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The good news about women and pay raises

A few years ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a famous gaffe, telling a conference of women in technology that when it comes to getting raises, they would do just as well to generate good karma by not asking for more money and instead have faith that “the system” will reward them in the end. …

Women in Tech

'Race' out, gender equality in as France updates constitution

French MPs on Wednesday agreed to remove the word "race" from the constitution and add a ban on gender discrimination as part of a rewrite of the 60-year-old document.<p>Arguing that there is no such thing as race, lawmakers from across the left-right divide agreed to strike the term from the first …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Female Historians Try to End the I-Didn’t-Know-Any-Women Excuse for Men-Only Panels

A new database of female historians joins a growing group of lists that aim to promote a more diverse group of experts.Â

Female writers' showcase is answer to predominantly male writers' forum

Female showrunners and writers of TV series such as “One Day at a Time,” “black-ish” and “Grey’s Anatomy” will gather Wednesday to discuss their craft at a confab instigated on social media following the backlash surrounding an industry showcase of TV writers with only one female participant.<p>The …

The UN's plan to tackle abuse in gaming? Ask gamers

Electronic Arts is investing $3 million over the next three years to tackle gender-related abuse in gaming. The US video game company is teaming up …

Feminism

Five new books about strong women with big opinions | The Star

Some strong women with big opinions take a stand in these new titles<p><b>What Would Virginia Woolf Do?: And Other Questions I Ask Myself as I Attempt to</b> …

Kevin Feige Promises More Female Directors on Marvel Movies

Kevin Feige has pledged that many of the upcoming Marvel films will follow the precedent set by “Captain Marvel” and be directed by a woman.<p>Feige …

Box Office

'It Was Never About My Gender': NYSE's First Female President Thanks Her Trailblazers

For the first time since the group was established in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange will be headed by a woman.<p>While Stacey Cunningham realizes she's shattering a 226-year-old ceiling, she says she didn't consider her gender as a huge factor when it came to pursuing opportunities that led her to …

Scientist says bones found on Pacific island likely belonged to Amelia Earhart

<b>Amelia Earhart (AP)</b><p>Has one of the world’s older mysteries finally been cracked?<p>Rachel Leah<p>March 8, 2018 10:48pm (UTC)<p>A new study claims there is a 99 percent chance that an assortment of lost bones found on a South Pacific island are the remnants of aviator Amelia Earhart, the woman icon who …

Anthropology

Catherine Deneuve and Crew Tell #MeToo Women to Grow Up … Really?

An open letter signed by the iconic actress and others in France rails against the #MeToo social media campaign—and, from a position of privilege, …

Fox News’ Top DC Reporter James Rosen Left After Sexual-Harassment Claims

Fox News confirmed in late December that its chief Washington correspondent James Rosen had left the network; but they gave no reason for his …

Michelle Williams Didn’t Deserve Equal Pay to Mark Wahlberg. She Deserved More.

Wahlberg earned $1.5 million and Williams less than $1,000 for the same reshoots—and people actually think it’s justified. Folks, she didn’t deserve …

New Report Details Rampant Harassment, Culture Of 'Male Entitlement' At Vice

A New York Times investigation found four harassment or defamation settlements, one involving the media company's president.<p>A New York Times report published Saturday details a toxic workplace culture at Vice Media, which the paper characterizes as being ruled by “a top-down ethos of male …

Progressive Group Ousts Cenk Uygur Over Past Sexist Writing

The founder of The Young Turks will no longer work with the Justice Democrats.<p>The Justice Democrats ousted Cenk Uygur, one of its founding board members and a creator of progressive online network The Young Turks, following the Thursday revelation that Uygur had authored sexist blogposts in the …

Do Men and Women Really Want Genderless Fashion?

Whether genderless fashion turns out to be a trend, or something with a profitable future, depends on consumer comfort and how mainstream the …

Are Doctors Wrong About Finishing Your Antibiotics?

As we edge closer to our worst-case scenario, an important study may point to a simple solution that goes against everything doctors have been …

Christian Leader Says Trans People Are the Oldest, Most Dangerous Kind of Heretic

Retired Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright is a popular scholar among conservatives, but his latest attack on the transgender community isn’t just …

A Google employee inflames a debate about sexism and free speech

SILICON VALLEY’S leading firms celebrate disruption, but not disruptive employees. Google has found itself at the centre of controversy after an …

Silicon Valley

How to Fight Back Against Manspreaders

Mechanical problems, a lack of funding, and inconsistent schedules are turning the MTA into a nightmare. What’s worse, on the off chance you’re …

Self-awareness

Cycflix Forces You To Burn Calories While You Binge Watch

Forget “Netflix and Chill,” now there’s Netflix and Sweat.<p>There was a period of time where I only watched Netflix movies while I was on a treadmill …

The Women of Formula One

The history of women in Formula One is a short one. For decades it has been a man’s sport, with few women in important roles or behind the wheel. Only six women have driven during grand prix weekends, and of those only two actually participated in the race itself, with Lella Lombardi of Italy the …

Motorsport

People Are Making The Most Hilarious Jokes About People Who Are Not Okay With A Woman Playing The Doctor In "Doctor Who"

"What next? Female real doctors? Female pilots? Female scientists? Female sisters and mothers? Female WOMEN?!"<p>View this post on Facebook

It’s about time: The coming of a female Doctor Who is even more consequential than you thought

<b>Jodie Whittker (Getty/Ben Gabbe/BBC America/Salon)</b><p>A female Time Lord is way overdue. But let’s take a moment to celebrate that “Doctor Who” went there at all<p>Melanie McFarland<p>July 17, 2017 2:43pm (UTC)<p>Yes, Jodie Whittaker is the perfect choice as the 13th incarnation of The Doctor, the Time Lord at …

TV Series

Friends with benefits: why running buddies are the best

From improved fitness to fitting into skinny jeans, we all know running is great. But one aspect of the sport you don’t always hear about is the …

Social Media

Chatty women and strong, silent men

UBER was having a bad week: accusations of sexism in the ride-hailing company had turned it from a Silicon Valley “unicorn” into something more of an …

Angela Merkel

Men Can't Handle Seeing A Naked Guy On The Cover Of ESPN Magazine Because Masculinity Is Fragile

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Stephen Colbert Confronts John McEnroe Over Serena Williams Diss: ‘You Cannot Be Serious’

The ‘Late Show’ grilled the tennis great over his moronic statement that the women’s top player ever would ‘be like 700 in the world’ if she played …

Irish Reporter Calls Out Donald Trump for Calling Her ‘Beautiful’

The president is criticized after singling out a female Irish reporter while on an Oval Office diplomatic phone call, commenting on her 'nice …

John McEnroe double faults with non-apology for Serena Williams comment

<b>John McEnroe (CBS)</b><p>He refused to apologize, but was self-deprecating about his own abilities<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>June 27, 2017 2:55pm (UTC)<p>Bristly tennis star John McEnroe attempted to improve his public image after finding himself in the midst of controversy for claiming that Serena Williams would be "like …

Serena Williams

'Deferential' Kellyanne Conway Says Her Gender Helps With Donald Trump

"He is my boss and my elder," says the president's counselor.<p>Kellyanne Conway told Business Insider that her gender “helps” when dealing with boss Donald Trump as long as she’s “very deferential.”<p>“I think there’s a femininity that is attached to the way one carries herself or the way one executes …