This is the first time in my professional career that there is an international scientific meeting in the city that I live. It is also a meeting for a society that I am attending for the first time; SBN or the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, which essentially translates to the study of genes, hormones, the brain, and behavior. The society’s flagship journal is Hormones and Behavior. The conference began today and ends Wednesday evening. In the morning, a keynote lecture was delivered by Dr. Catherine Wooley from Northwestern. She talked about sex differences in molecular signaling in the hippocampus and its relation to seizures. Her last few slides were the most captivating (or should I say depressing after I explain…). She had her students search through every neuroscience paper with animal models that was published in one of the Big Five journals in our field; Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, and Journal of Neuroscience. Of the 1237 articles, each was assigned to one of 5 categories; use of males only, females only, both males and females controlling for sex, both males and females and no control for sex, or sex unspecified. Tragically, the breakdown was 32%, 3%, 7%, 28%, and 29%, respectively. Yes, nearly two thirds of the papers that are likely viewed as “game changers” in a particular field of neuroscience due to their origin of publication view sex as irrelevant. Nice.