The top ten female icons of advertising

We’ve got Madge the Manicurist and Rosie the Riveter – plus, the little umbrella girl from Morton’s which goes all the way back to 1914 – from Advertising Age: This venerable ad icon was originally an afterthought, one of three substitute ideas that agency W. Ayer & Co. pitched in case the company rejected 12 …

Star Wars R2-D2 Bra – and more handpainted geek bras

These beauties are handpainted, permanent and washable. And very popular. I’m not even going to say guys buy these for your ladies, because I know there are plenty of geek girls out there. They will buy it for themselves! I included a few delicates, visit the full site on Etsy for all of them.   …

Healthcare reform for women – beginning today no co-pay for preventive care like mammograms, contraception

Under the Affordable Care Act, for the first time ever, women will now have access to life-saving preventive care, such as mammograms and contraception, without paying any more out of their own pockets.     Today, we move yet another step closer to giving women control over their health care. In addition to the benefits …

Girls in STEM: A New Generation of Women in Science

Girls in STEM, featuring young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair in February, shines a spotlight on these extraordinary young role models and their exciting projects — ranging from a machine that detects buried landmines, to a prosthetic hand device, to a lunchbox that …

Top 5 girl surfers charging the world’s heaviest waves

The five finalists for the Billabong Girls Overall Performance category of the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards. The rides depicted are just examples — the performance award acknowledges overall excellence over the entire year. ¬†– BillabongXXL   The 2nd girl in the video,¬†Maya Gabeira, won the 2012 Overall Performance Award.

HBO posts first episode of new show, Girls, on YouTube until May 14

In a new twist for HBO, they have posted episode 1 of their new series, Girls, on YouTube. The show, which will only be available until May 14, is about four college graduates struggling to get by in New York City. A sort-of Sex in the City, the early years. The bio from HBO: Created …

The untold story of American superheroines

Yesterday, I wrote about the need for women writers and artists in comic books, highlighting a very successful Kickstarter project, Womanthology. The project was so successful that they have an offshoot. A documentary about female super heroes that premiered at South by Southwest 2012: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and …

Kids in 3rd grade are 8 years old and 20% have cell phones

Kids in the third grade are, on average, eight years old. Nowadays, 20 percent of third-grade boys and 18 percent of third-grade girls already have a cell phone, according to a 2011 study of 20,766 Massachusetts elementary, middle, and high school students. By the time the kids reach fifth grade, 39% of the kids have …