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Iranian Women Defy Ban from Watching Sports with Men for World Cup

Iranian women arrested for watching The World Cup in public with men.  Read More »

President Obama Plans Two Executive Orders to Boost Equal Pay for Women

For Equal Pay Day, the day on the year’s calendar that marks the approximate extra time the average American woman would need to earn as much as the average man did in the prior year, President Obama plans to bypass the "do-nothing" Congress to promote equal pay with two new executive actions. Read More »

President Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gloria Steinem, Oprah Winfrey

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem Read More »

From Radio to Radio - with child stardom and radical feminist politics in between

MAKER Robin Morgan was an adolescent radio sensation-turned feminist activist who helped lead the unprecedented first protest against at the Miss America pageant....and now she's returning to radio! Read More »

HelloGiggles Asks 5 Writers "Why Do Girls' Voices Matter in the Media?"

As people ask where the young feminists of tomorrow are, activists and writers like Shelby Knox and Lindy West have stated the answer loud and clear: they're on the internet. Read More »

About Face: Military Service and Miss America

I fully admit it—I’m steeped in judgment about beauty pageants as an industry, and I still wrestle with assumptions about the women and girls who participate in them. Read More »

Remembering "The First Lady of Wall Street," Muriel Siebert

Muriel Siebert certainly made her mark on American history. In 1967, after having her application rejected nine times, she succeeded in becoming the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Read More »

Remembering Helen Thomas, A Genuine Trailblazer

Helen Thomas was a true MAKER and a genuine trailblazer. Read More »

Jane Austen to Grace the Ten Pound Note!

In exciting news, the Bank of England has provided a computer generated mock of what the new design on the 10-pound note will be: Jane Austen!  Read More »

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