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6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women’s History Month, and this Friday is International Women’s Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off the start of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women:  10 days focused on promoting women’s rights worldwide.

What is thi…

By: Sarah Gray / March 7, 2013

Conservative Women To Honor “Gentlemen” On Campus This March

It’s Women’s History Month, sisters, but you wouldn’t know it based on one women’s group’s plans. The Network of Enlightened Women, a conservative group, is hosting its annual Gentleman’s Showcase on college campuses during the month of March. The Gentleman’s Showcase seeks to honor young men who “behave like gentlemen” based on a set of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2011

NJ Parents Freak Over Boys’ “Crossdressing” Fashion Show At Elementary School

It’s never too early to reinforce gender roles!

Wilkins Elementary School in Maple Shade Township has canceled its third grade class’ Women’s History Month fashion show after (wait for it … ) a parent complained that the boys and girls were both asked to create an outfit from a period of women’s history,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 13, 2010

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 women across the country what…

By: Lyn Lomasi / March 17, 2010

At The MoMA Today: See Marina Abramovic’s Live, Nude Performances

On Sunday afternoon I walked between a naked man and woman in public, through a doorway actually. They stared at me as I tried to avoid her breasts and to not graze his genitals with my oversized handbag. I couldn’t make eye contact with them, though I felt their breath. No, this wasn’t a sex…

By: Joanne Hinkel / March 16, 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, “Running with

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 fashion perhaps just as much…

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 songs from Tegan & Sara, Estelle, Mary

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 rights you…

By: Angela Epps / March 2, 2010

Women Who Rock: Marvelyn Brown

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.

MARVELYN BROWN (1984- )

Marvelyn Brown probably never expected to make it to…

By: Shamontiel / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Lydia Thompson

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.

LYDIA THOMPSON (1838-1908)

Born in 1838, Eliza Hodges Thompson was a London dancer,…

By: Stephanie Armstrong / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Josephine Baker

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.

JOSEPHINE BAKER (1906-1975)

Josephine Baker, born on June 3, 1906, was the quintessential “wild…

By: Rebecca Clontz / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Mary McLeod Bethune

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.

MARY McLEOD BETHUNE (1875-1955)

Born July 10, 1875, Mary McLeod Bethune made great…

By: Momie Tullottes / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Gwendolyn Brooks

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday. Since today is the last day of this awesome month, we’ll be going out with a bank, spotlight FIVE women who rock.

GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917-2000)

There are several influential African Americans — women especially &#8212…

By: Ayanna G. / March 31, 2009

Women Who Rock: Gilda Radner

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

GILDA RADNER (1946-1989)

She strides across the stage trailing that impossible cloud of wild curly hair behind her. She stops, smiles sweetly, and sings, “Let’s talk dirty to the animals.” Or she’s Rosanne Rosanna Dana…

By: Linda Johnson / March 30, 2009

Women Who Rock: Grace Hopper

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

GRACE HOPPER (1906-1992)
Born on Dec. 9, 1906 in New York City, computer scientist Grace Hopper led an extraordinary life. She earned a doctorate in mathematics from Yale in 1934 at a time when it wa…

By: Colleen Starr / March 27, 2009
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