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Sex

Meet Nettie Stevens: The Genetics Pioneer Who Discovered That Sex Is Determined By Chromosomes

Born 155 years ago today in Vermont, biologist Nettie Stevens was a pioneer in modern genetics and an activist who sought to bring female scientists to the forefront. Read More »

This Video Explaining Consent Using a Tea Analogy Is Everything

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary's simplest definitions of the word, consent is a verb meaning "to agree to do or allow something" or a noun meaning "permission for something to happen or be d Read More »

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Yes Means Yes: Affirmative Consent Is Now Law for New York Colleges

Major progress geared toward combatting campus sexual assault was made when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that requires all New York universities and colleges to adopt the same sexual co Read More »

Claire Dunphy and the Serious, High-Strung, Sexless Moms on TV

Ever since ABC's Modern Family first aired back in 2009, I've had a soft spot for Claire Dunphy, the high-strung wife and mother of three who seems to constantly be looking around, thinking, Is this really happening? Is this my life? Maybe it's because I've been described by a former boss and more than one former boyfriend as a little too type A. Read More »

ThrowBack Thursday: Dr. Ruth

For our week on women in STEM, ThrowBack Thursday goes to beloved sex therapist Dr. Ruth. Read More »