architeture
Six Women Who Paved the Way for Female Engineers and Architects

The Brooklyn Bridge was an awesome feat of engineering that required not just scientific prowess, but political strength. For 14 years, the construction of the bridge was overseen and managed by a woman named Emily Warren Roebling, who took over the role as chief engineer after her husband fell ill. Read More >>

security
Married With Children is the Best Way for the Modern Spy to Blend in

A female spy has outlined her work with the UK's MI6 intelligence agency, claiming that the modern world sees female spies with husbands and children as the future of surveillance, due to them being perceived as less of a threat. And the old "better at multitasking" myth has raised its head again, too Read More >>

health
How a Man Who Wore a Fake Uterus is Reinventing Sanitary Pads

This is story about a man who created—and wore—a mock, bleeding uterus made out of a bladder filled with goat's blood. This is also a story about an inventor breaking profound taboos to revolutionise the lives of women. Either way, how a school dropout in India came to invent a cheaper way to make sanitary pads is a tale at once weird and inspiring, as told in a recent BBC article. Read More >>

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Microsoft: Finally, a PC for all Your Lady Stuff (Weddings, Pinterest)

Tech companies don't exactly have have the best track record when it comes to marketing to womenfolk—obviously. But after running damage control on horrible campaign after horrible campaign, you'd think they'd try to avoid making the same mistakes again—and you'd be wrong. Enter Microsoft's new all-in-one lady commercial. Read More >>

photoshop
A Man's 'Perfect Woman' is an Airbrushed Sex Doll, Luckily Enough

A cosmetics company has tried to get itself in the headlines just in time for the critical last-minute beauty product buying period, by creating an image of what it calls the perfect woman. This dead-eyed blonde mannequin is what men like best, so they say. Read More >>

wtf
A Brief History of Tech Companies Marketing to Women Like Total Assholes

No matter how far technology might advance, there's always been one little area that the reigning powers that be have never quite managed to figure out. Or more specifically, an area they've never quite figured out how to talk to. Tech companies, meet women. Now stop treating them like idiots. Read More >>

money
Jane Austen Wins Battle to Represent Women on £10 Note

The growing public outrage over the lack of successful ladies from history on our bank notes is set to end, after the Bank of England announced plans to stick literary queen Jane Austen on the English tenner from around 2017. Read More >>

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Watch Men Cringe and Cry in Pain As They Go Through a Simulation of Giving Birth

Women have the ultimate trump card when it comes to dealing with pain: they give birth. And since men have no idea what giving birth even feels like, we really don't know how painful it is. Maybe it's all a big conspiracy (kidding!). Maybe it's not that bad (of course it is!). Well, two men attached themselves to a machine that simulates labour pains and um, it ain't pretty. It looks torturously gruesome. Thank you women everywhere. Thank you. Read More >>

wtfriday
Husband Discovers Wife Was a Man After 19 Years of Happy Marriage

A 64-year-old man was left rather confused and angry after discovering his wife of the last 19 years originally left the factory as a man. She didn't tell him about her earlier, pre-sex-change life as a bloke. Read More >>

photoshop
Ikea Photoshops Women Out of Saudi Arabia Catalog

Ikea prints 208 million catalogues in 43 countries every year. They are all the same, except in Saudi Arabia, where women have been Photoshopped out because their photos "show too much skin," according to the Islamic Kingdom's laws. And it's not the only thing that gets altered. Read More >>

google
Google Autocomplete Tells Us That Women Are Crazy and Should Not Wear Pants

The Internet is a terribly sexist place and nothing proves that more than Google Autocomplete, which autocompletes potential searches with terms people often use on Google. Case in point: Start typing in 'women' in Google and see the weird and wild Autocomplete suggestions you get. Read More >>

google
Google's Big Brains Think an Algorithm Will Help Them With Girl Problems

We hear about this issue all the time: tech companies, even the big guns, have trouble attracting and retaining women. Interestingly enough, Google has taken the least human and most nerdy possible route to tackling this gender issue—algorithms. Read More >>

wtf
Toshiba Would Like to Sell You These Boobs Gadgets

Hello there, shopper! You seem like the type who would be interested in some breaststablets. Can we interest you in our latest Windows 8 breasts tablet, with the revolutionary Breasto Metro UI? It feels great in a sultry paid actress's crotch the hand, and we think the message that women, yoga, anything to do with Asian culture, and basically everything not nailed down or on fire is for undersexed manchildren to rutt with security and usability can come together to make great products is an important one. Read More >>

internet
The Religious Extremists Who Want to Ban the Internet

The average home attendance for the New York Mets this year has been 27,683. On Sunday, Citi Field drew 40,000—almost full capacity. Why? Not baseball, but religious radicals who think the internet is a dangerous, mortal evil. Read More >>

movies
Movie Posters Love Showing Off an Actress From Behind

Have you noticed that movie studios love to objectify an attractive actress by showing off her assets from behind on movie posters? Emily Asher-Perrin of Tor certainly spotted the trend and put together a convincing case about how awfully cliched it is. Read More >>

science
Just Thinking Women Are Nearby Makes Men Dumber

If you often find yourself stuck for words in the presence of women, don't beat yourself up; we've all been there. But it turns out it's not you, it's science! Merely thinking about the presence of women makes men stupid. Read More >>

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