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If you see someone zipping around New York City on a Citi Bike, disobeying traffic laws and running red lights without a helmet, chances are that someone is male. That’s because Citi Bike users are overwhelmingly male, reports the New York Times, noting that “women take about a quarter of all trips by Citi Bike […]

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Gaby Hoffman swears by the placenta smoothie. January Jones prefers hers ground up and dehydrated, in pill form. Most mammals eat their placentas, too. Some women have started embracing placentophagy, the practice of consuming the placenta after pregnancy, and cite a myriad of health benefits such as prevention of postpartum depression and pain relief. The […]

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A New York City Councilwoman is joining a the movement to destigmatize periods by proposing legislation that would require the city to make tampons available to girls at school. The Post reports: “In a city where we hand out free condoms, we should be making tampons more affordable and accessible,” said Ferreras, a Democrat who […]

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After being rejected twice, it looks flibanserin, the low libido drug for women, will become FDA-approved. If so, the drug will become the first sexual arousal for women on the market. The New Scientist reports that an FDA advisory panel approved it 18 to 6 on Thursday, provided that it comes “with a risk management […]

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Tech companies attempting to address their diversity issues should should take note of Brooklyn, the city leading the country in female entrepreneurship. Crunchbase recently published an analysis tracking the gender of founders whose start-ups received an initial round of funding between 2009 and 2014. And New York City — particularly Brooklyn — is leading the […]

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If you’re interested in gaming, art and coding but find most tech conferences to be too expensive, intimidating or unwelcoming, then FACETS might be the enrichment opportunity you’ve been waiting for. The idea for the FACETS, an “un-conference” in Brooklyn that will feature artists like Ramsey Nasser and Addie Wagenknecht, prioritizes women, people of color, […]

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For Rupi Kaur, a college photography project turned into a social cause when images from her visual series about menstruation were censored online. Dazed reports that Instagram removed the above image without explanation — twice. Ironically, the Canadian poet’s art project was an attempt to “demystify the stigmas” around periods and to “see how different […]

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Lauren Panepinto of fantasy art collective Muddy Colors has put together a stunning collection of animated female comic book, sci-fi, fantasy and film characters redesigned by women. “It’s a given that in science fiction and fantasy movies, books, comics, and games, the dominant viewpoint has historically been that of a white heterosexual male,” Panepinto notes. […]

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Though there is a seemingly ever-expanding body of research that suggests screen time is linked to stress in our hyperconnected world, a new Pew Study finds that the digital technology has an indirect relationship with the stress in our lives. And for women, digital technology may even relieve it. Pew asked more than 1,000 adults […]

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Violent crime in New York is way, way down, so perhaps it’s more than a coincidence that according to a new poll, women find New York’s public transportation system to be the safest in the world. More than 6,550 “women and gender and city planning experts” responded to a survey conducted by the Thomson Reuters […]

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