BY Holly Trantham
on Dec 04, 2014
When I started reading an article on New Statesman by Sarah Ditum (“Why we shouldn’t rebrand prostitution as ‘sex work’”), I was so ready to pounce with all my counter arguments in favor of using “sex work.” The word “prostitution” is archaic and harmful and all that bad stuff. Ditum was prompted to write this piece by a recent push to replace “prostitute” with “sex worker” in the 2015 ... Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 27, 2014
The 1960 issue of Look that ran the cover story "Should A Girl Be First In Space?"
Last week, Kate Greene wrote about her experience taking part in a NASA-funded research project, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, also dubbed HI-SEAS. The project gave Greene and five other crew members an experience of what it would be like to live on the surface of Mars as astronauts.
The crew was made up of Greene (a white female from Kansas), a ... Read More
Quick: name a famous inventor. Is it a man? Women continue to fight hard to gain recognition as inventors. Scientific fields and patenting usually favor the dudes, but women created a lot of things that make our modern lives easy and efficient. We were inspired by Mental Floss's list of inventions by ladies and wanted to share them (and add a few), so take a look at twenty five items to be thankful for, and give these women a big round of ... Read More