Category Archives: Girl stuff

What if action heroes were female?

Thanks, GoldieBlox.

Here’s to honest-to-God aging

star_wars_trailer3-620x412Carrie Fisher ages naturally in the new “Star Wars” movie.

Yes! Yes! And amen!

Little girl catches whale with a Barbie pole

I have nothing more to say, other than her father sounds just beside himself which is very cool. Happy Tuesday.

When politicians talk about defunding Planned Parenthood…

wdbj_pp_activist_150827a-800x430…someone oughta show them this.

So there’s the gender pay gap and then there’s the other nonsense

0925_pay-800x480Not only do women make less than men all the way up the pay scale, but female executives tend to be financially penalized more when the market or the company takes a dip. From Liberty Street Economics:

Compensation of female executives is more exposed to declines in firm value and less exposed to increases in firm value than males’. We find that a 1 percent rise in firm value is associated with a 13 percent rise in firm-specific wealth for female executives and a 44 percent rise for male executives. Conversely, a 1 percent decline in firm value is associated with a 63 percent decline in firm-specific wealth for female executives and a 33 percent decline for males.

Oh, awesome.


The women left out of “Straight Outta Compton” speak up

Right here, at Vanity Fair.

Photoshop and the viral woman

78993dc4-6449-41f6-9039-94ccbdc54967.jpg_resized_A woman’s photo was Photoshopped around the world, to reflect local beauty standards. The photo above is the original. What’s done to this photo around the world is both sad and incredible.