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You might naturally associate the 1964 Civil Rights Act with race, since the crux of the bill dealt with racial equality. But as many of us know, the legislation also bars employers from discriminating based on "race, color, religion, sex or national origin." However, 'sex' might have been left out in the cold were it not for -- ironically -- an anti-civil rights representative from Virginia and leader of the Congress' Conservative Coalition (via Encyclopedia Virginia).

European Union member nations are considering whether or not to follow Norway's lead and legally institute gender quotas in the boardroom. Women head a slim minority of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, and they haven't earned much more of a corporate foothold across the pond, either...

Esther Takeuchi is a woman after Stuff Mom Never Told You's own heart. First, the energy storage expert at SUNY's University at Buffalo has risen through the scientific ranks, defying the old stereotypes about women underperforming in math and science. Also, she holds 140 patents with the U.S. Patent Office, making Takeuchi the most patent-wealthy woman in America.

Other mammals signal that they're fertile in obvious ways, but human females seem to advertise in more subtle ways. In this episode, Molly and Cristen present seven (supposed) signs of subliminal ovulation.

To diaper or not to diaper?

Diapers would seem to be an indispensable necessity for new babies, but some people argue that they're wasteful and unnecessary. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss baby poop, elimination communication and the pros and cons of diapers.

A sociological study from the University of Iowa (via Feministing) found a correlation between relationship quality and when two people decide to seal the deal that might seem less than earth-shattering at first glance. Sexual relationships based on casual "hookups" or friends-with-benefits scenario are more likely to suffer a fast-burning flame than couples who decide to hold off on the horizontal tango. But that doesn't mean hookups can't evolve into steadier relationships...

In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why breaking up with romantic partners is universally painful -- and offer some consolation to sufferers -- as they explore the brain chemistry of breakups.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen talk about the "beauty premium" and how physical attractiveness can be advantageous (and lucrative) in the workplace.

Beer Goggles Blind Women More Than Men

Women might want to think twice about going to their local watering hole to meet men since a Researchers at Roehampton University in London traipsed around bars for an evening to test college students' facial symmetry spotting skills. They first admi ...

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a metabolic disorder that creates hormone imbalances in women's bodies. Molly and Cristen discuss PCOS research, definitions, symptoms and treatment -- and why it's so hard to get a correct diagnosis -- in this episode.

What about Early Puberty in Boys?

As we fret over After all, baby boys are drinking out of The Puberty typically strikes boys a little later than girls anyway. According to The GWU paper also highlights that reliable incidence rates of precocious Now, if precocious puberty were affec ...

According to stereotypes, men find women with small feet more attractive than large-footed ladies. Is there any science to back up that claim? Molly and Cristen discuss what studies reveal about foot size and sexual attractiveness in this episode.

By now, you've probably heard about the The researchers used breast size as its baseline for As As the lead author Dr. Frank Biro, M.D., told CNN: "White girls are catching up."Both CNN and While this study leaves a number of loose ends dan ...

Guerrilla Girls is a group of female artists/activists whose mission is to expose discrimination in the art world. In this episode, Molly and Cristen investigate and discuss the origins, activism and effectiveness of the Guerrilla Girls.

Any person, organization, business, publication etc. who doesn't believe that women are a viable, valuable presence online needs to get to This blogging extravaganza has brought together women from around the country who are not only driving crucial ...

What is a rape kit?

Rapes kits are used to collect forensic evidence from rape victims. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss the contents of rape kits, rape kit testing, SANE programs and the medical professionals who administer rape kit exams and collect evidence.

Working mothersThis slightly contradicts findings from a Ah, but here's the rub with the newest study: "Waldfogel added that part-time work, up to 30 hours a week, provides more desirable outcomes than full-time employment." So it's fine fo ...

Conventional wisdom would suggest that long-distance relationships are doomed to failure, but is that actually the case? Molly and Cristen sift through stats and studies to determine if long-distance relationships can ever work out.

Should Kids See the Shocking TIME Cover?

TIME magazine deliberately chose the The weekly has also reiterated that it consulted with multiple child psychologists about the potentially TIME has dodged a PR bullet in this case by fully acknowledging - and explaining - that it made a controvers ...

Life According to Cosmo: What Women (Should) Want

Taking (yet another) cue from Jamie Keiles, whose As expected, there's a major emphasis on beauty aids and skincare. That rang true in Seventeen as well, with But there are also a few categories I included that caught my attention. Namely, the amount ...