by poet and photographer Rupi Kaur because they violated the "community guidelines." Her violation was posting pictures that showed her menstruating. Part of an artistic collaboration between Rupi and Prabh Kaur, the art project was done to expose that even though we are comfortable with sexualizing women, belittling and abusing them, we are still disgusted by the menstrual cycle. Read More
Well, it has officially happened. Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced he will be running for president in 2016 (we’re groaning too). Aside from spouting that we Americans need to “return to the truth” and how “it’s going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to make America great again,” Cruz has ironically been the one ending up way behind on the polls, without much support from his colleagues. But alright, Mr. Read More