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Why we treat the victims of Larry Nassar differently than the victims of Jerry Sandusky

Since the advent of Title IX, American athletics have been understood as a principal avenue for women’s empowerment and advancement. Confidence, self-esteem, strength, and resilience are touted as positive qualities imparted to girls through the playing of sports.<p>But how quickly is this cultural …

Shooting At Kentucky High School Leaves 2 Dead, At Least 12 Wounded

<b>Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A 15-year-old high school student will be charged with two counts of murder and several counts of attempted murder after a mass shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., according to police.<p>Kentucky State Police identified the students who were killed as a girl, …

High School

Facebook: we were too slow to recognise our 'corrosive' effect on democracy

Facebook has admitted to being “too slow to recognise” Russian election interference, but says that social networks simply reflect human intent, “good and bad”.<p>In a blogpost, Facebook product manager Samidh Chakrabarti says that “at its best, [social media] allows us to express ourselves and take …

Social Media

Jamie Lee Curtis: True Lies child sex assault claim 'has awakened us to a new, horrific reality'

Jamie Lee Curtis has spoken out in support of her former co-star Eliza Dushku, after Dushku claimed to have been sexually assaulted while working with Curtis on the set of the 1994 Arnold Schwarzenegger action film True Lives.<p>On Saturday, Dushku claimed she was "sexually molested" by the film's …

James Cameron

The UK opened the door for Facebook and Google to start acting like banks

Starting Saturday (Jan. 13), the UK’s nine biggest banks, which service most of the population, will no longer have a lock on the state’s financial transactions.<p>New rules that are part of a UK directive called Open Banking aim to make it easier to compare and switch UK banks. Financial institutions …

Banking

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

Cape Town

How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan

After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world’s first true narco-state. By Alfred W McCoy<p>After fighting the longest war in its history, the US stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How could this be …

Afghanistan

When a high school student denied raping this girl at a party, she shared screenshots of their conversations

While we’ve all been preoccupied with high profile sexual assault allegations and the #MeToo movement, the story of a teenage girl, Lauren Atkin, who …

Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that …

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte backs same-sex marriage

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared himself in favour of same-sex marriage in an about turn that will put him on a collision course with the country's powerful Catholic Church.<p>Speaking at the weekend at a gathering of the LGBT community in his home city of Davao, southern Philippines, …

Asia

Boys can’t be boys. Here’s how to fix India’s toxic masculinity problem

Every day, we hear of horrible atrocities that have taken place against girls and women in India. This is despite the fact that as a country, we can boast of having some of the most progressive policies and civic movements. It is despite the fact that we have the world’s largest pool of elected …

Feminism

Women's March Founder Linda Sarsour Accused of Enabling Sexual Assault After Victim Came to Her

National Co-Chair of the Women's March and self-proclaimed feminist activist Linda Sarsour has been accused of enabling the sexual assault by a …

Feminism

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By Ashley Rae Goldenberg | July 10, 2018 4:03 PM EDT<p>A teenage Iranian gymnast was arrested by the Iranian government for dancing in videos that were …

Donald Trump

Hollywood chooses Anita Hill to lead anti-sexual harassment commission

The gender equality activist will head the group aimed at fighting power abuse and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. Its creation is …

Kirsten Gillibrand, Long a Champion of Women, Finds the Nation Joining Her

For much of the year, Kirsten Gillibrand’s critics — sensing a presidential aspirant in their midst — had assumed that the New York senator could not hear enough about herself. For one day at least, it appeared she had.<p>It had been about 10 hours since President Trump accused her of “begging” for …

Sexual Harassment

Google's Project Jacquard jacket can now light up its tag and find your phone

When it went on sale in late September, Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket was the first piece of clothing to integrate Google's Project Jacquard …

Here’s the letter alleging Uber spied on individuals for competitive intelligence

The letter has been submitted as evidence in Alphabet’s lawsuit against Uber.<p>A 37-page letter that details allegations of unethical competitive surveillance practices at Uber has just been made public as part of Alphabet’s ongoing trade secret litigation against Uber.<p>The letter, written by the …

Surveillance