July 2014

Daily Five: What Do You See in the Mirror?

1. Get inspired with Misty Copeland's ode to strength. She's a MAKER, too! 2. What do you see in the mirror? A piece about judgment and self-love. 3... Read More »

Finding My Way

by Harilyn Rousso It is a few days since I have arrived in this lush city in South America to attend a working conference on violence against women,... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Bethany Hamilton Wins Pipeline Women's Pro

In October 2003, when Bethany Hamilton was 13, she went for a morning surf in Kauai. A 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm below t... Read More »

Misty Copeland's Under Armour Ad Will Make You Feel Like Flying

She stands, calves flexed, poised on toe shoes. A voiceover reads a rejection letter listing her physical faults. It ends, pointedly: "You have the w... Read More »

Birth Control is 100 Years Old: MAKERS Reflect On Its Evolution

For 100 years of birth control, Planned Parenthood created this timeline of groundbreaking moments, surprising statistics, and the ups and downs of le... Read More »

Daily Five: Appreciating Hillary Clinton and Emily Brontë

1. A great response to #WomenAgainstFeminism. We still live in a world where gender matters. 2. 41 times Hillary Clinton was outta control sassy. The... Read More »

Five Things You Never Knew About Emily Brontë and Wuthering Heights

It's Emily Brontë's birthday today, and we're honoring the woman who wrote the famed English classic, Wuthering Heights. The shyest of her sisters, Em... Read More »

Daily Five: Meet the Woman Behind 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

1. Tech's ugly gender problem. Where a VC can say he doesn't invest in women. 2. How to build a feminist work space. "Strong female leadership can be... Read More »

Football Star Sam Gordon is Back on the Field

Football star Sam Gordon is back on the field, trying out for youth tackle football after spending the last year focusing on soccer. "She made the sta... Read More »

Daily Five: Cats Against Feminism and Taking Action Against Street Harassment

1. Mandated paid leave makes it more likely women will stay in the workforce. 2. Why not admit we didn't wake up like this? "It takes a lot of money... Read More »

Lucy Beats Her Male Counterpart at the Box Office

Lucy came out on top at the box office this weekend, making $44 million in North American theatres. The action thriller, starring a drug-enhanced, sup... Read More »

Daily Five: Girl Geeks Rule Comic-Con

1. 26 things feminists are tired of hearing. Accompanied by amazing GIFs including Liz Lemon and Britney Spears. 2. Educated women aren't more likel... Read More »

Mary Poppins Quits, Plus 5 Things You Should Know About America’s Minimum Wage

You might know her as Veronica Mars, Sarah Marshall from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, or the sloth-obsessed actress on Ellen. Kristen Bell is good at de... Read More »

This Day in History: Svetlana Savitskaya’s Space Walk

30 years ago today, Svetlana Savitskaya was welding metal in space. In the temperate outer space climate of minus 455 degrees fahrenheit, Svetlana tes... Read More »

Daily Five: CEOs Have a Warped Sense of Time

1. What would happen if more women designed/marketed lady products. Do you have anything to add? 2. Broadening contraception communication. So studen... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Jenette Kahn’s Comic-Con

In 2010, San Diego's Comic-Con International was trying out a new-fangled online scheduling system. It showed that only 77 people were signed up to at... Read More »

Daily Five: On Presidential Candidates and Bikini Bodies

1. Why Michele Bachmann should run for president. In two eye-opening charts. 2. Could Elizabeth Warren run too? Is it time for multiple women to ent... Read More »

Modern TV's Feminist Star Speaks Out: "I Need Birth Control"

Last night Lena Dunham stirred up conversation on Twitter when she posted:   I need birth control because I have endometriosis and it helps mana... Read More »


Daily Five: Venture Capital's Problem With Women in the Boardroom

1. Venture Capital's problem with women in the boardroom. And how it effects the entrepreneurs that need them. 2. The Big 12 football conference has... Read More »

MAKERS Announces Six New Documentaries at TCA Press Tour

Today the MAKERS team is in Los Angeles to announce our six new documentaries at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour. We're excited... Read More »

Daily Five: How to Raise Kind Children

1. Don't worry so much about being 'nice.' Trust yourself. 2. How to raise kind children. A Harvard study has some clues. 3. In praise of broads.... Read More »

Daily Five: Getting Mad and Busting Myths

1. Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric. "Sexist tripe" is the word Rebecca Traister uses.  2. In celebration of Mandela Day, rewa... Read More »

Nelson Mandela’s Impact on Women

Nelson Mandela said, "Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression." As South Africa's first democra... Read More »

Daily Five: We Find Out More From America's New Ninja Warrior

1. MAKER Margaret Cho is a 'Tacky' dancer. Her shoulder shimmies are really, really GIF-worthy. Someone make one. 2. Elaine Stritch knew how to rock... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Diahann Carroll Stars in 'Julia'

"Earlier in my life television was not an option for me, or for anyone who looked like me," Diahann Carroll said. She was born in 1939. When she start... Read More »