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Employee Suing Point72 For Gender Bias Says Firm Is Surprisingly Congenial Towards Employees Suing It For Gender Bias

Laura Bonner only feels a little weird about showing up to work every day.

What It’s Like When Elon Musk’s Twitter Mob Comes After You

When female journalists like me dare to question the SpaceX and Tesla founder, there’s a predictable result: We get called bitches, idiots, and worse.<p>…

FTSE firms' excuses for lack of women in boardrooms 'pitiful and patronising'

Women aren’t a good fit in boardrooms, most of them don’t want the hassle of a big job and they don’t understand the complex issues discussed in board meetings. That is according to executives at the UK’s biggest firms, who have offered the excuses to explain why their boardrooms are dominated by …

Celeb Men Are Leading A Male Mental Health Revolution

I am a guy who struggles with anxiety and depression. I’m also a journalist who occasionally writes about mental health. So I notice when public figures, particularly men, speak openly about mental health and mental illness.<p>I noticed when novelist Donald Antrim delivered a commencement address in …

Even ‘nice guys’ don’t have a right to sex – and On Chesil Beach shows why

In the wake of #MeToo, Hollywood is waking up to the fact that male entitlement is toxic – and women won’t accept it<p>There are no end of movies about the “nice guy” getting the girl, but nowadays Hollywood is showing us that he might not be so nice after all. It began last year with Nacho …

The silencing of the lesbians

Even I’m a bit surprised by this and I’m writing it, but this is an article about lesbians. I’m writing about lesbians because some of them believe they are currently the subject of political failure. They believe that the people, organisations and institutions that are supposed to speak and stand …

David Letterman Just Can’t Figure Out Why He Never Had Women Writers

David Letterman has hosted over 6,000 hours of a talk show, which means he should be good at talking. So I was surprised when he raised the issue of …

David Letterman

Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens

Despite the compelling narrative about African women becoming titans of industry, sexism and inequality make scaling up impossible for many entrepreneurs<p>Africa is building up a glowing reputation as the global leader in female entrepreneurship. Last year, MasterCard released its celebratory Index …

Africa

University 'turned down politically incorrect transgender research'

James Caspian says Bath Spa University approved but then rejected his proposed research into gender reassignment reversal<p>Bath Spa University is conducting an internal inquiry into claims that it turned down an application for research on gender reassignment reversal because it was “potentially …

South West England

An open letter to the medical profession

In recent years, the presence of transgender issues in the public consciousness has seen a seemingly exponential rise. There has been a concurrent …

“Sexual assault is a human issue…”

Zeke Thomas on music and life after #MeToo<p>I caught up with Zeke Thomas to talk about his music and the hidden pain of male sexual assault.<p><b>You began</b> …

If Mumsnet can stand up for free speech, why can’t MPs?

OK, I admit I’m a bit of a Mumsnet groupie, but this needs to be said: Justine Roberts is great. Roberts is the founder of Mumsnet who has this week come out fighting for free speech and sensible political discussion, both of which are at risk in the debate about gender laws. Why Mumsnet? Because a …

Choking women is all the rage. It's branded as fun, sexy 'breath play'

Choking seems to be in fashion, and I don’t mean the type where you need the Heimlich maneuver<p>Choking seems to be in fashion, and I don’t mean the type where you need the Heimlich maneuver. Since the #MeToo movement, we’re learning just how many men seem to see choking women as a legitimate form of …

Genderquake failed. Now for a proper trans debate

Channel 4’s discussion on gender and identity ddin’t work, but that it was tried offers hope<p>How low should we set the bar for discussions about gender and trans issues? Maybe it’s enough that they happen at all, since there’s so much resistance to them taking place. When Channel 4 planned a debate …

Transgender

Eric Schneiderman and the Meaning of Strangulation

It doesn’t take much to cut off someone’s oxygen supply, or to restrict blood flow to and from her brain. Around 10 seconds of pressure on the carotid artery, either constant or intermittent, is usually enough to render the victim unconscious, and it requires less pressure than it takes to open a …

Thanks to Mumsnet I've hit peak trans. Just when I think I'm at the peak, there's another. I feel like I'm climbing Everest. I've recently delved d

MonaTheMoaner Fri 09-Feb-18 22:41:01<p>Thanks to Mumsnet I've hit peak trans. Just when I think I'm at the peak, there's another. I feel like I'm …

Transactivism and the lesbian community |

iwantmycommunityback Sun 21-Jan-18 18:05:42<p>I’ve been thinking a lot over the last few days in particular about transactivism and lesbians and thought …

Transgender killers split up by prison chiefs after groping antics at high security jail

Evil Sophie Eastwood and twisted Alex Stewart formed a relationship in Greenock Prison but other cons complained about their intimate behaviour.<p>Two …

Who Is Anna Wintour Asking Us to Forgive in Her Editor’s Letter?

Anna Wintour is our Fashion Pope, the infallible ruler of <i>Vogue</i>, fashion’s Vatican. Both because of her reputation — which is the stuff of pop-culture …

If trans activists truly cared about feminism, they would respect women’s spaces

In <i>The Guardian</i> this week, lawyer and writer Shon Faye claims “trans people in Britain have recently been subjected to a media onslaught” — an almost …

Ally Sheedy on Her Experience With Hollywood Sexism and Why It Will Never Change

<i>The following essay is entitled “Stasis” and was written by actress Ally Sheedy. It is an excerpt from the new collection</i> Not That Bad: Dispatches …

Woke News

A distasteful debate has been raging in the UK recently about ultra gay men’s rights. What should be a given in today’s progressive times is now …

The Genderquake debate fiasco and the McCarthyism that followed.

perspicatsIn September 2017 I witnessed a 60 year old feminist being attacked by several transactivists, one of whom punched her in the face. I had …

Academic philosophy and the UK Gender Recognition Act.

Something is afoot in academic philosophy. Beyond the academy, there’s a huge and impassioned discussion going on, around the apparent conflict …

WHINY AND BROKEN: The Linguistic Minefield Of Today’s Politically Correct Tranny

I’m a tranny.<p>And it’s time to admit that the biggest threat to the continued public acceptance of trans folk is not Donald Trump, the conservative …

From an interesting book, "Gender Advertisements" by Erving Goffman (1977). And now we know the meaning of the jaunty hip seen in 99/100 selfies by men in dresses. Got another of his, "Presentation of Self in Everyday Life" (1956). Has bearing on all the transmogrification. https://t.co/pTylLlXYMd

Teenager who killed husband after he raped her is sentenced to death in Sudan

Activists in last-ditch effort to save 19-year-old condemned to death for stabbing the man she was forced to marry as he assaulted her<p>A 19-year-old Sudanese woman has been condemned to death by a court in Omdurman for stabbing to death the husband to whom she was forcibly married, who she says …

Crime

The Subtle Sexism Of Your Open Plan Office

A remarkable new study documents the experiences of women in an open office designed by men.<p>There are many reasons to hate open offices: They’re loud, prone to thieves, and, most of all, lack any kind of privacy. But a new research paper reveals yet another knock against them: They’re subtly sexist.<p>…

When Black Men Are Harassed

“The first time, I said, ‘Look, I’m going to pretend this didn’t happen. Let’s just leave this alone.’ ”