A Record Number of Female Firefighters Are Joining the FDNY This Year 

A record number of women are now New York City firefighters, with four new women set to complete the punishing probationary period and testing to graduate on Friday. They include a single mom, a former Marine, an electrician, and a woman who trained alongside her two brothers. And now for the depressing part: with the… »11/05/15 1:25pm11/05/15 1:25pm

Carly Fiorina Backtracks on '92 Percent' Job Loss Claim

During the most recent GOP presidential debate, Carly Fiorina made a claim that 92% of the job losses in President Obama’s first term belonged to women. Fiorina was in fact, wrong, as several news outlets pointed out she had copied a previously debunked statistic used during the 2012 election by Mitt Romney. By the… »11/01/15 6:35pm11/01/15 6:35pm

40 Years Ago, Iceland's Women Decided They Had Had Enough

On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland decided they would stop woman-ing in a massive protest for the same rights as men. On that day, known as Women’s Day Off, 90 percent of the country’s women refused to go to work or do chores or care for their children, to call for the same rights as men. The country came to a… »10/23/15 2:10pm10/23/15 2:10pm

Teenage Girl Band Isn't 'Sultry' Enough To Win Battle Of The Bands

Kalliope Jones, a band made up of three young teenage girls, competed against other 12-to-16-year-old musicians Massachusetts’ Tri-County Fair Battle of the Bands this weekend. The sole male judge on the panel reportedly took points away from the band in the “Stage Presence - Showmanship” category because the girls… »9/09/15 3:20pm9/09/15 3:20pm

Skip the Tiny Weights: Weight Lifting Isn't That Different for Women

So many strength workouts for women stray from actual strength and power development, emphasizing lighter weights. This perpetuates the notion that the workouts men do somehow just aren’t for us. But that isn’t the case. Women can and should weight train just as intensely, and with the same exercises and programs, as… »8/18/15 1:18pm8/18/15 1:18pm

Women Are Still Wondering If It’s OK to Show Arm Flab in the Summer

It’s summer time, it’s hot as balls, and every woman on earth has been forced to revisit the annual question: Is it OK to wear less clothing even though you’re gross? This season gross could mean almost everything on your body, but for older women, the anxiety centers mostly around their upper arms. »8/04/15 2:45pm8/04/15 2:45pm

Why Are All 'Girls Working On Cars' Photos So Freaking Terrible?

There’s more women working with cars now than there’s ever been. Both the Charger Hellcat and the new Cadillac CTS-V are projects helmed by women, for example. But if you try to find pictures of women working on cars, you’re pretty much limited to pictures of what appear to be sexy idiots with grease streaked on them. »6/17/15 3:05pm6/17/15 3:05pm

These Are the 10 Best Female Characters From Jurassic Park

With the release of Jurassic World just around the corner, we wanted to revisit the Steven Spielberg classic that started it all. 1993’s Jurassic Park has its share of great male characters (hello, Dr. Ian Malcolm!), but is most notable for its abundance of female roles. Below is our list of the 10 best female… »6/09/15 5:50pm6/09/15 5:50pm

Here Are All the Women Apple Has Ever Put On Stage [Updating]

Diversity in tech is a widespread problem, and Apple is actually going to address it today. In an interview with Mashable, Tim Cook admitted that Apple needs more diversity—and hinted that today’s keynote at WWDC will feature at least one woman. Which would make this the seventh woman ever to be on the Apple stage. »6/08/15 10:30pm6/08/15 10:30pm

What Do Men Want? Obedient Wives and Independent Daughters, Apparently

First, the “good” news: Some 34 percent of hetero men want a wife who is independent. Bad news: If you had a daughter with that dude, his preference for this trait in your offspring would nearly double to 66 percent. Is this logical as the known universe, or should we all hook paws and (independently) drive ourselves… »4/29/15 3:50pm4/29/15 3:50pm