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The passing of Sally Ride (61) yesterday prompted many to remember and celebrate her influence. The first American woman in space in 1983, Ride took her role as a role model to young women seriously, creating the Sally Ride Science foundation in 2001. The program reaches out to boys and girls to interest them in the areas of math and science, fields that fascinated a young Sally enough to make her pursue a career in physics. She died a celebrated physicist and cosmonaut. Sally made her history-changing trip to space in 1983 on the United States Challenger. Read More
She's senator and she knows it. Mindy Meyer, a 22-year-old orthodox Jewish law student from Flatbush is running for New York state senate  on the Republican and Conservative Party lines against Democratic State Sen. Kevin Parker. And these colors don't run- specifically, the color pink. Mindy's website may  hurt your eyeballs with its decor, or your ears with LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know it" on repeat in the background.  Her slogan is "I'm Senator and I Know it. Read More
Update: Defense attorneys for the two teenage boys have officially withdrawn their motion to hold Savannah in contempt for tweeting her attackers' names after the case gained worldwide recognition. Phew! Upset by what she felt was a lenient plea bargain for two teen boys who plead guilty to assaulting her and circulating pictures of the incident, 17-year-old Savannah Dietrich turned to Twitter to share her frustration. “There you go, lock me up,” she tweeted, according to the Courier Journal. “I’m not protecting anyone that made my life a living Hell. Read More
Hyatt hotels are currently being boycotted, with great support from feminist and LGBQT activists. Tiger Beatdown reports on the terrible worker abuses fueling this boycott, and I, for one, am pretty horrified by them. Here they are: - Branches around the country have fired many of their workers and brought on contract workers, who are temps but end up staying for months or even years, and don’t get any benefits, get paid less than regular employees, and are not allowed to participate in the hotel’s events. - There has been sexual and racial harassment of employees. Read More
Lizz Winstead, creator of The Daily Show and recently featured in BUST Magazine's June/July issue, will read from her collection of essays Lizz Free or Die tonight, as part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s summer reading series. Winstead's collection of essays is an account of her life, which has been influenced by sexism and her struggles against it. Read More