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. A lot of folks have responded to out episode on female urination devices (FUDs), or stand-to-pee (STP) devices, and they’ve had great stories to share about using their pee funnels during

The Grandmother of Ladies’ Pee Funnels

Edyth Lacy was a woman ahead of her time. Or maybe she just a woman of her time fed up with sitting on disgusting, pee-splattered public toilet seats. Whichever the case, Lacy didn't take unclean public restrooms sitting down.

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95% of Women Don’t Regret Their Abortions & the Reason Is Simpler Than You’d Think.

A new PLOS One study finds 95 percent of women who have abortions don't regret their reproductive decisions. The reason why is simpler than you'd think.

2015 SMNTY Summertime (or Anytime) Reading List

Swapping summer reading suggestions is one of our favorite Stuff Mom Never Told You traditions.  Here are 50 titles culled from Stuff Mom Never Told You episodes, fans’ bookshelves and Cristen’s and Caroline’s nightstands. 1. Hammer Head: The Making of

Judy Blume Doesn’t Get Why Feminism Is a Bad Word

Judy Blume is a feminist. Of course. And she thinks young women should be, too.

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STEM Women Hall of Fame: Sci Fi Creatoress

In 1666, Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, penned one of this universe’s earliest examples — if not the first — of science fiction.

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