Today is National Cheesecake Day, a designated 24 hours in which to celebrate a decadent dessert whose origin dates back to ancient Greece. For us, a bunch of word nerds and language lovers, this random "holiday" inspired a random curiosity... exactly when and how did the term "cheesecake" come to be a sexual metaphor for women? Only one way to find out. ... [Read More]
"What the butter is wrong with you people? Why did it take so long? It's right there in the Declaration of Independence...all men...aaaaall men are created... ohhhhhh."
Last night, Stephen Colbert transported himself to July 4, 1776, via satellite, to share the news of Hillary Clinton's historic achievement as the first woman ... [Read More]
Beloved writer, illustrator and conservationist Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. Growing up in an affluent family afforded Beatrix a privileged childhood spent cultivating a passion for art and nature.
As a young girl, Beatrix enjoyed sketching animals and later invented stories that combined her love for both animals ... [Read More]
Last week was the 47th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. To celebrate this historic moment, our friends at I Fucking Love Science put together this great video of a “few things you might not have known about the women who helped the men get there.”
"An enormous number of women made huge contributions to the development ... [Read More]
Though Amelia Earhart’s July 1937 disappearance over the Pacific remains shrouded in mystery, her courage, vision, and groundbreaking achievements in aviation and for women are known around the world. Today, on what would have been her 119th birthday, we’re celebrating everything the pioneering aviatrix ... [Read More]
167 years ago today, on July 22 in 1849, famed American poet Emma Lazarus was born in New York City to a wealthy sugar refining family of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent. A writer from an early age, she went on to become part of the late nineteenth century New York literary elite, and at age 34 penned the inspiring sonnet that would give the Statue of ... [Read More]
By Rebecca Price - Part of the appeal of Chicago – the longest-running American musical in Broadway history – is that although the events unfolding on stage occurred almost 100 years ago, they feel current. Audiences feel as if they’re watching an episode of Law & Order, with sensational characters, gripping plotlines, and crimes ripped from the headlines.
That’s ... [Read More]
By Hayley Leake - The path of pain science has been paved by many notable figures – Patrick Wall, Ron Melzack, Rene Descartes, Max Von Frey, the list goes on. As these names spring to mind, a palpable absence becomes apparent. Where are all the ladies!? A gender gap in scientific contributions still remains today. Some suggest that science may be built on the shoulders of women ... [Read More]