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Birth Control is 100 Years Old: MAKERS Reflect On Its Evolution

Since Margaret Sanger coined the term birth control in 1914, contraception has revolutionized women's lives. See its evolution and hear about its importance from our MAKERS. Read More »

Daily Five: Appreciating Hillary Clinton and Emily Brontë

1. A great response to #WomenAgainstFeminism. We still live in a world where gender matters. Read More »

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Daily Five: Meet the Woman Behind 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

1. Tech's ugly gender problem. Where a VC can say he doesn't invest in women. Read More »

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Football Star Sam Gordon is Back on the Field

After a year's hiatus to make the Olympic Development soccer team, Sam Gordon is back to football. We revisit her talk at the MAKERS Conference.  Read More »

Daily Five: Cats Against Feminism and Taking Action Against Street Harassment

Plus mandated paid leave for new mothers and a new lightning-sharp female action hero. Read More »

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Lucy Beats Her Male Counterpart at the Box Office

Scarlett Johansson stars in the female protagonist action movie directed by Luc Besson. Read More »

Daily Five: Girl Geeks Rule Comic-Con

Plus 26 things feminists are sick of hearing, and polls that say America is finally ready for a female president. Read More »

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This Day in History: Svetlana Savitskaya’s Space Walk

30 years ago today, Svetlana Savitskaya was welding metal in space. In the temperate outer space climate of minus 455 degrees fahrenheit, Svetlana tested and repaired parts of the Salyut 7 space station in her red-striped spacesuit. Read More »

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