A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news The vaccine whisperers. Reimagining female beauty. The racist story behind the pit bull. Can self-help heal the body politic? Why did Mary Clara like to steal dresses? Meet five doctors who perform abortions. What does “feminism” mean in Bollywood? The Sims and 20 years of… Read more →
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Tinder for sperm. The 1960s “freeway revolts.” Diagnosing OCD in the past. Ireland’s lesbian revolutionaries. A history of the frontal lobotomy. A history of impotency treatments. The medieval “vagina monologue.” Surviving Europe’s killer heat waves. How hoop skirts led to tape measures. The defiant… Read more →
A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news Selling Angola. A history of space food. The women who invented collage. Julia Child and an opera about cake. The rise of the lesbian period drama. Where are all the Bob Ross paintings? The suffragists who opposed birth control. Jane Austen’s tips for health… Read more →
Favorite Book Laura Ansley: It’s been yet another hard year to be a woman (or really a person) in America, and I found myself turning to books that some might think frivolous. The contemporary romance genre has blossomed in the last few years, with more diverse writers bringing new stories to huge audiences. I’d highly… Read more →
Let’s face it, we all knew 2017 was going to be a garbage fire. But in between the political nightmares, nazis, and general terribleness, there were moments in 2017 that gave us life. Nursing Clio presents its third annual Best Of list. Favorite Book Laura Ansley: I can never pick just one. But favorite fiction this year… Read more →
This week, we brought you interviews with the historians behind two new history podcasts, Dig and Sexing History. Today we polled our editors and writers: what are you listening to? What is your favorite history podcast? Averill Earls: For indie podcasts, obviously Dig: A History Podcast. For people who get paid to podcast, Stuff You Missed in… Read more →
Nursing Clio is on summer vacation June 25 to July 8. See you again soon!
Some of our favorite photos from the NC Editors of the 1-22-2017 Women’s March on Washington and other cities.
Let’s face it, 2016 was a dumpster fire and we’re glad to see it die a fiery death. But in between the political cataclysms, celebrity deaths, and general terribleness, there were moments in 2016 that gave us life. Nursing Clio presents its second annual Best Of list. Favorite Book Laura Ansley: I read a lot… Read more →
With acknowledgments to our friends at Tropics of Meta who thought of the idea first, here are Nursing Clio’s “best of” the year. Favorite Book Lauren MacIvor Thompson I got nothin’. #dissertationproblems Lara Freidenfelds Shaping Our Selves: On Technology, Flourishing, and a Habit of Thinking, by Erik Parens. Parens is wise, humble, insightful, and pleasingly… Read more →