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Is Office Air Conditioning a Sexist Conspiracy?

Science has already told us that women feel more sensitive to cold temperatures, which is why going to movie theater can feel like stepping into a freezer. Working in an office all day can also be torturous if you forget to bring along a sweater. Over at The Washington Post, writer Petula Dvorak theorizes that… » 7/23/15 11:00pm 7/23/15 11:00pm

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 3:05pm 6/17/15 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 5:50pm 6/09/15 5:50pm

Why Apple's Health Tool for Women Is a Big Deal for Diversity in Tech

There were hints right away that yesterday’s WWDC keynote would be different. Tim Cook opened with an anedcote about an Apple-sponsored scholarship competition to engage students in technology careers, specifically mentioning that the winner was a 12-year-old girl from New York. » 6/09/15 2:10pm 6/09/15 2:10pm

Here Are The Only Six Women Apple Has Ever Put On Stage [Updated]

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 10:30pm 6/08/15 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 3:50pm 4/29/15 3:50pm

Senator Charles Schumer Wants to End the Pay Gap Between Men and Women

The gender wage gap is like one of those bad party guests who routinely shows up empty-handed, drinks all the booze, and then passes out on the couch after peeing on it. Like, really? You're still kicking around, bro? It's 2015. Time to get current and out of your mom's basement. And please. Put the artichoke dip DOWN. » 3/29/15 8:27pm 3/29/15 8:27pm

Human-Sized Turd Thinks US Women Drive Because They Don't Mind Rape

A talking pile of human waste dressed in clothing and calling himself a "Saudi Historian" and going by the name Saleh al-Saadoon actually said on a televised interview that he felt American women drive because being raped is "no big deal to them." Incredibly, this drooling simpleton seems to believe this. » 2/10/15 3:17pm 2/10/15 3:17pm

The Problem With Calling Women 'Females'

For as long as I can remember, I've been immediately skeptical of men who use the word "female" to describe women. Before I was able to put my finger on what exactly bothered me about their use of the word, I simply relied on historical record: The men I liked and respected weren't running around talking about females… » 2/05/15 2:40pm 2/05/15 2:40pm

How to Not Give a Shit: Making Art While Female

"I feel very strongly about that: an alternative to the idea of women being a certain way." Janet Weiss, the drummer for Sleater-Kinney, was sitting on a leather green swivel chair three feet in front of me as she responded to a question from Broad City's Ilana Glazer about feminism. "The quiet, demure, soft-spoken… » 1/21/15 2:27pm 1/21/15 2:27pm

Lots of Americans Say Double Standards Are Still Holding Women Back 

Strap in, because Pew just released a pretty massive survey of America's attitudes toward women and leadership. And it turns out our countrymen are increasingly aware of the fact that, wait a minute, maybe there are some double standards and retrograde attitudes blocking women's paths to the top! » 1/14/15 3:30pm 1/14/15 3:30pm

The Future of Women on Earth May Be Darker Than You Thought

It's easy to get caught up in the internet gender war trainwreck, where we're still arguing over whether women belong in tech or rape victims are liars. But let's set that shit aside and take the long view: Do we have any evidence that the future will bring greater freedom to women, or should we expect more dystopia? » 1/02/15 4:25pm 1/02/15 4:25pm

Male Startup Founders Think Your Vagina Should Smell Like a Ripe Peach…

When the PayPal cofounder came for your period, I did not speak out enough. So I blame myself, really, for this waste of science. According to Inc. magazine, two male bio-hackers just "previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will enable women to change the way their vaginas smell."

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