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Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women?

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[From]  Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women? – The Guardian Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health Lucia GravesWednesday 28 June 2017 06.00 EDT A decade or two ago, the notion that 13 men would be plotting the fate of American women’s healthcare behind closed doors, that they would delight in defunding the women’s health organization Planned Parenthood and impeding healthcare access for millions of American women, would have felt like the politics…read more

What It’s Like as a ‘Girl’ in the Lab

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IT’S 7 p.m. on a Friday night, and I’m still in the lab. Earlier in the day, as I was looking through old data, I unexpectedly found the answer to a question that I’d been trying to address for a year. It was one of those rare “eureka” moments in science. But it’s not as though in an instant a spotlight fell on the pictures of cells I’d been staring at, clearing up all mystery. No, this is the beginning of a new mystery, and I have to repeat months…read more

Why we still need Equal Pay Day

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Women rally for equal pay in Berlin. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) By Catherine Rampell Opinion writer April 13, The Washington Post Happy Equal Pay Day! This Tuesday brings us a divisive political holiday of sorts, representing how far past Dec. 31 women must work to earn as much as men did the previous calendar year. Each year the day is celebrated with indignant speeches, political pledges, confusing stats and plenty of eye-rolling from unsympathetic men (as well as some women) who think crybaby ladies should just get over their persecution complexes already. Catherine Rampell is an…read more