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How the ''Business Case'' for Gender Equality Sidelines Human Rights

The case for gender equality at work is increasingly being made with economic arguments. The corporate consultancy giant McKinsey says that …

Companies Plan Tests of “Optogenetic Goggles” to Restore Sight - MIT Technology Review

Two startup companies say they plan to start clinical trials to treat blindness by combining an emerging technology called optogenetics with …

The 25% Rule in Photography and Life

Dear friend,<p>I have this principle I’ve followed in my photography and life — the “25% rule.”<p>The 25% rule in photography<p>The concept is simple. When …

A Rundown of Recent Republican Discourse About Women

Civil service at its best.<p>On Monday, President Trump hosted a round table to discuss women in the workforce. But his valiant effort to prove that "nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump" falls short of believable when you consider his track record, from the <i>Access Hollywood</i> tape to his …

New Jersey

Befriending Becky: On The Imperative Of Intersectional Solidarity

As an unapologetically black, queer and cash poor femme, I can only speak definitively on my own experiences.<p>I don’t like white women.<p>Whenever I say that, white women look at me like I just decapitated Taylor Swift. If I’m being honest, their reaction is part of the reason I say it. But rest …

See Jean-Michel Basquiat through the eyes of an ex-lover

Before the Warhol-owned loft on Great Jones Street and the scrawling canvas works, before the lens of the art world shifted onto the most prolific painter of the 80s, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived in the mostly derelict East Village, on East 12th Street. Living with then-girlfriend Alexis Adler, …

7 Young People on Their Views of Gender

About two years ago, I began photographing transgender and “gender-expansive” children and young adults in the United States and Europe. I wanted to ask this question: “Who are we beyond ideas tied to our gender?” The answer is critical not only to the transgender community, I believe, but to …

These Hand-Embroidered Scenes Tell Mysterious Stories

Embroidery artist Michelle Kingdom takes time to let her needlework tell stories.<p>The slow pace of hand embroidery makes it a perfect activity to let your mind wander and begin spinning tales, which is exactly what one Los Angeles artist does. Michelle Kingdom uses traditional needlework techniques …

No signs of asthma found in third of adults diagnosed with it

<i>For those diagnosed with asthma within the past five years, a JAMA study has found a current diagnosis could not be established in about one third of supposed asthma sufferers. We talked to the study's lead author, Shawn Aaron from the University of Ottawa, to find out what doctors and patients</i> …

Why I Had Mixed Emotions About The Women's March

Black women are entitled to our anger and frustration.<p>Millions turned out on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the world. I wasn’t one of them.<p>It isn’t that I was against the core ideals of the march, or sided with those who thought it was just a bunch of …

Patients Cared For By Female Doctors Fare Better Than Those Treated By Men

In a study that is sure to rile male doctors, Harvard researchers have found that female doctors who care for elderly hospitalized patients get better results. Patients cared for by women were less likely to die or return to the hospital after discharge.<p>Previous research has shown that female …

Medicine

The artist’s foray into food and cookery was just as surreal as his paintings, as his recently republished book Les Dîners de Gala illustrates<p>Salvador Dalí’s late-life foray into cookbook writing would not be to everyone’s tastes, even the artist himself acknowledged. Dieters and the …

Salvador Dalí

Sarah Churchwell examines the myths, stories and misogyny surrounding American women and power<p>• ‘We are witnessing the politics of humiliation’ – Siri Hustvedt, Joyce Carol Oates and more on the US election<p>For 240 years, America has toyed with the idea of a woman becoming president. This year, for …

Feminism

The Future of Sex Is Orgy Domes

We spoke to Emily Witt about her brilliant new book 'Future Sex', which takes on cultural myths around sexuality and sexual experimentation with a serious, radical eye.<p>When I met Emily Witt six years ago, I felt that touch of vertigo that comes when you realize you're in the presence of a highly …

Gender stereotypes have made us horrible at recognizing autism in women and girls

In August, the National Autistic Society called on medical professionals to change the way they diagnose women and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ever since the term autism was first coined by Hans Asperger in 1944, it has remained predominantly, if anecdotally, associated with men and …

Polish Women Stage 'Black Monday' Strikes to Protest Abortion Law

Legions of women across Poland dressed in black and went on strike Monday to protest a proposed law that would ban all abortions.<p>Tens of thousands of demonstrators braved the cold and rain to rally in the main square of Warsaw’s historic Old Town and enormous "Black Monday" protests were also …

Animated GIFs in Bubble Gum Colors

Animated GIFs are often visually addictive, and for those of you constantly on Tumblr, you may have seen plenty there. But as I have mentioned before …

10 Artists Who Use Animation to Create Tattoos in Motion

Motion is a concept that has intrigued even the earliest humans. A bowl dating back 5,200 years was found during the 1970s in Iran’s Burnt City. On …

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how …

Arguments over the appropriation of culture have deep roots

College students in blackface. A white chef telling people how to eat Vietnamese pho. Students of color who consider bad sushi in the dining hall to be a cultural insult. A white writer writing about nonwhite people in a clumsy fashion. These are some of the incidents of "cultural appropriation," …

Don’t judge a neighbor by her sexuality: I was taught to hate my lesbian neighbors — they took me in anyway

When my parents’ marriage fell apart, my friend’s two moms saved me — even though my dad said they’d go to hell<p><i>This article originally appeared on Narratively.</i><p>"Hey Penny, is Carrie awake?” I ducked through the screen door, letting it bang shut behind me. The sun had barely crested the Seattle …

‘Women Atheists Are Genuinely Considered Monsters’

Americans have long been suspicious of nonbelievers. Misogyny, nativism, and racism have often been tied up in their fear.<p>In general, Americans do not like atheists. In studies, they say they feel coldly toward nonbelievers; it’s estimated that more than half of the population say they’d be less …

Religion

Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden | Reuters

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The 27 states challenging Obama’s Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. But most are likely to hit them anyway.<p>Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP’s early …

Clinton Losing Millennial Support Nationally and in Key States

New polls released this week suggests Hillary Clinton has a growing problem with millennial voters and that's a major concern for the Democratic presidential nominee.<p>Both national polls and surveys in swing states show Clinton has seen a slide with voters younger than 35, particularly when …

Government

The Hidden Impact Of Domestic Violence On The Gender Wage Gap

Abuse and violence against women is one reason why some women don’t earn as much as men for the same jobs.<p>Pay equity is about more than just gender equality at work. Violence against women also plays a role in the wage gap, according to a report from McKinsey & Company.<p><i>The Power of Parity:</i> …

A State-by-State List of the Lies Abortion Doctors Are Forced to Tell Women

In 26 states, abortion providers are required to carry "informed consent" brochures devised by conservative politicians, who say they're simply trying to help women make a difficult decision. But others are forcing doctors to give inaccurate info.<p><i>Additional reporting by Leila Ettachfini.</i><p>When she …

Would You Be Open to Dating Someone Trans? Survey Says...

Adamandeve.com, a site for adult products, conducted a sex survey asking more than 1,000 adults if they would be open to being in a relationship with someone who identifies as transgender. The results of the survey are very telling of where society as a whole is on understanding trans identity and …

Pope Calls Teaching About Gender Identity ‘Ideological Colonization’

While on a trip to Poland last week, Pope Francis met with bishops and shared his views on schools teaching concepts about gender identity and gender …

Why the Courts Can’t Save LGBT Americans From Discrimination

Judges may want to shield gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people from harassment and disparate treatment, but recent decisions suggest the law isn’t there yet.<p>Some United States judges would like to protect transgender kids from discrimination at school. Some would like to prevent women …

LGBTQI

The Uncertain Olympic Future for Trans and Intersex Athletes

The participation of trans and intersex athletes in elite sporting competitions has been controversial for decades, and the debate is centered around testosterone.<p>There has never been an out transgender competitor in the Olympic Games. Until 2003, trans people weren't eligible to compete; that …