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What’s Wrong with the Nobel Prize
What’s Wrong with the Nobel Prize

How come only fifteen women were ever awarded the prestigious accolade in science?

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A Moving Meditation on Gender Identity
A Moving Meditation on Gender Identity

“This culture wants little boys to dream only of baseball, trucks, and trains. This culture has no room for little boys who want to be gorgeous.”

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Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture
Ways of Seeing: John Berger’s Classic 1972 BBC Critique of Consumer Culture

Gender roles, the elusive promises of advertising, and what oil painting has to do with the publicity machine.

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Women in Science: Einstein’s Advice to a Little Girl Who Wants to Be a Scientist
Women in Science: Einstein’s Advice to a Little Girl Who Wants to Be a Scientist

On what matters and what doesn’t.

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The Big Feminist BUT: The Caveats of Gender Politics in Comics
The Big Feminist BUT: The Caveats of Gender Politics in Comics

“There’s both liberation and possibility in pointing out that you’re not a sellout or a coward for refusing to adopt a label that doesn’t quite name your experience.”

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The Seducer’s Cookbook: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Seduction
The Seducer’s Cookbook: A Vintage Guide to the Lost Art of Seduction

“Seduction … is becoming as much of a lost art as hand-caning and bookbinding. But while those two crafts can be replaced by machine work, seduction, if it is not done ‘by hand,’ will not be done at all.”

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Anti-Suffragette Postcards from the Early 20th Century
Anti-Suffragette Postcards from the Early 20th Century

A brief pictorial history of socially sanctioned sexism.

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<em>Women of the World</em>: An Arresting Global Exploration
Women of the World: An Arresting Global Exploration

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