Six Tips From Women Working Male-Dominated Engineering Fields

One of my greatest high school regrets is that I never took an auto shop class. I would have had a chance to learn some practical skills like changing oil and changing a tire. At the time, I doubt it fit into my schedule, but entering a class of mostly boys scared me as well. It’s not that I... Read more »

Lady Liquor: The Racial Implications of the “Disease” Model of Alcoholism

Genetic explanations for alcoholism tend to reinforce preexisting stereotypes about race. Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About the Media

With its intrigue, espionage, thousands of inappropriate emails, and shirtless pics, the coverage of this sex scandal has everything. And by “... Read more »

Lady Liquor: Does everybody get stoned? And if they do, what does that mean?

Some animals with behavior issues really respond to SSRIs, and while that’s a whole other can of, uh, worms (worms with rudimentary pleasure centers!) – it turns out some animals really like to trip. West African elephants regularly eat the bark of the iboga tree, which has been used by... Read more »

Political Party: Celebrate Good (Election) Times, Come on!

That hangover you’re nursing right now was worth it: Feminists have a lot to celebrate! Not only did women crush it last night (... Read more »

Vote 'Em If You Got 'Em: Links For Your Election Day!

Well, the attack ads are over, the convention floors have long been empty, and the event we’ve all been anticipating/dreading for what feels like our entire lives is finally upon us: It’s Election Day! To get you ready for your big day at the polls, we’ve put together... Read more »

Tales From The Crip: "How's Your News?" Is Back!

How’s Your News?, America’s favorite (and only) newscast featuring a team of developmentally disabled reporters, has returned—and just in time for the 2012 presidential election! You may remember the team’s previous 2004 documentary, which chronicled their time at the... Read more »

Watch Samantha Bee Kick Ass in the Name of Choice at the Republic National Convention

Having a hard time wrapping your mind around the shitshow that is the... Read more »

WTF Files: Jan Brewer Thinks You're Pregnant Two Weeks Before Conception (and she signed a bill to prove it!)

If the “Women’s Health and Safety Act,” which defines pregnancy as beginning two weeks prior to conception, didn’t freak you out four months ago, maybe this news will: On Thursday, Arizona Governor (and on-... Read more »

Annals of Junk Science: G-Spotting

On April 25, the online edition of the Journal of Sexual Medicine ran an article by cosmetic gynecologist Adam Ostrzenski, MD, who reported that he had teased a “blue grape-like” sac out of a dead woman's vagina. This was proof, he claimed, of the “anatomic existence” of the G-spot, the elusive... Read more »


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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