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Forbes receiving backlash for including only 1 woman on its top 100 innovators list

Forbes published its list of the 100 most innovative leaders in America. The publication is receiving backlash for including just one woman, Ross Stores CEO Barbara Rentler. Rentler ranked 75 on the list, and her name was published without a photounlike 91 men featured on the list. Some claimed the avatar, which stood as a placeholder forRentlers photo, was of a manssilhouette. Whenthe Daily Dot looked into it on Sunday, the avatar was of a womanssilhouette. Not even a *photo* of Barbara Rentler, the only woman on Forbes list of…

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Frenchie Davis: As a Queer Black Woman, Shoutout to Our Sister, Marsha P. Johnson. God Rest Her Brave Soul

In this special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacyBroadway performer, and soul, dance/electronica, and pop singer; former contestant on American Idol When/how did you first hear about the Stonewall Riots, and what did you make of it? I feel like Id been hearing about Stonewall for my whole life, but I didnt fully grasp all of it until my teens/early adulthood. What is their significance for you? Its significant for me in a multitude of ways. Particularly as a…

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When Theres No Plan B on Campus, Its These Women to the Rescue

In her apartment near campus, tucked inside a TV stand and surrounded by textbooks and laundry, Hampton University senior Michyah Thomas keeps 10 boxes of emergency contraception. On a recent morning, she delivered one of those boxes to a student outside of her workplace. She had never met the student before, and didnt even know her name, but could see the relief on her face instantly. When I gave it to her she thanked me and she said, I really needed this, I didnt know where else to go, Thomas…

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The Failure of NASA’s Spacewalk Snafu? How Predictable It Was

When Saralyn Mark heard the news earlier this month that NASA was planning the first all-women spacewalk at the International Space Station on March 29, she started to worry. Mark, an endocrinologist by training, was a senior medical advisor to NASA for 18 years. In that role, she studied the way men and women’s bodies differ, on space and on earth. Within the agency, she advocated for spacesuit and technological design that took these differences to account. She led two separate decadal reviews into how NASA handled sex and gender…

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Difference Between Men And Women Text From 1995 Is Going Viral Again Do You Agree With It?

Dave Barry is much loved for the way he uses humor to provide fresh insights into everyday problems and issues. Back in 1995 he wrote the book Poking fun at the differences between men and women, Barry’s short story is an amusing look at gender stereotypes, that has gotten many people nodding their heads in agreement. Not everyone though. Our attitudes toward gender have changed so much in recent years that the piece now seems dated and simplistic to some, who know that between the black and white of woman…

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Protesters damage ‘sexist’ open-air urinals in Paris

Uritrottoirs seen as discriminatory in city that still frowns on public breastfeeding Feminist protesters have begun vandalising the new urinals in Paris, labelling them sexist and discriminatory. Several of the eco-friendly urinals have been placed in public spots in recent months as an experiment to counter Pariss problem of urine-soaked pavements. But protesters in recent days targeted two on the le Saint-Louis and near Gare de Lyon station plastering them with stained sanitary towels and tampons, then blocking them with concrete. Notes left behind attacked Paris authorities for encouraging men…

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Too smart, too successful: Mongolias superwomen struggle to find husbands

Highly educated women far outnumber men in the capital making it difficult for them to find a partner At the UB comedy club at the back of a bar in central Ulaanbaatar, the audience is overwhelmingly female. Groups of smartly dressed women, just out of the office, sip from bottles of beer while watching a young Mongolian man on stage. Our women are beautiful, he says, nodding at a few men seated at the front. Theyre great to be friends with, but they are crazy. A few men chuckle but…

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Sofia Helin: Lets talk about periods. Women should be proud of them, not ashamed

Across the world, staggering numbers of women and girls are being harmed by poor facilities and myths around menstruation, says Sofia Helin, actor in The Bridge and ambassador for WaterAid When filming the first series of Saga Norn, whos known for her directness and deviation from social norms, but its not something we feel is acceptable in normal everyday life. That needs to change. One in three women have no access to a decent toilet, which is especially challenging during their period. If there isnt one in schools, girls are…

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Emma Watsons willingness to face the truth about race is refreshing | Lola Okolosie

I hope that the actors acknowledgment that she has benefited from being white will lead others to ask themselves hard questions too, says Lola Okolosie, an English teacher and freelance writer Feminism, to quote Sojourner Truth asked the Womens Convention in Akron, Ohio, Aint I a Woman?. There she was demanding that white feminists include black womens struggles in the fight for womens rights. It was there, too, in acknowledged this week. To have a Black Feminist, wrote: The feminist story belongs to all women everywhere but that is not…

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Lewis Hamilton apologises for ‘inappropriate’ comments about nephew

F1 champions regrets follow criticism for making fun of child on social media, telling him: Boys dont wear princess dresses Lewis Hamilton has apologised for making inappropriate comments about his young nephew wearing a dress. The Formula One world champion was accused of humiliating his nephew online after he posted a video in which he disapproved of his relatives choice of Christmas attire, telling him: Boys dont wear princess dresses. Hamilton has since deleted the Instagram post, which showed his nephew wearing a purple and pink outfit and carrying a…

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RenTechs Robert Mercer to Exit as Co-CEO, Sell Breitbart Stake

Donald Trump. Peter Brown, 62, will continue as CEO, according to a letter sent to employees at his hedge fund Thursday. Mercer, 71, will also leave Renaissance’s board and remain at the company as a member of the technical staff, focusing on research. Mercer and Brown took the co-CEO posts in 2010 after the company’s founder Read More: Read Mercer’s Letter to His Staff at Renaissance personal political projects dragged the notoriously secretive firm into the national spotlight. Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, are prominent Republican donors and patrons of Stephen…

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Toxic masculinity is everywhere. Its up to us men to fix this | Jordan Stephens

I admit Ive abused my power in the past. Only by confronting our privilege and opening up our emotions will we live a more positive life, says Jordan Stephens of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks The past two weeks have reminded us of the extent to which women suffer at the hands of the patriarchy. As women share their stories and many nod along, what about us men? Any man who has read a womans account of acknowledge this pain and gain compassion for ourselves and acceptance of others. But for…

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