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Janelle Monáe: "Until Every Man Is Fighting for Our Rights, We Should Consider Stopping Having Sex"

Janelle Monáe is always right. When she wears something, it's the right thing to wear. When she makes a song with Erykah Badu, it's the right song to listen to, always. Read More »

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 »