Gender equality and the “Dumb Male Theory”

The Wall Street Journal, always a favorite, published this article on Iceland’s rise to the #1 position worldwide in terms of gender equality.  The stated reason for the newly acquired leadership?  Women had less to do with Iceland’s spectacular economic fall than men and so are being elevated to higher positions by default, as it…

Rape Victim’s Choice: Risk AIDS or health insurance?

Christina Turner feared that she might have been sexually assaulted after two men slipped her a knockout drug. She thought she was taking proper precautions when her doctor prescribed a month’s worth of anti-AIDS medicine. Only later did she learn that she had made herself all but uninsurable. Turner had let the men buy her…

Sound Detects Breast Cancer

I just find it amazing how much technology has advanced over the years, and absolutely  loving how different fields are working together for the same goal of providing better diagnostic care for women. Want to learn more about how physicists and medical researchers have combined their great minds to go about doing this? Read this…

Visionaries in Depth: Sarah Haskins

Recently I posted a link to UTNE’s list of the 50 Visionaries who are Changing Our World. The more I read through it, the more impressed I was by some of the women on the list, so I wanted to share with you more details about some of them. My new Big Crush from the…

Friendly little reminders

Am I the only one who takes little positive messages found in bathroom stalls to heart? Perhaps I’m too easily amused and inspired but the really cliché ones like the “make love not war” scribble found next to the toilet paper dispenser in the bathroom near the WW office makes me smile. I just wanted…

Owning the Fbomb

Back in high school, I distinctly remember being called a “little feminist”…more than once….and by multiple people. I hated it. Not because I hated the word feminist but because it felt degrading. Little? Did people think it was cute that I held feminist ideals?  Well, whatever the case, they picked up on it and kept calling me their “little…

Cissy

I was forwarded this link earlier in the week, and I thought I would share. Titled “Privileges of Non-Transgender People”, this blog lists the emotional, legal and societal advantages cnon-transgender (or cisgender) people are allowed. It’s always startling and unnerving when someone points out the privileges you take for granted on a daily basis. I…

50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World

Utne is a website that describes itself as a digest “of independent ideas and alternative culture. Not right, not left, but forward thinking. We’re most interested in creating a conversation about everything from the environment to the economy, politics to pop culture.” If this is intriguing to you–I hope it is–check out their list of…

Growing Pains

The current issue of the Economist has an interesting article about the concerning rise in teen pregnancy rates. I recommend reading it if you have the time. Something that interested me about the article is the assertion that “Abstinence-only education makes a convenient scapegoat. But attacking it is a bit of a distraction.” Certainly, the…