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The World According to Men

Why it’s so important to have more women doing global-affairs reporting<p>ISTANBUL—For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, women war correspondents were rare creatures—considered intellectual oddities, more likely to be fetishized than taken seriously as news gatherers.<p>Even as recently as 2002, <i>Vanity</i> …

Women in science on Wikipedia: will we ever fill the information gap?

In early March, the internet was introduced to the best-case scenario for what happens when women are the butt of online abuse: Emily Temple-Wood.<p>Since she was 12 years old, The 24-year-old Loyola University of Chicago biology student has contributed hundreds of biographies of prominent women in …

University of Washington

This is the extent of the demographic digital divide

The growth of the internet is one of the defining characteristics of the modern age. But despite the rapid rise in the number of people online, there …

One of the Most Successful Women in the History of Art Finally Receives Retrospective

Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, <i>Marie Antoinette with a Rose</i>, 1783, oil on canvas, 116.8 x 88.9 cm. Lynda and Stuart Resnick.<p><b>The Indomitable Spirit of Vigée Le Brun</b><p>Portrait painting exhibitions rarely draw in the big crowds, but this retrospective of Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, at the …

Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history

It will go down in history as the moment one of the last bastions of male dominance fell. A woman has won the world's most prestigious mathematics prize for the first time since the award was established nearly 80 years ago.<p>Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University in …