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Women’s History Month

<b>The Origins of Women’s History Month</b><p>During the 1970s, there was a growing sense by many women that “history” as taught in school — and especially in …

Young girl celebrates historic black women in educational photo series

Photographer Marc Bushelle isn't just making beautiful photos, he's empowering his daughter, and thousands of other young girls, with every …

GE publicly commits to hiring more women with a gorgeous ad directed by Nicole Holofcener.

One reason for the dearth of female leadership in science, technology engineering, and math fields is that there aren’t enough women in the …

Hidden figures: the history of Nasa’s black female scientists

The diversity of Nasa’s workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation<p>“Mrs Land worked as a computer out at Langley,” my father said, taking a right turn out of the parking lot of the First Baptist church …

Reservations About Films: Disney’s Pocahontas

Posted on September 11, 2015<p>Disney’s animated story of <i>Pocahontas</i> has been viewed by millions of children around the world since the film’s release in …

The xx’s Record Label Calls Out Hugo Boss Ad on Plagiarism

On their 2009 debut LP, the xx emerged with a minimalist style built on probing synth textures and chiming guitars. Critics were bewitched by the …

Sky Ferreira Joins Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey in Forthcoming Film Elvis & Nixon

Sky Ferreira has joined the cast of the Liza Johnson-helmed film <i>Elvis & Nixon</i>, <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports. She joins a cast that will feature Michael Shannon as Elvis, Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, and a supporting cast that now includes Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, and Evan …

FKA twigs Gets Tied Up in "Pendulum" Video

FKA twigs has shared the video for "Pendulum", a highlight from last year's <i>LP1</i>. It's directed by twigs herself, and begins with the singer tied up with her own hair before taking a stranger turn. Check it out below, via MTV. <b>Update</b>: Viewers outside the U.S. can watch it here.<p>Read our recent …

Donald Trump's worst nightmare is running for governor of Maryland.

"I hope Marylanders will agree the best man for the job is a woman," Krishanti Vignarajah announced, officially declaring her entry into Maryland's …

A long-term way to counter white nationalists: Electing more black women

For progressives looking to take the long view against white nationalists, Oakland organizer Aimee Allison has an idea: help her new organization …

#WomensMonth: 8 women making their mark in politics

Cape Town - The words 'youth' and 'politics' never used to go together. And as recently as 10 years ago, women in politics were few and far in …

South Africa

How The Women of SCOTUS Are Trying To Salvage American Democracy

On Tuesday this week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments on a case Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has described as “the most …

Feminism

She Ran "Let Girls Learn." Now She's Running for Governor.

New mom Krishanti Vignarajah is a former Obama official now running for governor of Maryland.<p>Krishanti Vignarajah was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she gave the commencement address at Hood College this past May. In her speech — which did not end abruptly with her water breaking on the stage — she …

Michelle Obama

Democracy for America

Democracy for America supporters like you are mobilizing to resist Donald Trump -- and defeat Trump Republicans in elections cross the country. Are …

Donald Trump

The Women of Congress Share Their Best Advice on How to Be a Boss

"When someone sells you short, you have to ‘kill ‘em with competence."<p>From Representative Stephanie Murphy to Senator Kamala Harris, nine congresswomen share their best advice to lead well.

Dame Vera Lynn leads list of this year's top-selling female artists

Singer who was ‘forces’ sweetheart’ has highest-selling album released by woman in 2017, the year of her 100th birthday<p>Dame Vera Lynn, the wartime singer who celebrated her 100th birthday this year, has sold more copies than any other album released by a female artist in the UK this year.<p>The …

Dua Lipa

The More Women In The Operating Room, The Better It Is For Doctors And Patients

As more women are becoming surgeons, the surgical field is changing.<p>When Dr. Rosemary Kozar was applying to hospitals for her surgical residency, she made sure to skip the makeup, put on glasses and tie her hair back in a ponytail. She wanted to be taken seriously as a surgical resident, and was …

All in a day’s work: Doing a job that I love where women are treated as equals - Margaret Conway, Project Manager at McAleer & Rushe

<b>Margaret Conway is a project manager at McAleer & Rushe in Belfast who has recently earned a place in the record books as the first woman to win the</b> …