“Traveling While Black Can Be Downright Bizarre”

“What I’ve discovered during my travels is that my race serves, simultaneously, as both a repellent and an invitation, prompting avoidance and intrusion. In places where the locals have had few (or no) interactions with black people, I’ve been met with a wide range of reactions—some frankly astonishing…” Read the full story: Daily BeastPhoto credit: Unsplash/N.

Japan’s Working Mothers: Record Responsibilities, Little Help From Dads

Many Japanese women are stuck in limited roles in the workplace, and one of the biggest hindrances to their ambitions — and the nation’s as a whole — is the disproportionate burden women shoulder at home. While they have entered the work force at historic levels, their avalanche of domestic responsibilities is not shrinking —…

Female Ranchers are Reclaiming the American West

As men leave animal agriculture for less gritty work, more ranches are being led by women — with new ideas about technology, ecology and the land. “Our current generation of land managers is aging out of that role. You could look at that as a disaster, or you could really look at that as an opportunity…

11 Science Podcasts From Women That Will Blow Your Mind

Science is amazing in all its forms — and if you don’t have enough time to grab the latest issue of Nature, there are still many ways to keep up to date on the weird and wonderful new discoveries coming out of STEM all over the world.   Enter podcasts. They’ve been particularly great as a…

Why So Many Women Travel to Denmark for Fertility Treatments

Denmark, a country of 5.7 million people, has the greatest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology (ART). While approximately 1.7% of all infants born in the U.S. are conceived using ART, an estimated 8% to 10% of Danish babies are born using these techniques. But it’s not just the Danish residents who benefit from fertility treatment options. This article…

Meet the “Brave Ones”: The Women Saving Africa’s Wildlife

Phundundu Wildlife Park – located in Zimbabwe – is a 115 square mile former trophy hunting area that is part of a larger ecosystem home to some 11,000 elephants. It is also the first nature reserve in the world to be managed and protected by an all-women ranger unit. This ranger unit – who call…