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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 1:18pm 8/18/15 1:18pm

A Salute to the Brilliant Women of The Daily Show

Despite its position as liberal watchdog and Jon Stewart’s persona as mensch-y everyman, his legacy at The Daily Show has been tainted by its perceived woman problem. Critics have pointed out that its female correspondents have been few and far-between, and the writing staff (as with every late night show) has… » 8/07/15 9:30am 8/07/15 9:30am

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 2:45pm 8/04/15 2:45pm

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