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Context and Variation

Context and Variation

Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.

Vaginal pH Redux: Acidic Tampons, Coming to a Store Near You

Readers of this blog are already aware that their vaginas are at their best when they are on the acidic side. Vaginal flora is healthy, bacterial overgrowth is at a minimum, and any foreign bodies that want to pass through are firmly discouraged...

February 24, 2012 — Kate Clancy

There Will Be Blood: Follow Up to Skeptically Speaking Podcast

 As many of you have already heard, I was a guest on Skeptically Speaking a few weeks ago, on the topic of why women menstruate. PZ Myers tackled the evolutionary perspective first, and then I got to answer audience questions and talk a little about my own research.Because I think it’s important for listeners and readers to see where the evidence came from to support my claims, I am sharing references (and in several cases, past posts of mine that themselves contain references)...

February 13, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Blogging While Female, and Why We Need a Posse

Twin City Derby Girls, lining up at the start of a jam to support their jammer. My other posse. Photo courtesy of Alex Wild. The women in scienceblogging session at Science Online this year was very different from last year...

January 24, 2012 — Kate Clancy

Even When We Want Something, We Need to Hide It

This is a repost of a piece I wrote after the women in scienceblogging panel at Science Online 2011. Seeing as we're heading into #scio12 season and there will be another women in scienceblogging session (this time in the brilliant and capable hands of Janet Stemwedel and Christie Wilcox), AND a writing for women's magazines session, I thought it was time to bring this one back...

January 11, 2012 — Kate Clancy

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