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9 Women Who Changed Anthropology

You’d think the study of humans – all humans, past and present – would be a little more equitable when it comes to gender. After all, women are half the humans. But don’t let common sense cloud your vision! Since

30 Badass Women Born in September

Movers, shakers and women's history-makers born in September.

How Wall Street’s Original Joan Holloway Inspired Second-Wave Feminist Protests

Sixty years later as Women's Liberation was going full throttle, the anti-catcall tactic was less eye gouging and more man heckling with ogle-ins, like sit-ins with wolf whistles.

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Why Some Guys Can’t Handle Getting Turned Down

Regardless of the communication tactic, ultimately saying "no" can lead to a backlash of breakup proportions despite a relationship that never even existed...

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STEM Women Hall of Fame: Helene Deutsch

One of the earliest Borderline Personality Disorder researchers was the highly respected, Freud-trained Polish psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch — who, despite having been an outspoken advocate for women workers and abortion access, eventually became a controversial figure among second-wave feminists in

Grandma Gatewood: The Domestic Violence Survivor Who Became an Appalachain Trail Heroine Alone

In 1955, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail solo. A mother of 11 children and 23 grandchildren, she was 67 years old when a cab dropped her off in Jasper, Ga., and she set

31 Badass Women Born in August

Movers, shakers, and women's history-makers born in August.

Could a lady MacGyver duct tape the way to more female engineers?

Could a female MacGyver show get more girls into engineering? The show's creator thinks so.

How American Men Won the Right to Go Topless

Men's brief fight to free their own nipples highlights the stark disparity in how we perceive these highly gendered bumpy flesh dots.

FUDs in the Field

Our listeners are no strangers to peeing while standing -- using female urination devices or stand-to-pee device, that is.

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