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Why are there so few published female scientists?

“Publish or perish” is tattooed on the mind of every academic. Like it or loathe it, publishing in high-profile journals is the fast track to positions in prestigious universities with illustrious colleagues and lavish resources, celebrated awards and plentiful grant funding. Yet somehow, in the search to understand why women’s scientific careers often fail to...CONTINUE READING
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Duffer Brothers accused of verbally abusing women on ‘Stranger Things’ set

Until now, most of the #MeToo and Time’s Up stories have fallen into the category of sexual harassment, assault, rape, or pay inequity. But the latest allegations have broadened the scope to call out other abuses of power that make sets such hostile work environments for women. Matt and Ross Duffer, creators and showrunners of...CONTINUE READING
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100 years ago, my ancestor was an actress fighting for the same thing Time’s Up wants today

An oil painting has always hung in my granny’s house. It depicts a striking woman with dark hair, high cheekbones, and a massive feathery hat. As I discovered, the woman in the painting was far more impressive than even the featheriest of hats can convey. SEE ALSO: Why the UK has set up a separate...CONTINUE READING
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‘Revenant’ director on Mexican filmmakers: “We’ll build a wall made entirely out of Oscars”

According to President Trump, you can supposedly reduce all Mexican immigrants to either “drug dealers,” “criminals,” or “rapists.” Yet it seems he conveniently left out one of the actual occupations Mexicans are dominating in America: Best Picture Academy Award-winning directors. After Guillermo del Toro’s big win for The Shape of Water on Sunday, his friend...CONTINUE READING
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7 inspiring young activists to follow on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an annual, global event that pushes for women’s rights. In today’s political climate, there’s a lot to be done in achieving equality. Feminism isn’t all pink hats and snappy tweets — to be an intersectional feminist, you need to acknowledge the many levels of inequality that affect women worldwide.  SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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6 things you can do on International Women’s Day to fight for gender equality in 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual call to action designed to leave you feeling empowered and inspired. The celebratory day acknowledges the achievements of girls and women around the world and challenges people to join the global fight for gender equality.  But even as you’re cheering the idea of IWD, you might not know...CONTINUE READING
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15 unsung women in tech you should know about

The first programmers weren’t men, and the first computers weren’t machines. What they were, in both cases, were women. SEE ALSO: The female mentors making a difference in Silicon Valley Women’s many contributions to technology are frequently left out of the history books. But lately, that’s been changing — at least a little. Ada Lovelace,...CONTINUE READING
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Celebrate women’s stories with 12 International Women’s Day Google Doodles

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day with not one, not two, but 12 Google Doodles. Wednesday’s main Google Doodle is made up of 12 interactive stories, each representing women artists from around the world who created them. Google’s mission with the visual narratives was to inspire women everywhere to share their own unique stories.  SEE...CONTINUE READING
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Everything you need to know about International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is back, and with it the opportunity to stand up for women and girls everywhere. This year, everyone from Chelsea Clinton, who shared a message of resilience for women, to Barbie, who is releasing 17 new dolls, is helping people celebrate the global day of advocacy. SEE ALSO: 17 Instagram accounts showcase...CONTINUE READING
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