Canada’s Nurses Win; N.C. Nixes Planned Parenthood

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Bride Spurns Veil, Redefines Nuptials

In the anthology, “Here Come the Brides! Reflections on Lesbian Love And Marriage,” co-editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort offer an array of intimate insights. In this excerpt, performer Holly Hughes finds it’s easier to get married on Facebook.

Women Were First Computer Programmers

In this excerpt from “The Computer Boys Take Over,” historian Nathan Ensmenger explains that the first computer programmers were women because managers expected programming to be low-skill clerical work. They were wrong: The job required skill and ingenuity and these women persevered.