Posts tagged "national womens history month"

What Does Feminism Mean To You?

"Feminism" is a loaded word for many, and it has changed over time. These days, a homemaker can still call herself a feminist, and so can those of us who get waxed. Since it's National Women's History Month and all, we thought we'd explore the label a bit by asking…
By: Lyn Lomasi / March 17, 2010

Donyale Luna Was A Strange Beauty

Not much is known about Donyale Luna, one of the first black supermodels, except that she was weird and beautiful. It is believed that Donyale created the story of her heritage from her imagination. Born Peggy Anne Freeman in Detroit in 1946 to parents Peggy and Nathaniel Freeman, Donyale was hardly truthful rather creative about…
By: Annika Harris / March 11, 2010

Female Pilots From The ’40s Finally Get Recognition

During World War II, when the United States faced a pilot shortage, more than 1,100 women filled the gap. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) served as civilian volunteers from 1942 to 1944, flying new planes from factories to military bases, testing planes, and towing targets to give gunners training (they flew planes with a moving…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 9, 2010

Elizabeth Smith Miller: The First Woman To Wear Pants

When you were deciding what to wear this morning, did you consider that pants for women were once unheard of? Nowadays, pants are a major wardrobe staple for women, and many of us rarely wear skirts or dresses at all. But less than two centuries ago, it simply wasn't acceptable. One woman, Elizabeth Smith Miller,…
By: Annika Harris / March 9, 2010

What Women Have Helped You Become Who You Are Today?

March is National Women's History Month, so we asked readers on our "Do Tell" newsletter subscribers to tell us what ladies have inspired them, helping them become who they are today. What women have influence your life? Share your story in the comments.
By: The Frisky / March 9, 2010

Smithsonian Channel Spotlights “Women In Science”

The Smithsonian Channel is focusing on determined lady conservationists this Women's History Month during a new programming block called "Women in Science." These female scientists have stepped out of their labs and into the wild in efforts to study and protect the creatures and environments they hold dear. The premiere episode, "…
By: Annika Harris / March 5, 2010

Women’s (Style) History Month: Mary Quant

We all know the name Coco Chanel and have probably seen at least one of the films about her life, even if it's the awful/awesome Lifetime movie starring Shirley MacLaine. And while we drool over Chanel handbags as much as the next girl, there are other women who have influenced fashio…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 5, 2010

Diane Von Furstenberg’s Female Empowerment Playlist

Diane on Furstenberg wants to help you celebrate International Women's Day on March 8. Not only is she handing out "DVF Awards" to inspirational women this month, but she's also created a compilation of tunes performed by awesome, empowering ladies. DVF Presents … "Proud to Be Woman" features song…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 3, 2010

9 Things American Women Take For Granted

Celebrate National Women's History Month on The Frisky this month! We'll be highlighting cool, inspiring ladies and talking about the ways women have gotten ahead over the years. Women have never had it easy, but we have more opportunities and freedom than we did even a century ago. Keep reading for nine right…
By: Angela Epps / March 2, 2010

Glamour Celebrates 12 Female Icons

The April issue of Glamour features a pretty awesome spread of current female stars channeling icons in women's history. My favorites? Alexis Bleddel as Rosie the Riveter, Hayden Panettiere as Amelia Earhart, and America Ferrera as Dolores Huerta. Some of the choices were more pop culture oriented (Lindsay Lohan as "Like A Virgin" era Madonna,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2009