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Six Women Who Paved The Way For Female Engineers And Architects

The Brooklyn Bridge was an awesome feat of engineering that required not just scientific prowess but political strength. For 14 years, the construction of the bridge was overseen and managed by a woman named Emily Warren Roebling, who took over the role as chief engineer after her husband fell ill.


How A Man Who Wore A Fake Uterus Is Reinventing Sanitary Pads

This is story about a man who created — and wore– a fake, bleeding uterus made out of a bladder and goat’s blood. This is also a story about an inventor breaking profound taboos to revolutionise the lives of women. Either way, how a school dropout in India came to invent a cheaper way to make sanitary pads is a tale at once weird and inspiring, as chronicled in a recent BBC article.


When A Bar Full Of Women Was A Nightmarish Dystopia

Harry Grant Dart had quite an eye for the future. The early 20th century illustrator imagined women driving flying machines, the airmail of the future dropping from the sky, and even a world of robot butlers long before the word robot had even been coined. But one of Dart’s illustrations from 1908 was perhaps the most startling for people of his generation: a bar filled with nothing but women.


Beautiful Woman In Bikini Turns Into Santa Claus In Reverse Photoshop

Well played. Ad agency Victors & Spoils poked fun of mass media’s tendency to turn normal humans into plastic Barbie and Ken dolls through their abuse of Photoshop by, well, using Photoshop in reverse. That is, they took a viral photo of a girl in a bikini that had been heavily altered and added more alterations to the original alterations to transform the skinny Barbie into a fat Santa Claus. The power of Photoshop swings both ways.


Women In India Use Smartphones To Map Creeps In Real Time

Let’s be real here, most of the time smartphones get used for a lot of nothing. But in India women are using their smartphones to protect themselves by tracking local incidents of harassment and violence.


Watch Men Cringe And Cry In Pain As They Go Through A Simulation Of Giving Birth

Women have the ultimate trump card when it comes to dealing with pain: they give birth. And since men have no idea what giving birth even feels like, we really don’t know how painful it really is. Maybe it’s all a big conspiracy (kidding!). Maybe it’s not that bad (of course it is!). Well, two men attached themselves to a machine that simulates labour pains and um, it ain’t pretty.


Touchscreen-Friendly Fingernails Turn Every Digit Into A Stylus

If you’re a fan of long fingernails, you’ve probably already developed special techniques for using touchscreen devices. But Sri Vellanki, the creator of a fingertip stylus called Tech Tips, feels women shouldn’t be limited to what technology they can use because of their fashion choices. So she’s developed a touchscreen-friendly fingernail that works like a high-precision stylus.


Saudi Arabian Men Now Get Text Alerts When Their Wives Leave The Country

In Saudi Arabia, if a woman leaves the country, her husband or male “guardian” will receive a text message to let him know that, even if she’s travelling with him, ho boy! His woman is on the loose.


How Guys Talk To Cute Girls On OKCupid

Online dating, like real-life dating, can get a little skeevy, because people are lame and pervy. So to see the type of lame and pervy responses that a cute girl would get while on a dating service like OKCupid, a guy created a fake profile with a picture of a cute girl and BATSHIT INSANE CRAZY information. How did the guys take it? They loved it!


Whole Amazon's Binders Now Full Of Funny Reviews

It had to happen: there are now whole Amazon binder pages full of humourous reviews ridiculing Mitt Romney and his “whole binders full of women” phrase, from yesterday’s Presidential debate. Some of them are ok. Some are really funny. Check them at [Amazon]