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At the end of her professional career, Lynn Conway was professor emerita of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan. Marcin Szczepanski/University of Michigan via AP

Lynn Conway was a trans woman in tech − and underappreciated for decades after she helped launch the computing revolution

The trailblazing engineer was co-inventor of a technique for designing computer chips that laid the groundwork for the computing revolution.
Actor Halle Berry, standing in front of U.S. senators, proclaims that she’s in menopause. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Menopause treatments can help with hot flashes and other symptoms – but many people aren’t aware of the latest advances

The number of patients prescribed hormonal therapy plummeted after 2002, due to findings experts have since questioned. With better understanding, more and more people are using these treatments.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns from a break in his hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal Court, May 28, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, Pool)

The intersectionality of hate helps make sense of the ideology of Donald Trump and the far right

The intersectionality of hate, which combines racism, antisemitism and misogyny, leads the white heterosexual male to believe that he is a victim of the “minorities” he must resist.
Biases against certain groups of people can escalate into acts of violence if left unchecked. Paul Taylor/Stone via Getty Images

Why do people hate people?

It can be easy to mistake feelings like fear and anger as hate. When biases are acted out in harmful ways, however, speaking up can help stop hate from getting worse.
Supporters and opponents of a proposed ordinance to add caste to Seattle’s anti-discrimination laws gather at City Hall on Feb. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

How caste discrimination impacts communities in Canada

Casteism is commonly seen as a form of discrimination limited to South Asia. However, diaspora communities in Canada are also grappling with issues of caste.
Research shows women are at higher risk for burnout and psychological, emotional and physical stress in the workplace in comparison to their male counterparts. (Shutterstock)

Stop breaking women’s hearts at work: 7 ways to make workplaces better for cardiovascular health

Acknowledging that factors like the built environment, social and health systems, and outdated policies are the problems — rather than people — is a step towards healthier and safer workplaces.
A mural dedicated to Du Bois and the Old Seventh Ward is painted on the corner of 6th and South streets in Philadelphia. Paul Marotta/Getty Images

W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists

Over a century ago, white Philadelphia elites believed the city was going to the dogs – and they blamed poor Black inner-city residents instead of the racism that kept this group disenfranchised.
It is not enough to remove the unfair barriers holding women back; we also need to confront the unfair privileges propelling men forward. (Shutterstock)

‘Benevolent sexism’ in startups widens the gender gap by advantaging men over women

For Canada’s new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to be effective, we must gain a deeper understanding of sexism in startup spaces.

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