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How Do We Deal with the Problem of Men? Perhaps a Sex Strike Is in Order.

Presumably responding to the unceasing flood of accusations of sexual assault and/or harassment coming out of Hollywood/DC/New …

Twitter says its system is 'broken' after far-right organiser wins blue tick

Verification process is ‘paused’ after Jason Kessler, activist behind Charlottesville rally that sparked violence gains approval<p>Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said its blue tick verification process is “broken” after it verified the organiser of a far-right rally.<p>The social media …

Social Media

Ex-Facebook president Sean Parker: site made to exploit human 'vulnerability'

Facebook’s founders knew they were creating something addictive that exploited “a vulnerability in human psychology” from the outset, according to the company’s founding president Sean Parker.<p>Parker, whose stake in Facebook made him a billionaire, criticized the social networking giant at an Axios …

Social Media

Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' initiative is going global

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Why twice as many ethnic minority parents are proud to pay for private tutors

Middle class parents are increasingly fierce when it comes to their children’s schooling, report after report has highlighted, pushing with all their might to make sure their offspring get first dibs on whatever educational opportunities are available. Among their favoured strategies, according to …

North London

9 Feminist Halloween Costumes To Try If You're All About Dismantling The Patriarchy

It can be downright impossible to find a good Halloween costume, especially if you wait until the night of Halloween to make a mad dash through Kmart …

"GRL PWR" Tattoos Are the Latest Feminist Ink Trend — and We're So Here For It

Growing up, I always had school supplies and Limited Too t-shirts covered with a simple yet powerful slogan: "Girl power." Back then, the phrase was half-heartedly tossed around (right alongside "Girls rule, boys drool"), but now more than ever, we must cling to the battle cry as a source of hope …

Internet trolls like Milo Yiannopoulos are evolving. Social media harassment policies are not.

It’s 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday and the Facebook commenters want me to go fuck myself.<p>They’re riled up because Milo Yiannopoulos, alt-right personality …

Jennifer Lawrence Talks Climate Change, Trump and the Gender Pay Gap in Mother Interview

<b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> speaks her mind.<p>The Oscar-winning actress spoke about climate change, President Trump and the gender pay gap while promoting her …

Gender

Rachel Weisz on fame, feminism and Hollywood

Even at school, Rachel Weisz always seemed destined for stardom. Three decades later, Harper's Bazaar's deputy editor Lydia Slater caught up with her …

Rachel Weisz

Are elite universities 'safe spaces'? Not if you're starting a union

For all their trigger warnings and safe spaces, places like Yale and Columbia are not very democratic when it comes to unions<p>It’s back-to-school season in America, and that means it’s the time of year when the pundit class is moved to lament the sad state of elite higher education. Over the next …

Higher Education

Google rebuts ‘extremely flawed’ NYT report that reveals, quantifies gender pay gap

Over the past year, Google has been dealing with an accusation from the Department of Labor that its women employees are paid less than men. An investigation by the <i>New York Times</i> today, bolsters the U.S. Government’s claim with an analysis of pay data. Google has long denied the Labor Deparment …

Gender

Could you get into grammar school? Take the (short) 11-plus exam to find out

Since 1944, the 11-plus has decided which bright young things are selected for grammar school. Taken by pupils in their last year of primary school who are looking to gain a state-funded grammar school place, the '11' in the name of the test refers to the school entry age, so most pupils are 10 …

The truth about the gender wage gap

Nearly 10,000 people graduated with MBAs from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business between 1990 and 2006.<p>In 2009, three economists decided to <b>study</b> a quarter of those graduates. They asked a detailed set of questions about the jobs they’d held since graduation, how many hours they …

Income Inequality

This Instagrammer is *so* over posting bikini pictures for one inspiring reason

Anyone who follows Sophie Gray—AKA @wayofgray on Instagram—probably noticed a big change throughout the past year: The ex-fitness Instagrammer …

Woman who helped Newcastle grooming gang jailed for six years

Carolann Gallon, 22, said sexual abuse of vulnerable young women was ‘self-inflicted’ after she had plied them with alcohol and drugs<p>A woman who took vulnerable teenagers to be drugged and sexually exploited by a Newcastle grooming gang has been jailed for more than six years.<p>Carolann Gallon, 22, …

Crime

To understand black America's anger, watch the video

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cobb County Lt. Greg Abbott of Georgia will no longer be a police officer after a long career because he told a white motorist during a traffic stop, "you're not black. Remember? We only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you've seen, have you seen …

Justice

Paedophile who tattooed 10-year-old victim's name on his arm and posed for 'kissing' selfies with her jailed for 18 years

A paedophile who had his victim's name tattooed on his arm has been jailed for 18 years.<p>Alan Dart, 30, abused a girl over four years when she was …

Young People Need Money, Not Memes

Like Crocs with socks, walking holidays, snap elections, wheat fields, boy jobs and girl jobs, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Brexit and capitalism, the …

Fuming mum told son's £30 new school shoes breach 'health and safety' regulations

A mum-of-three is furious after being told her son’s new £30 school shoes breach ‘health and safety’ regulations.<p>Denise Gwiliym said she received a …

Battered husband secretly filmed wife attacking him as he feared police would not believe him, court hears

A battered husband installed a hidden camera in his home to film his wife attacking him as he feared police wouldn’t believe him, a court has heard.<p>Neil Tweedy, 45, had endured violence from wife Helen since 2005, including an assault on their wedding night in 2008 where she kicked, punched and …

Sociology

Cambridge University could allow laptops and iPads for exams amid fear young people are losing ability to write

Cambridge University is considering axing compulsory written exams and allowing students to use laptops or iPads instead, after tutors complained that students' handwriting is becoming illegible.<p>Academics say that the move, which would bring an end to more than 800 years of tradition, has come …

Students

Theresa May secretly hatched plan to ‘rig’ parliament straight after losing majority in election

Theresa May’s plan to “rig” Parliament to prepare for Brexit was hatched immediately after her general election disaster but kept secret, <i>The</i> …

Why We Should Use The Term "Femicide" Instead Of Gender-Neutral Terms, Such As "Murder" Or "Homicide"

When you Google "femicide", multiple sources define it as "killings by intimate partners." But this definition doesn't cover the least of it.<p>In 1976, …

A twice-divorced Saudi mother of 6 reinterprets Islamic law

When Souad al-Shammary posted a series of tweets about the thick beards worn by Saudi clerics, she never imagined she would land in jail.<p>She put up images of several men with beards: An Orthodox Jew, a hipster, a communist, an Ottoman Caliph, a Sikh, and a Muslim. She wrote that having a beard was …

Religion

As 'Damilola Taylor: Our Loved Boy' Airs On BBC One, Richard Taylor Reveals Family Struggle

Damilola Taylor was murdered in 2000.<p>As ‘Damilola: Our Loved Boy’ airs tonight and relives the horror for the Taylor family when they lost their …

A Clinton win won’t be a victory for women but a victory for corruption

I woke up this morning with heartburn.<p>I’ve had it pretty bad this whole election season. I never quite expected heartburn to be a side effect of living in the final days of the Republic, but I suppose we’re all learning about this process as we go along. In any case, it’s worse today than it’s ever …

New social network by Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji to pay top users

<b>(CNN) —</b> Love her or not, she's one of Africa's most famous news and gossip writers. Now she's hoping to take on Facebook with her very own social network, which she says hit 50,000 sign-ups on the first day.<p>Linda Ikeji, a former model from Lagos, Nigeria, says her social network, LIS (Linda Ikeji …

Emerging Markets

China adopts controversial cybersecurity law: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China adopted a controversial cyber security law on Monday to counter what Beijing says are growing threats such as hacking and terrorism, but the law triggered concerns among foreign business and rights groups.<p>A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer …

China