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But it will go far beyond math and science. READ MORE »


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This new study challenges the widely accepted belief that the wage gap only exists because girls are “afraid of math.” READ MORE »


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If you’re a young woman with a yen for STEM studies, it’s time to assemble your best ideas and apply for an internship at Marvel.

“Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War — Girls Reforming the Future Challenge” is open to any girl between the ages of 15 and 18 and in grades 10 through… READ MORE »


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People are not please with EDF, an energy company in the UK, after they awarded a 13-year-old boy with first place in technology competition marketed for young girls. The Pretty Curious program was originally meant to attract teenage girls to the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and still currently has this branding.

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Earlier this year, Nobel Laureate Sir Tim Hunt and Biochemist at the University College London found himself with a bit of a PR problem when he tried to analyze the gender gap in science. According to Hunt, the real issue was that women were just too damn sexy for the white coats. While men in… READ MORE »


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An Ontarian girl fought the biblio-patriarchal establishment and won! Cash Cayen, a girl from Timmins, Ontario who just wanted to make some gull-derned robots – because WHO DOESN’T, REALLY – was turned away from a “Special Boys [sic] Program” for robotics at Timmins Library because, alas, she is a girl. When she asked the assistant library director… READ MORE »


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Want to get more girls into STEM careers? There’s a doll for that. READ MORE »


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Maybe this is why women are leaving STEM careers in droves, hmm? READ MORE »


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Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News! READ MORE »


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This super enthused arsonist yogi, why you should consider using the female condom, and more in Today’s Lady News… READ MORE »


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Facebook has removed its “feeling fat” emoji, hurrah! [The Verge]
Doxxing and revenge porn have now been explicitly banned on Twitter. [Gizmodo]
Part of the sexism problem in tech is sexism toward female entrepreneurs. [The Atlantic]
What do men know about masculinity? This writer went to a masculinities conference to find… READ MORE »


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Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic]
Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian]
Read the too-common story of an insurance company mix up that ended with the last-minute denial of gender reassignment surgery for one trans woman. [The Daily Beast]
Black… READ MORE »


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A new American Psychology Association study shows that while STEM is associated with masculinity cross-culturally, black women associate STEM with men less than white women do. The study mentions that African American women also study STEM majors more frequently than white women.
The stereotypes women — as well as men, as well as teachers,… READ MORE »


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How the film version of “Gone Girl” betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club]
A necessary read on how sex doesn’t have to be rape to be harmful. [NY Mag]
Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, and Viola Davis are appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair’s… READ MORE »


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I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a discussion about whether genetics — specifically difference between the sexes — is to blame for there being so few women in STEM fields. “I’ve never been… READ MORE »


Celebs

OK, so it’s a little difficult to feel tons of sympathy for the genetically blessed amongst us. But everyone has their struggles in life and when you’re a person who is only known for their looks, sometimes people treat you like you don’t have any brains. Case in point: Cindy Crawford learned an awful lesson… READ MORE »


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The race to find a silver bullet to solve the “Where are all the girls in science and engineering?” puzzle is fast and furious. And as someone who works to encourage and support women studying in science and engineering fields, I worry our efforts often end up pitting the “pink sparkly girls” against the “digging… READ MORE »


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Meet Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Officer of the Field Museum in Chicago. (Now that’s a job title I’d like to have!) She’s also the host of a YouTube series called The Brain Scoop which investigates cool scientific topics like how octopi have sex and the differences between moths and butterflies.  Emily is one of… READ MORE »


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