Category: Communications

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Peggy Whitson, Astronaut

Ars Technica’s article, America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson, offers a few highlights about this hard working space biochemist. In part, Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will…

Nina Paley

This post contains MATURE CONTENT. God-Mother is artist Nina Paley‘s latest video. Paley calls herself “a cynical cartoonist.” She’s the creator of the widely watched and shared Copying Is Not Theft and Sita Sings the Blues. Both Paley and Gwenn…

Girls Don’t?

Girls learning in the lab.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t add a few comments about the Google MAN-ifesto, so we draw your attention to two outstanding responses: In ‘Dear Mr. Google Manifesto’: Epic Response From Chemical Engineer, Corp VP, Mom Of 5, Melissa Aquino…

The Invisible Code-Breakers of WWII

Colossus codebreaking computer in operation

Tech Republic’s article Hacking the Nazis: The secret story of the women who broke Hitler’s codes shares the stories of three veteran servicewomen who helped the code-breaking operations at Bletchley Park and other allied locations. The article notes that Because…

12 Essential Women Cinematographers

from Fandor's women in cinematographers

Alternative film lover’s site Fandor has a great look at 12 Essential Women Cinematographers and why they don’t receive the attention they deserve. Author Jacob T. Swinney noted that …there simply are not that many women cinematographers working in Hollywood.…

Deeply Rooted Barriers

Women on Escher stairs

Susan Chira of The New York Times posted an insightful article, Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost Were. Chira interviewed many women who were on the path to the top, but for many reasons did not reach…

Congratulations Julie Payette

Photo of Julie Payette

Former astronaut Julie Payette has been appointed to be Canada’s next governor general, the U.K. Queen’s new representative. Payette speaks six languages, and is an accomplished athlete, pianist and choral singer. She’s also a computer engineer with a commercial pilot…

A Woman’s Name on the Declaration of Independence

Mary Katherine Goddard, printed on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence

Petula Dvorak at The Washington Post pointed out that Mary Katherine Goddard’s name is on the bottom of the Declaration of Independence. That’s right, a woman’s name on one of our nation’s formative documents. Goddard was fearless her entire career…

What We Look Like

You are beautiful. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Not even yourself.

Others often feel compelled to tell us how females (and sometimes males) are supposed to act or what females should look like. This is someone else’s judgment about us, and it’s heartbreaking when we believe them and doubt our inner…

It Happens. (First Moon Party)

Exploring conversations about a young woman's first period.

This one made me laugh. It’s one of the videos from HelloFlo, an awesome site that aims to educate, inspire and entertain us about our bodies and biology. Check their store for “kits for your ladybits.”