Mitch Loomis Shepard

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How the Media Devalue Women

Misogyny has been all over the news recently, which happens once in a blue moon when some horrifying event overcomes our power of denial. Surprisingly, the 24-hour news cycle itself has escaped the media circus of blame on what causes many men to objectify and hate women. However, media’s own …

FBI Arrests Alleged 'Silk Road 2.0' Operator Blake Benthall

FBI agents arrested alleged "Silk Road 2.0" owner and operator Blake Benthall in San Francisco on Wednesday, the bureau's New York field office announced Thursday.<p>The FBI is accusing Benthall, 26, of running the online "black-market bazaar" where anonymous users can trade illegal goods and …

Why Emma Watson's Words to the UN on Feminism Weren't Game-Changing

On Saturday, British actress Emma Watson gave a speech launching the U.N. Movement for Gender Equality campaign called HeForShe, an indisputably worthy cause. And Watson summed up feminism's key issues well. She delivered them with passion and strength, but the acclaim went beyond that.<p>It started …

LEGO's Girl Problem Starts With Management

This summer, LEGO launched a minor revolution. It introduced professional women -- scientists, no less -- into its latest toy line aimed at girls. The new figurines -- called "minifigs" by Lego die-hards -- feature a female palaeontologist, an astronomer, and a chemist. They sold out on the first …

6 Ways to Stop Being an Angry Black Woman

Are you tired of being an "angry black woman?" So am I. It seems like whenever I express or defend myself, society perceives me as intimidating or angry. Thanks to a recent <i>New York Times</i> article, I learned what makes a black woman appear angry. All this time I thought I was just being a regular …

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

In our constantly evolving technological society, the cry for entrepreneurs has never resounded more sonorously. Entrepreneurs not only unite the productive factors of land, labor and capital in the pursuit of innovation, they more importantly shatter the status quo of existing goods and services …

Entrepreneurship

10 Times Women Were Anything But Underrepresented During U.N. Week

During this year's U.N. Week, women did <i>werk</i> -- especially for other women.<p>Politicians, human rights advocates, corporate executives and many others gathered in New York City this week to discuss some of the world's most pressing crises -- and make public pledges to help solve them. Here are ways …

High Rates of Depression Among African-American Women, Low Rates of Treatment

Depression is a huge health concern among African-Americans -- particularly women -- but mental health is often stigmatized in the black community. Although it can impact people from all walks of life, cultural habits and historical experiences can cause depression to be expressed and addressed …

18 Things Women Need To Stop Doing To Each Other

Seriously, we are on the same team. (And of course, not all women do these things.)<p><b>Slut-shaming.</b> Let women make their own decisions and stop feeling like it's your given right to express your disapproval. Here's a motto to live by: Not your vagina, not your business.• <b><br>Making comments about other</b> …

Two Women Find Dream Jobs After Leaving Successful Careers

Career Development

BREAKING: Beheading Suspect Fired After Argument Over Stoning Women

On Friday morning, police in Moore, Oklahoma released the identity of the suspect in the brutal beheading of a woman at her workplace: Alton Nolen, …

Women of ABC News 'Lean In,' Share the Best Career Advice Ever Received

Sheryl Sandberg is the female force behind the largest social networking site in the world. As Facebook's chief operating officer, Sandberg has …

Katie Hopkins: champion of personal branding or bad news for women?

Former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins has been in the news a fair bit recently. By being unpleasant about children on GMTV last week, she boosted the number of her Twitter followers from 15,000 to 35,000 and the clip of her on YouTube gained 3.5m hits in less than 24 hours.<p>Hopkins was the …

Good News for BFFs! Friendships Between Women Have Health Benefits

The term “guys’ girl” has been used to describe women—typically adolescents and younger women—who relate better to or feel more comfortable around …

Businesswomen Should Wear Simple Clothes And Never Raise Their Voices Under Pressure

Fox News has some helpful hints for all the ladies out there who want to succeed in business.<p>During a "Fox & Friends" segment Monday morning, the hosts along with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book "Executive Presence," explained that women who want to succeed in business should follow a …

Silicon Valley

News Flash: Women Can Be Both Informed and Fashionable

We sound off.<p><i>Alyssa Mastromonaco with colleagues in the Oval Office</i><p>If you haven't heard, we made a major announcement: Alyssa Mastromonaco, former Deputy Chief of Staff Operations at the White House and a member of President Obama's staff for the past six years, is joining our staff as a …

Women Penalized for Promoting Diversity, Marching-Band Sexism, and Plane Crash News

Did you have a crazy week? Instead of spending your weekend catching up on the news you might have missed while you were busy at work (or on vacay), here are some headlines worth reading over the weekend. You'll be all up to speed come Monday!<p><b>Women, Minorities Penalized for Valuing Diversity at</b> …

From Nieman Reports: Where are the women in leadership at news organizations?

“The results of this gender disparity in leadership are especially pernicious in journalism. To best serve the public as watchdogs and truth-tellers, news organizations need a broad array of voices and perspectives.”<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: Our sister publication Nieman Reports is out with its new issue (and …