With a blue paper sheet covering her pubic hair, a 30-year-old woman is lying naked from the waist down, with her legs spread open on an examination couch in a hospital room. A trainee doctor opens her vagina with a speculum and gazes inside to find the cervix. But this is no ordinary pap smear. […]
Harriet Lester is one of the brains working for the Internet Watch Foundation, the UK’s leading agency to monitor and remove online images of child sexual abuse. She tells Broadly that her job is a chance for her to change history.
A 33-year-old Texan stands in a bathroom, filming. In front of her on the countertop is a plastic cup containing fresh breast milk donated by a friend, and a pregnancy test stick. She dips the test in the milk and carefully lays it on kitchen towel to dry. The experiment’s aim is to see if […]
Earlier this year, famous Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy was found to have sexually harassed his students for years on end. Female astrophysicists say that he’s just the tip of the iceberg—widespread misogyny and bullying are driving women out of the field… Thank you to everyone who helped me research and write this.
Author photographs: Nina Hollington ThemeShopy