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Speaking as a Woman

powerful woman with arm raised in success

Agnes Callard, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, wrote a widely applicable piece in the New York Times, What Does It Mean to ‘Speak as a Woman’? Ms. Callard describes our expertise: Let’s distinguish two ways…

The Female Farmer Project

Micheale Blakely - Female Farmer Project

Did you know that women grow over half of the world’s food? We are delighted that another group of stories about women is being told, and it’s also called Women’s Work! This project is unrelated to us except in our…

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

portrait of Elizebeth

Author Jason Fagone’s book, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, tells the story of an amazing woman named Elizebeth Smith Friedman who taught herself to be a codebreaker. In a Twitter stream about the book, Jason explained that “[a] codebreaker solves…

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An intriguing piece by Thom Hartmann on The End of the Patriarchy.

In fact, I think that I could build a case that the reason the world is melting down, the reason we have conflicts all over the world, the reason we’re having territorial wars, the reason we’re having wars over water, the reason that we’re having wars over resources, all of these things are the result – in my opinion – of the oppression of women.

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

a robot with a flower

Worldcrunch’s Laurence Devillers penned an insightful article that noted “women must play a core role in the development of all artificial intelligence to avoid a future designed with a male bias.” With AI and Big Data, we try to model…

Linda Liukas and Hello Ruby

About Hello Ruby graphic

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator from Helsinki, Finland. She wrote the book Hello Ruby (and others), and thinks we can learn to code.

The Value of Not Getting Paid

fantastic ms. from Twitter

Karolina Szczur (@fox on twitter) made an excellent point in her post Women will never advance doing community work. What’s even more necessary though is women and other underrepresented groups realising the impact community work has on their jobs. Lack…

Lynda Barry, Artist Who Loves Science Too

Lynda Barry and Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a funny and insightful cartoonist, writer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She goes by the name Professor Skeletor. You can learn how to draw comics (and other things) from her at The Near-Sighted Monkey. OnWisconsin…

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…

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…