-being rather low, remember it involves stuff like this:
Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Egyptian mathematician and philosopher Hypatia was stoned in public by order of the Bishop of Alexandria. As the cleric saw it, Hypatia had too many irritating features: she was a woman, a pagan, and in particular much too smart. In human societies, it always seems as if men, from time immemorial, have done everything possible to deny women access to knowledge and power, which are often linked. This hold began to loosen only during the Renaissance, when girls were (very) gradually allowed, and then encouraged, to pursue the same studies as boys. But the road has been long, and there is still quite a way to go.
h/t Agellius for finding a not-yet-updated copy.
Joseph Moore does a great job of cataloging the fail in the first two sentences at his blog, and links to a good corrective about crazy myth-building involving Hypatia. He even has the grace to admit that the source he had was such that he wasn’t absolutely sure it was real…but turned out it was.
Remember, this is for the longest continuously published magazine in the US, with editors and a reputation and everything.
And…this came through?