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10.28.14 Prachi Gupta

While plenty of female comedians have helped other women process how fucked up and sexist street harassment is, this new video gives everyone a taste for how awful it feels. The video is by Hollaback, an anti-street harassment initiative that encourages people to document street harassment as its happening, share it on their app, and, […]

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09.16.14 Marina Galperina

Kudos to the Colombian women’s cycling team and their totally trolling uniforms. In a world were “gyno porn” is a thing, it’s this “explicit” tweeted photo that’s getting the internet so hot and so bothered. See? The flesh-colored bits look like “vaginas,” or rather, the contours of the pubis are unusually defined by light shadowing and fabric color […]

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10.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

Archaeologist Dean Snow of Pennsylvania State University studied the handprints found across eight different historic cave sites in France and Spain, the most famous ranging from about 12,000 to 40,000 years old. After paying closer attention to the finger lengths of handprints, he found that contrary to popular belief, most of these markings were created by women. Based on […]

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07.05.13 Marie Calloway

A new analysis of federal data has found that women — especially white women in rural areas in the 45-54 age range — are dying of prescription pain pill overdose in alarmingly rising rates, increasing fivefold since 1999. According to the New York Times, “Prescription pain pill addiction was originally seen as a man’s problem, a national […]

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06.27.13 Kyle Petreycik

A young Japanese artist by the name of Rokudenashiko – a pseudonym that roughly translates to “good-for-nothing kid” — is interested in the stigma that some people continually associate with vaginas.   After undergoing a procedure that is often casually referred to as “vaginal rejuvenation,” the artist became increasingly curious about the relationship between herself and her body as well as the seemingly inescapable […]

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06.17.13 Kyle Petreycik

Out of approximately 6,000 applicants — the highest number of applicants in some time — NASA has finally chosen it’s newest selection of astronauts for the first time in nearly four years. There eight in total and four are women, NASA’s record. The crew: Christina Hammock (Jacksonville, North Carolina), Nicole Aunapu Mann (Penngrove, California), Anne McClain of (Spokane, Washington) […]

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04.18.13 Kyle Petreycik

Still think gender equality has became a non-issue by now? Think again. Check the new Boys Clubs Tumblr for a perpetual stream of gender inequality updates from business world. The single-serving Tumblr exposes some of the numerous “boys’ clubs” that remain comfortably seated at the top of some of the world’s most profitable companies, most of which […]

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04.09.13 Kyle Petreycik

Artist ads aren’t new — what’s up, Chris Burden? — but self-described art “villain” Nate Hill is doing it in one of the most effective, unconventional ways I’ve seen in quite some time. Think about it, what’s the most popular thing on the internet aside from cats? Porn! Whenever naked ladies are attached to something, people suddenly seem become more […]

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09.11.12 Andy Cush

Homelessness is an epidemic that’s affected New Yorkers of all stripes, with homeless numbers at the highest they’ve been since the Great Depression, but single mothers and their children may be hit the hardest. According to City Councilmember Letitia James, “In April 2012, there were an all-time record 43,000 homeless people, including 10,000 homeless families […]

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06.28.12 Andy Cush

From 1941-1976, every New York City subway train housed a poster of a “Miss Subway” winner–women, often working class, who were celebrated for their intellectual and professional pursuits as well as their good looks. A brief description of each woman’s interests and aspirations appeared next to a glamorous headshot. “Enthusiastically enjoys sailing, skiing, Mozart, and […]

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