Former Newsweek Revolutionary Lynn Povich Says That Workplace Gender…

Today, NPR is featuring an interview with Lynn Povich, who worked at Newsweek in the 1960s and recently published The Good Girls Revolt, a book about how the women at Newsweek — then mostly researchers, fact checkers or mail deliverers — sued their bosses in 1969 for greater workplace equality. Povitch told inquisitor… » 9/09/12 12:30pm 9/09/12 12:30pm

U.K. Vet School Wrings Its Hands Over Dearth of White Guys

The U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College has decided that, since not enough white men are enrolling in its program, it ought to recruit them more aggressively. To that end, the college has included white men among the underrepresented minority groups that it targets in publicity materials, which have been specially crafted… » 8/19/12 2:00pm 8/19/12 2:00pm

A Record Number of Women Could Be Putting Out Fires in New York

If you live in New York and you set your apartment on fire in some ill-advised (read: don't set your apartment on fire) effort to collect on a suspiciously bloated insurance policy you took out on your second-hand furniture, a firewoman — spellcheck does not, by the way, recognize this apparently alien expression —… » 3/10/12 12:00pm 3/10/12 12:00pm