Posts Tagged ‘women’

Photo: Women with Lollipops

Gateway Park, Rosslyn, VA.  June 9th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

Don’t Call STEM Careers “Non-Traditional”

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education has been heavily promoting an upcoming STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) conference for District girls from 8th grade to their first year in college.
As Kay Steiger noted, the STEM pipeline for women slows to a trickle by the time girls finish college, so reinforcing and building [...]

Women: They Teach Yoga

The Post fronts the Metro section with a story on area women who have become yoga instructors as a way to deal with their stressful lives. It is, as one would expect, full of insights like, "Because it’s yoga, the students kept a meditation journal to help them connect with the harmony of the world. [...]

Chef Offers Menu of Gender Oppression, Cake

Recently, I was lucky enough to get a hold of a copy of Missy Chase Lapine's new cookbook,The Sneaky Chef: How to Cheat on Your Man (In The Kitchen): Hiding Healthy Foods in Hearty Meals Any Guy Will Love. The book is a guide for women to sneak yucky health foods onto their man's plate, [...]

XX Trials

Last week, the Washington Post Magazine debuted the "XX Files," a weekly feature that will spotlight personal essays by female writers. The first piece was awesome—a story about how bullshitting can land you naked in a Finnish embassy sauna, by local poet Sandra Beasley. In an online chat today, Beasley and Washington Post Magazine editor [...]