stuffmomnevertoldyou:

9 Menstruation Myths

Great news about bear attacks; not so great news about syncing up periods with your bestie.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Women Paint Their Nails

History! Economics! Automobile Paint! You’ll never look at nail art the same.

huffingtonpost:

This Is How Much The Female Portrait Has Evolved In The Last 500 Years

Art history books have a reputation of showcasing dead, white, European males — DWEM — and the (mostly white) women they handpicked as muses. Portrait after portrait reveals a woman’s face through a man’s gaze, casting a rather unsavory light on the tendency of artists to eroticize, objectify or idolize the female form.

See the full video for a striking look at the female portrait.

(Souce:  artFido)

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

There is a thing called the Hot-Crazy Matrix, and it is terrible. And even more terrible is how many folks think it’s just a joke that also gets at the truth of how women are usually crazy nutbags.

Here’s our response, starring a sauve guy named Dilmint.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Why Girls (And Guys) Wear Earrings

How poking holes in your earlobes — aka ear piercing — became a girl thing.

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

What NOT to Call Beautiful Women

A lesson in racial microaggressions.

fastcompany:

Women are told to lean in, but having the time to lean back might be the true test of equality and success.
It’s well documented that women still aren’t earning as much as men—less than three quarters of the salary for the same work in many industries—but the gender wage gap isn’t the only issue. There’s another disparity quietly gaining traction: The gender leisure gap.
Some blame Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean-in" phenomenon, in which women have been urged to do more, take on more, lean in to more and more opportunities in order to advance. Lean-in critics like Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks say it’s a mentality that breeds burnout.
"When a workplace is full of employees who always lean in and never lean back, it’s full of employees who are exhausted, brittle, and incapable of showing much creativity or making good decisions," she writes in Foreign Policy. “There is, after all, much to be said for leaning out—for long lunches, afternoon naps, good books, and some nice, slow hours in the La-Z-Boy.”
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fastcompany:

Women are told to lean in, but having the time to lean back might be the true test of equality and success.

It’s well documented that women still aren’t earning as much as men—less than three quarters of the salary for the same work in many industries—but the gender wage gap isn’t the only issue. There’s another disparity quietly gaining traction: The gender leisure gap.

Some blame Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean-in" phenomenon, in which women have been urged to do more, take on more, lean in to more and more opportunities in order to advance. Lean-in critics like Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks say it’s a mentality that breeds burnout.

"When a workplace is full of employees who always lean in and never lean back, it’s full of employees who are exhausted, brittle, and incapable of showing much creativity or making good decisions," she writes in Foreign Policy. “There is, after all, much to be said for leaning out—for long lunches, afternoon naps, good books, and some nice, slow hours in the La-Z-Boy.”

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huffingtonpost:

ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN

There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”

Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.

Watch the full video with Conger explaining how Lupita Nyong’o was “extocized” during the 2014 Oscar season here. 

Thank you for the love, Huff Post!

micdotcom:

Yes! A woman has finally won the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”

If you had any doubts about whether or not women can absolutely own the STEM fields, let Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani dispel them for you.
The Stanford professor, a widely-respected pioneer on “dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces,” made history in a major way on Tuesday by becoming the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal: the highest international prize in mathematics, and sometimes thought of as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.”
But we still have a long way to go | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Yes! A woman has finally won the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics”

If you had any doubts about whether or not women can absolutely own the STEM fields, let Dr. Maryam Mirzakhani dispel them for you.

The Stanford professor, a widely-respected pioneer on “dynamics and geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces,” made history in a major way on Tuesday by becoming the first woman ever to win the Fields Medal: the highest international prize in mathematics, and sometimes thought of as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics.”

But we still have a long way to go Follow micdotcom

brainstuffshow:

Just in time for Comic Con & the release of LUCY, we answer “Why Aren’t There More Action Movies Starring Women?”