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From her childhood as a self-confessed gaming nerd to her career as an engineering-inspired artist (or is it art-inspired engineer?), Suz Somersall has made a life of her own design. 

Whitney Bell got tired of receiving unwanted sexually explicit photos from men, and decided to do something about it. 

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“The biggest trick is how do we teach women at any stage to keep knowing what they want and asking for that,” 

We’ll have a conversation with prison reform activist, Susan Burton, about her book Becoming Ms. Burton.  

"Girls Whispering" by Kevin Shorter, used under CC license / resized and cropped.

 Host Joseph Pace and New York Times best-selling author Deborah Tannen discuss her new book, You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships.

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Electrical engineer and computer programmer Kimberly Bryant says that when she was in college, she was one of only a few women, and the only black woman, in her class. When she had her own daughter, Kai, she wondered what she could do to get more young girls of color into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Tom Levy

 

Like other holy scriptures, the Quran has been studied and read, commented on, and interpreted mostly by men. There was a tradition of female scholarship early in Islam, but later, it was men at the helm of breaking down the verses, and deciding how they’re applicable to everyday life.

Dear Donald Trump: "I do not think you are the next Hitler"

Jan 24, 2017

Over the weekend, the historic Women's March on Washington drew huge crowds to the nation's capital, with satellite marches taking place all over the world — including here in the Bay Area

Dear Donald Trump: "I am not your convenient vagina"

Jan 19, 2017
George Baker

This Saturday, millions of people will take to the streets in cities across the country in concert with the Women’s March on Washington.

East Bay Express

The deadline for submitting an essay has been extended to Jan. 11. See details below! 

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The host of the "Millennial" podcast, on how she learned to negotiate.

Philosophy Talk: Science and Gender

Nov 25, 2016
"science school" by Nelley used under CC license

Is science inherently sexist, or is it just practiced that way?


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Tiffany Shlain's latest film is called "50/50" because it shares the story of what the world used to look like and can look with true equality.

On the October 14th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of gender, sexism, and abortion restrictions in the presidential election. 

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Arlie Hochschild has been called "one of the most imaginative and productive feminist sociologists of the last thirty years."

On the October 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss new museums and exhibits that tell the story of African-American history.

Every immigrant has a coming to the America memory. Nayomi Munaweera came to America when she was 12. It was the mid eighties. And Duran Duran.

 

Dayla Soul's film, “It Ain’t Pretty,” shows what it's really like for the women who charge at San Francisco's Ocean Beach. Because, Soul has a problem with the "surfer girl" image.

"Power through Partnership. How Women Lead Better Together."

Jo Boaler- Revolutionizing Math Education 

In her world exhibition, "Women:New Portraits" Annie Leibovitz updates the photos from the book she published in 1999 with Susan Sontag, called "Women."

Image by Flickr user Youth Radio, under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / cropped and resized

 

 

For decades, media has treated the Saudi Arabian woman as the posterchild for female oppression. But changes in the Kingdom are now challenging that image.

 

What's it take to get nominated into the National Women's Hall of Fame?

Only 6% of partners in Venture Capital firms are women. Meet the founder of all-female VC group Broadway Angels, who shares what it takes to fund and be funded.

 

Angela Johnston

Ellen Frankel slips the last of her quarters into the Medieval Madness pinball machine and wipes the sweat off her forehead. It’s her second game of the night, and she’s trying to get a new high score. Although she is shy to admit it, Frankel is a real pinball wizard.

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We all want our daughters to grow up strong and independent, but how do we ensure that 'having it all' doesn't mean 'doing it all'?

We all want our daughters to grow up strong and independent, but how do we ensure that 'having it all' doesn't mean 'doing it all'?

Mark Tuschman

On the Oct 6th edition of Your Call we'll have a conversation with Mark Tuschman about his new book “Faces of Courage: Intimate Portraits of Women on the Edge.” 

It seems like running a business and respecting the environment are at odds. Is it possible to do good for the planet and have a successful business? 

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