Judit Polgar is currently the only woman in the top 100 chess players in the world. Here, she is playing about a dozen other kids at chess. At the same time. She beat them all.

This Does Really Happen: Stereotypes Undermine Performance

Stereotype threat can be hard to prove in real life situation, but here's a really good example of how it works

Looks like some scientists could use a quick Gender Theory 101 course.

Some Scientific Journals Are Still Confusing Sex and Gender

Sex and gender are not synonyms, yet some scientific journals continue to use them interchangeably



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“Men and women. Women and men. It will never work.” –Erica Jong

Where Men See White, Women See Ecru

Neuroscientists prove what we always suspected: the two sexes see the world differently

Cover of the Jan 1950 issue of Redbook

Aldous Huxley’s Predictions for 2000 A.D.

The famous author envisioned a brave new world where swelling populations would put tremendous strain on the Earth's resources


Sex and Space Travel: Predictions from the 1950s

The cure for lonely space missions? One astronomer proposed hiring astronaut concubines


It’s a Woman’s World With the End of Men

Men are floundering in the 21st century, according to Hanna Rosin, and the shift has wide-ranging implications for the workplace and the home

A woman is made to smell her partner's body odors to see if they're suitable for marriage

Mechanical Matchmaking: The Science of Love in the 1920s

Four "scientific" tests to determine whether your marriage will succeed or fail

The woman of the year 2030, illustrated by Edward McKnight Kauffer in 1930

Lab-grown Babies in the Year 2030

A 1930 book argued that women's "liberation from the dangers of childbirth" would be a crucial first step toward gender equality

Woman of the year 2000

In The Future, All Women Will Be Amazons

Thanksgiving meal in a pill

A Thanksgiving Meal (in-a-pill)

The future of food was envisioned by many prognosticators as entirely meatless and often synthetic

Pink and blue arrived as colors for babies in the mid-19th century; yet, the two colors were not promoted as gender signifiers until just before World War I.

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?

Every generation brings a new definition of masculinity and femininity that manifests itself in children’s dress

Hysterical Men by Mark Micale.

History of the Hysterical Man

Doctors once thought that only women suffered from hysteria, but a medical historian says that men were always just as susceptible

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