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By annebalsamo | Feminism, Science, Technology & Infrastructures

What Would Miss Rumphius Do?

Barbara Cooney’s beloved stories and illustrations carry lessons for young Americans about moral courage.<p>Nineteen fifty-nine was a year of soft amusements for children. Dr. Seuss’s zany <i>Happy Birthday to You!</i> arrived in bookstores and Mattel introduced Americans to the Barbie doll and her frozen …

Books

Gen X women need to thank millennials for progress - Salon.com

Traditional wisdom has it that a woman can either choose to be on a career track or the nauseatingly named "mommy track." She can focus on her ambitions when she's young and assume her fertility is a ticking time bomb, or she can have kids early and derail all her aspirations. And working mothers …

Millennials

The Real-Life Story of Maria von Trapp

‘The Sound of Music’ was based on the true story of her life, but took a few liberties<p>Comment on this Story

For A Few Decades in the 18th Century, Women and African-Americans Could Vote in New Jersey

New Jersey

These Fall Exhibitions Explore the Origins of Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party"

Brooklyn Museum and National Museum of Women in the Arts revisit the artist’s celebration of unrecognized women, female body<p>Comment on this Story

Artists

Could Water — and Women — Be Key to Ending Extreme Poverty?

<i>Welcome to</i> Number Crunching With OZY. <i>In this occasional series, we ask businesspeople, experts, celebrities and thought leaders to discuss a single</i> …

Poverty

The Artist Is Pissed: Marina Abramović Responds to the Post

Marina Abramović performing “The Artist is Present” (screenshot via YouTube)On Sunday, the <i>New York Post</i> ran a story called “The Art of the ‘Steal,’” …

Incredible Photos of Real-Life Wonder Women

Get inspired by these images of tenacious female athletes tackling extreme adventures.<p>The adventure community is filled with amazing women who climb, trek, ski, dive, bike, and surf alongside their male counterparts. Every day, these women are taking on new challenges and showing the world the many …

Outdoors

The Forgotten Female Hero of Mountain Climbing

By most accounts, she was in high spirits. Having successfully climbed Mount Everest in May — unassisted and without oxygen, becoming the first woman …

Outdoors

AllVoices: The anonymous way for workers to report sex pests

Claire Schmidt, the VP of tech at 20th Century Fox, is leading the charge.<p>Safe at work<p>Schmidt says she plans to reveal more about the business in the …

20th Century Fox

#girlswithdrills

Why Hedy Lamarr Was Hollywood’s Secret Weapon

The starlet patented an ingenious technology to help with the war effort, but it went unrecognized for decades<p>Comment on this Story

Feminism

The Dove Self-Esteem Project 2017 Hackathon

Join us: calling all female developers, designers, engineers, project managers, and others who want to boost the self-esteem and body confidence of …

Digital Age

Feminism and Tech Day at the Feminist Library | The Feminist Library

<b>Feminism and Tech Day</b><p><b>Feminist Library, 5a Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7XW</b><p>Are you interested in getting more into tech but don’t know where to start? …

Feminism

Ada Lovelace Day

Ep 18: Ada Lovelace Day Live!

iTunes | Google Play | RSS (Soundcloud) | StitcherWelcome to the Ada Lovelace Day podcast, highlighting the work of women in STEM. Each month, we …

Natural History Museums

Dances of Doom and Transcendence

(screenshot courtesy Gillian Walsh)Dance movements are notoriously difficult to depict and record. Louis XIV, the great innovator and supporter of …

SAR—Seminars

Science

“I Care Deeply”: After Coming Under Fire, Artist Laura Owens Responds to Anti-Gentrification Protests

Politics<p>The tension has escalated into death threats.<p>,<p>The artist Laura Owens has responded to protests at a reception for her retrospective at the …

Housing

How One Woman's Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated.<p>She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of …

Crime

University of Florida - Details - Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology/Global Health

Job Description:<p>The University of Florida, Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure‐track position in medical anthropology at the …

Florida

POM – Call for Proposals | Politics of the Machines – Art and After

Call for Proposals for the conference <b>Politics of Machines – Art and After</b> is now open<p>We welcome submissions that take a fresh approach to the …

Robots

Cheap Tricks

This story was co-published with Wired.<p>It was 10 a.m. on a hot, humid Tuesday in August when I decided I could finally relax. After a frantic weekend …

Security

Deleting tweets (non-techie starts her personal information environmentalism journey–with lots of help)

Confession: I’m not a coder. I haven’t coded since grad school, when I learned how to write basic HTML so I could build wikis (back then, wikis …

Python Programming

Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women

Gender

She's Redefining the Tone of Latin America’s Political Conversation

Just before a shoot, María Paulina Baena loosens her tie and lights up a Marlboro outside the offices at <i>El Espectador</i>, one of Colombia’s main …

Latin America

The Woman Who Tried to Take Down Darwin

How a preacher with no scientific training ended up writing the first feminist critique of <i>Origins</i><p>Comment on this Story

Charles Darwin

The Forgotten Women Scientists Who Fled the Holocaust for the United States

A new project from Northeastern University traces the journeys of 80 women who attempted to escape Europe and find new lives in America during World …

World War II

The Wing, a Chic Women’s Club, Is Going Wide

From the doorstep of 52 Mercer Street in SoHo on a recent Thursday night, a line of women mostly in their 20s and 30s, exuding anticipation, snaked halfway around the next block. A man asked what they were waiting for as he walked by. No one seemed to notice him and no one answered. What business …

Lena Dunham