You're more likely to die during sex than the numbers suggest

Here's a little anecdote that shows how hard it is to get accurate data on risk. Just to keep things spicy, the "risk" involved is the likelihood of dying from a fatal heart attack during sex. It's more complicated than it seems. » 1/12/14 5:30pm 1/12/14 5:30pm

Breaking News! Female Protagonists Are Still Rare in Gaming and Movies

Despite Geena Davis's simple, two-step process (so easy, a misogynistic producer can use!), women remain woefully underrepresented both behind and within the scenes of the movie and gaming industries. » 1/05/14 2:30pm 1/05/14 2:30pm

UK Women Under 50 Diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Record Numbers

Breast cancer researchers in the UK have noticed a troubling trend recently, which is that more women under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with breast cancer. A record number of women under 50, actually — according to Cancer Research UK, 10,068 women under the age of 50 in the UK were diagnosed with the disease in… » 5/03/13 9:40am 5/03/13 9:40am

Lipsyncing for Your Life: A Highly Detailed Survival Analysis of

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm a big fan of RuPaul's Drag Race. The transformation, the glamour, the sheer eleganza extravanga is something my life needs to interrupt the monotony of grad school. I was able to catch up on nearly four seasons in a little less than a month, and I've been watching the… » 3/11/13 6:00pm 3/11/13 6:00pm

Show This Depressing Graph to the Rape Apologist in Your Life

The next time some dick is all, "...but what about all those false rape accusations?" show him this excellent (albeit very sad) graph from The Enliven Project, which used data from Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey and FBI reports to show just how often rapes are reported (not often) and how… » 1/07/13 5:40pm 1/07/13 5:40pm

The Funnest Factoids From The White House Report On Women

There may be no new studies in the just-released White House Report on Women, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to learn from the report, which conveniently culls all relevant government data on women. That includes some breakdowns of things we've been hearing about for awhile — women's education attainment… » 3/02/11 10:02am 3/02/11 10:02am