America’s Forgotten Female Astronauts

In the 1960s, a group of women spent months training for space travel. But they never got to go. 

Black Women Worked as Some of Nasa’s First Computers

Back when “computers” referred to people, Black women were some of NASA’s most crucial mathematicians.  Read more »

#HandsOffCaster: Why the Policing of Female Athletes’ Testosterone Levels Needs to Stop

A scientist explains why worrying about athletes’ testosterone levels is baseless and offensive.  Read more »

Face the Strange: Dani Shapiro Maps Her Family Secrets in “Inheritance”

“All my life, I had known there was a secret,” Dani Shapiro writes. “What I hadn’t known: the secret was me.”  Read more »

Reframing Abortion to Breathe Life into a "Culture of Death"

What if we decided that abortion is beneficial, essential, and sacred—regardless of when life actually begins? Read more »

When It Comes to Reproductive Rights, We Need More Than Science on Our Side

People who don’t support reproductive freedom invoke science too. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: #MeToo Founder’s Letter to Dr. Ford

“We witnessed you show up for duty not as a superhero, but as a fully human woman.” Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Busy Philipps Accuses James Franco of Assault

Busy Philipps stated that the actor violently “threw her to the ground” while on the set of Freaks and Geeks. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Research Proves Weight Loss is a Myth

Everything we know about weight loss is wrong — and it’s killing us. Read more »

Uninformed and Uncompensated: Between 23andMe and Ancestry, Who Owns Our Genetic Data?

With the increasing popularity of genetic home-test kits, our DNA might soon be at the disposal of scientists without our knowledge, with semi-dubious consent, and without any credit or compensation. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Forcibly Removed

It was a very bad day. Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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