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Wikipedia, the encyclopedia of everything, is mostly about men. According to Women in Red, an in-house Wikipedia improvement project, less than 18 per cent of the site’s 1.5 million biography pages are about women. And that figure actually represents an improvement: In late 2014, the number was 15 per cent.

A lot of that progress is thanks to Women in Red itself, which was founded in 2015 to increase and improve the site’s coverage of women.


Spotify's top playlists feature way more men than women. Not just in the algorithmic playlists, which reproduce inequalities in the music industry at large, but also in the curated ones, according to a thorough, stat-filled feature article on The Baffler. For example, Spotify's top curated playlist of 2017 was RapCaviar, a rotating 50-track playlist with nine million followers. Over the entire month that The Baffler tracked, it included one woman-led song. One.


Men! Mule Design co-founder Erika Hall has seven ways for you to counteract sexism at work. Some will help you shut down overt sexism; some address more unconscious habits such as interrupting women. And you don't need to be in a position of power to use them. Hall's article is free of filler, so read it all, but here's our favourite tip.


Valentina Tereshkova worked at a textile mill as a teenager and began learning to parachute in her early 20s. As the space race between the US and the Soviets hastened, she applied to be an astronaut. On June 16, 1963, she climbed into a tiny capsule that would make her the first woman to ever be launched into space. Then she proclaimed: “Hey sky, take off your hat. I’m on my way!”

What a badass.

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Women account for around 26 per cent of visitors to Pornhub, according to the site's latest insights. That's enough for a noticeable drop in traffic to be evident during the Women's March in January.

But how does the way women consume and access porn differ to their male counterparts?


Recent research out of Harvard Business found women in the technology sector have 50 per cent less access to funding, and only 7 per cent of venture capitalist money supporting their products -- but the women who are financed typically perform 63 per cent better than their male counterparts.

There are a growing number of initiatives actively impacting the gender disparity in the tech sector - from Girls Who Code to Female Founders Fund - but we don't hear about the success stories from these initiatives often enough. Let's take a moment to highlight the careers of nine female entrepreneurs from all over the world.


Finding the perfect sports bra can be tricky. You need a wide band, full coverage in the front, straps that don't dig in and the right material that allows for comfort without bouncing. That's a tall order, so Būband went a different direction. Their band suppresses bounce, and your regular sports bra does the rest.


The gender pay gap may be narrowing, but women still earn 83 cents for every dollar a man earns for the same job, according to a new report. Those numbers vary depending on the industry, though, and research from career site Glassdoor breaks it down.


Sydney startup accelerator BlueChilli has announced the launch of a female-focused program called SheStarts at an event celebrating International Women's Day earlier this week. The new program will not only help fund and mentor ten female tech entrepreneurs who are to launch their startups this year, but will also chronicle their journeys for a feature-length documentary.


Today, the world celebrates International Women's Day, a global honouring of womanhood and recognition of female economic, political and social achievements. To mark the occasion, we're asking our readers -- both male and female -- to wax lyrical about the special women in their lives; be it your mother, sister, girlfriend, wife, daughter, aunt, grandmother, gal pal, colleague or boss. Make your nominations in the comments; then post it on their social media page. Because they deserve it.


Workouts that include dedicated chest routines will improve your upper body strength, posture, and confidence. Unfortunately, many ladies discount these chest-acular benefits from fear based on misguided notions. Here's what you need to know about chest exercises and how they actually affect your -- ahem -- ta-tas.