17-Year-Old Girl Beats Incumbent State Delegate in Primary Election

Saira Blair, a West Virginia resident who will graduate high school later this month, just defeated a sitting state delegate in her district's primary election. This is a very notable accomplishment for any teen, but it is especially notable for a second-semester senior (a subset of the student population whose daily… »5/14/14 4:45pm5/14/14 4:45pm

Lady Scientists Organize Mass Wikipedia Edit to Honor Ada Lovelace Day

All the way back in 1842, when humans still spent all their time huddled around in the dark, gnawing on potatoes and reveling in abject confusion (basically), brilliant genius Ada Lovelace penned the world's first computer program. Nowadays, Ada Lovelace is a women-in-STEM hero; annually, we honor her and celebrate… »10/11/13 12:30pm10/11/13 12:30pm

Scary Spice Only Knows One Phrase, and It's 'Girl Power'

This morning on Today featured a discussion about post-baby body acceptance and included an interview with 4th Trimester Project's Ashlee Well Jackson. After an impassioned speech by one woman about how she wanted to respect and honor her body after making it through two home births, cohost Mel B (aka Scary Spice… »9/23/13 1:10pm9/23/13 1:10pm

'I Am Sure in Your Mind That This Was Some Big Step for Girl Power'

Most of us have received a crap email or two in our day. You know the type — the ex who tries to make you feel bad about yourself, the forgotten hookup who's convinced he was the most important person in your life, the date who inelegantly demands a second chance. But these are all garden-variety assholery compared to… »3/05/12 3:45pm3/05/12 3:45pm