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Michael Bloomberg rocked by re-emergence of sexist remarks

Washington Post publishes ‘Wit and Wisdom’ booklet from 1990Royals among targets of remarks attributed to billionaireExclusive: Prominent Obama donors will hold Bloomberg eventThe presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has insisted he is a “champion for women in the workplace”, after the republication of a 30-year-old booklet purporting to contain his “Wit and Wisdom” cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the billionaire former New York mayor. Related: Once a longshot, Bloomberg is gaining grou...
Tags: Gender, New York, Obama, California, Washington Post, Bloomberg, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, Michael Bloomberg, US elections 2020

America’s First Drag Queen Was Also America’s First LGBTQ Activist and a Former Slave

Negro Dive Raided. Thirteen Black Men Dressed as Women Surprised at Supper and Arrested. —The Washington Post, April 13, 1888 Sometimes, when we are engaged as either participant in, or eyewitness to, the making of history, its easy to forget the history-makers who came earlier, who dug the trenches that allow our modern battles to be waged out in the open. Take America’s first self-appointed “queen of drag” and pioneering LGBTQ activist, William Dorsey Swann, born into slavery around 1858. 30 ...
Tags: Google, Gender, Washington Post, College, France, Life, New York City, America, History, Washington Dc, Columbia University, Swann, Dorsey, Joseph, Facebook Twitter, Ayun Halliday

What Dwyane Wade Can Teach Us About Parenting an LGBTQ+ Child

A clip of former NBA star is making the social media rounds this week as a heartwarming example of how every parent should react if their child tells them they identify as LGBTQ+. Read more...
Tags: Gender, Support, Nba, Lifehacks, Pride

“We, Women,” a Photo Project by Women and Gender Non-Conforming Artists

On Kickstarter now, the project amplifies art with underlying messages of activism Presented by United Photo Industries and Women Photograph, We, Women funds and catalogs photo projects by women and gender non-conforming artists and photojournalists that address social, economic, racial, and political issues. For an industry with below average gender representation (just 15% of photojournalists are women, and 87% of the pieces in permanent collections …
Tags: Photos, Art, Photography, Gender, Politics, Design, Activism, Prints, Culture, Social Issues, Photographers, Kickstarter, Photojournalism, Gender Parity, United Photo Industries, Photo Prints

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Returns to Earth

Record-setting NASA astronaut Christina Koch has returned to her home planet after an incredible 328 days in orbit—the second-longest single trip into space by an American astronaut. During those 11 months among the stars, Koch took part in the first three all-woman spacewalks, “completed 5,248 orbits of the Earth and a journey of 139 million miles, roughly the equivalent of 291 trips to the moon …
Tags: Gender, Space, Science, Design, Nasa, Earth, Culture, Astronauts, Linkaboutit, Koch, Christina Koch

Humans evolved for punching, study confirms

With males having more upper-body mass than women, a study looks to find the reason. The study is based on the assumption that men have been fighters for so long that evolution has selected those best-equipped for the task. If men fought other men, winners would have survived and reproduced, losers not so much. According to biologist David Carrier of the University of Utah, "In mammals in general, the difference between males and females is often greatest in the structures that are used as we...
Tags: Gender, Women, War, Innovation, Men, Violence, Evolution, Carrier, Morris, University of Utah, Jeremy Morris, David Carrier, Human body

Twitter users mock 'ladies fillet' steak on Liverpool menu

Smaller steak advertised as ‘one for the ladies!’ at Manhattan Bar and GrillA restaurant in Liverpool has attracted online ridicule for selling an 8oz “ladies fillet” steak, which is smaller than the other cuts on its menu.The entry for the £18.95 dish on the Manhattan Bar and Grill menu reads: “One for the ladies! A beautiful 8oz cut, because we can!” Continue reading...
Tags: Meat, Food, Gender, Restaurants, UK News, Liverpool, Food & drink industry, Manhattan Bar, Manhattan Bar and GrillA

Is asexuality psychological or biological?

The term "asexuality" refers to someone who does not feel sexual attraction to others and/or has a lack of interest in sex. According to a UK survey on sexuality, 1% of the population identifies as asexual, although some researchers suspect it's even more. While research on asexuality is limited right now, there has recently been a surge of interest in asexuality with Brock University Professor Anthony Bogaert and Stanford scholar Karli Cerankowski making strides in research on this topic. Stud...
Tags: Gender, UK, Identity, Sex, Relationships, Stanford, Lgbt, Love, Personality, Innovation, Community, Curiosity, Self, David Jay, Brock University, Karl Maria Kertbeny

Christina Koch returns to Earth after record-breaking space mission

Koch lands in Kazakhstan after 328 days in space, the longest continuous spaceflight by a female astronaut She would miss the friendship of her crewmates, she said, and of course the spectacular views.But after 328 days on the International Space Station – the longest continuous spaceflight ever undertaken by a female astronaut – Christina Koch could not deny last week that she was looking forward to experiencing some very simple pleasures back on Earth, including “the feeling of wind on my face...
Tags: Gender, Space, Science, World news, US news, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Koch, Christina Koch

The Oscars' 92-year gender gap, visualised

This year’s all-male nominations for best director are just the latest episode in a long history of women being under-represented at the Academy Awards. We look at the data The 92nd Academy Awards take place this Sunday. But as a new decade begins, it appears little has improved in the fight for gender equality in Hollywood. Ungendered awards categories are once again dominated by men. Ahead of this year’s ceremony, we examine how the imbalance breaks down. Carry on scrolling to explore. Continu...
Tags: Gender, Film, Culture, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Oscars 2020, Hollywood Ungendered

When U.S. Laws Punished Men for ‘Seduction,’ Women Were the Ones Who Got Judged

Americans had inherited from the English the four civil law actions — Criminal Conversation, Alienation of Affections, Breach of Promise to Marriage, and Seduction — that policed marriage, sex and courtship. In the United States they were referred to by the wonderfully saccharine name of the “heart balm acts,” a group of legal instruments that sought to salve wounded hearts with cash compensation. In the mid–19th century these English legal devices were used as the basis for a peculiarly Am...
Tags: Books, Gender, New York, News, Washington, Relationships, Uncategorized, United States, South Dakota, Iowa, Courts, Michigan, Eller, Gover, Clement Knox, New York Female Moral Reform Society NYFMRS

The Trans Actors Challenging Outmoded Ideas of Masculinity

Despite years of progress, trans male representation in film and television has remained all but nonexistent. Now, there’s a new group of rising stars.
Tags: Gender, Television, News, Man, Leo, Smith, Cox, Elliot, Schofield, Fletcher, Theo, Germaine, Shaan, Laverne, Scott Turner, Sheng

What I Learned About Beauty by Interviewing Women Who’d Been Prisoners of the Soviet Gulag

When the liberation movement known as the Prague Spring ended in August 1968, suppressed by Soviet tanks, and Czechoslovakia was once again under the aegis of the Soviet Union, Soviet authorities began to persecute my father, an eminent linguist, for having participated in the protests in his native Prague. It was then that my parents started to think about fleeing and settling in the US. It wasn’t an easy task, because under communism it was illegal to leave the country. After a long perio...
Tags: Books, Gender, News, Opinion, Washington, India, Women, Uncategorized, US, America, Barcelona, Prague, Moscow, Ussr, Stalin, Soviet Union

'We just want to dance together,' say Vienna ball's first same-sex couple

Sophie Grau and Iris Klopfer say they are continuing rather than destroying event’s 200-year-old traditionsThe first same-sex couple to dance at Vienna’s Opera Ball say they are continuing rather than destroying the event’s 200-year-old traditions, since they are “good dancers and stick to the dress code”.Sophie Grau and Iris Klopfer, both students from Germany, have been accepted to join the procession of 288 young “debutantes” who will dance their first waltz at the Viennese society event on 2...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Germany, World news, Austria, Vienna, Sophie Grau, Iris Klopfer

Upright Women Wanted: be gay, do crimes, circulate books

Sarah Gailey is one of science fiction's great new talents and their 2019 debut novel Magic for Liars was incredibly strong; now they're back with Upright Women Wanted, a feminist, genderqueer science fiction western novel about gun-toting roving librarians who are secretly the heart of an antifascist resistance. In an America fallen to authoritarian, theocratic barbarism, young Esther is forced to watch as her father -- headman of their small town -- hangs her secret lover Beatriz for ...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Gift Guide, Gender, America, Westerns, Lgbtq, Resistance, APPALACHIA, Esther, Sarah Gailey, Beatriz, Genderqueer, Sarah Gailey Tor

Even Preschoolers Associate Positions Of Power With Being A Man

By Emily Reynolds. Children as young as four tended to say a figure in a position of power was male.
Tags: Psychology, Social, Gender, Developmental, Emily Reynolds Children

Climate breakdown 'is increasing violence against women'

Exclusive: attempts to tackle crisis fail because gender issues are not addressed, report findsClimate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is in turn hampering our ability to tackle the crises, a major report has concluded.Attempts to repair environmental degradation and adapt to climate breakdown, particularly in poorer countries, are failing, and resources are being wasted because they do ...
Tags: Gender, Climate Change, Environment, Women, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence

Two years after a federal law banning shackling women during childbirth was passed, prisoners in America are still giving birth in chains

In 2010, the UN adopted a rule regarding incarcerated pregnant women: "instruments of restraint shall never be used … during labour, during birth and immediately after birth." In 2018, the Federal First Step Act banned shackling pregnant women, women giving birth, and women caring for newborns; but the law does not extend to local and state jails, where 85% of the incarcerated women in America are locked up. As a result, the practice of shackling women before, during and after childbirth i...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, Congress, Race, US, America, Davis, Un, Cruelty, Carceral State, Berkeley California, First Step Act, Lori Yearwood, Harriette Davis, California Institute for Women in Corona

2020 Market Research Conference Speaker Gender Tracker #MRX #NewMR

This list shows the gender ratio of speakers at marketing research and related conferences during 2020. These data are not 100% accurate. I am not always able to identify whether a speaker is male or female based on their name and/or photo, and online and printed programs don’t reflect last minute changes to the schedule. […]
Tags: Gender, Diversity, Speaker, Tracking, Conference, Gender Bias, Branding, Market Research, Wire, Marketing Research, Gender Ratio, 50/50 Initiative, Change The Ratio

Utah Is Latest State to Ban Conversion Therapy for Children

It became the 19th state to curtail the discredited practice, which has been linked to suicide, homelessness and drug use.
Tags: Utah, Gender, News, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, Homosexuality and Bisexuality, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Psychology and Psychologists, Therapy and Rehabilitation

Should you grow a beard? Here's how women perceive bearded men

A new study found that women perceive men with facial hair to be more attractive as well as physically and socially dominant.Women tend to associate more masculine faces with physical strength, social assertiveness, and formidability. Women who display higher levels of "moral disgust," or feelings of repugnance toward taboo behaviors, are more likely to prefer hairy faces. None The beard is an ever contentious subject in the domain of male grooming practices. Love them or hate them, new resea...
Tags: Gender, Sex, Relationships, Women, Society, Innovation, Men, Morality, University Of Queensland, Grooming, Tessa R Clarkson, Sociobiological

How the Female Scientist Who Discovered the Greenhouse Gas Effect Was Forgotten by History

In the early 19th century, Aristotle’s Meteorologica still guided scientific ideas about the climate. The model “sprang from the ancient Greek concept of klima,” as Ian Beacock writes at The Atlantic, a static scheme that “divided the hemispheres into three fixed climatic bands: polar cold, equatorial heat, and a zone of moderation in the middle.” It wasn’t until the 1850s that the study of climate developed into what historian Deborah Cohen describes as “dynamic climatology.” Indeed, 120 years...
Tags: Google, Gender, Science, College, Atlantic, Smithsonian, Marie Curie, Association, Aristotle, Facebook Twitter, AAAS, Tyndall, Foote, Josh Jones, Deborah Cohen, Exxon Mobile

Breasts are 'lewdness', Utah judge rules in humiliation for 'topless at home' mom

In the Mormon-controlled quasi theocratic state of Utah today, a judge refused to overturn part of our state's lewdness law Tuesday, dealing another publicly humiliating blow to a woman who is fighting criminal charges for being topless in her own home. Mom Tilli Buchanan was charged after she and her husband removed their shirts to avoid dirtying their clothes while they hung drywall in their garage in a Salt Lake City suburb a few years ago. Charges against her were filed when her stepchild...
Tags: Utah, Post, Gender, Crime, News, Law, Colorado, Sexism, Associated Press, Salt Lake City, Free The Nipple, Breasts, Buchanan, Salt Lake Tribune, American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, Jessica Miller

KFC apologises for 'sexist' ad that shows young boys staring at woman's breasts

Campaign group Collective Shout calls out ad for reinforcing ‘tired and archaic stereotypes’ and objectifying womenKFC has apologised for an ad in Australia that shows two young boys staring with their mouths agape as a woman adjusts her breasts.The apology was issued after Collective Shout, an Australian group which campaigns against the objectification of women, labelled the ad “a regression to tired and archaic stereotypes where young women are sexually objectified for male pleasure”. Continu...
Tags: Gender, Australia, Advertising, Australia news, Australian media, Kfc, Collective Shout

Short Film “Kamali” is About More Than Skateboarding

Directed by Sasha Rainbow, the 24-minute film Kamali documents societal changes in India through the story of a seven-year-old girl who lives in Mahabalipuram. The tender, thoughtful and aesthetically beautiful film (originally intended to be feature-length) shows how Kamali, a wildly talented skater, helps to redefine “gender roles amidst the backdrop of a rapidly changing India.” The narrative also follows Kamali’s mother Suganthi in the …
Tags: Gender, Politics, Design, Films, India, Culture, Filmmaking, Documentaries, Skateboarding, Skating, Linkaboutit, Skaters, Short Films, Mahabalipuram, Sasha Rainbow, Kamali

Masculine, feminist or neutral? The language battle that has split Spain

A new government plans to erase gender bias in the constitutionA showdown is looming between Spain’s conservative language academy and its newly elected socialist government over proposals to rewrite the nation’s constitution using gender-neutral language.The Royal Spanish Academy, which has the final word on the correct use of Spanish, has been sitting on a report commissioned over a year ago by Carmen Calvo, the deputy prime minister, that calls for the wording of the 1978 constitution to be a...
Tags: Gender, Spain, World news, Pedro Sanchez, Carmen Calvo, Women's rights and gender equality, Royal Spanish Academy

What young women think in 2020

Children’s charity Plan International UK and photographer Joyce Nicholls travelled across the UK talking to young women about the issues important to them in 2020: public safety, body image, social media and feminism. Their research found that girls are fed up and frustrated with the lack of real progress on gender equality. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Feminism, Art and design, Joyce Nicholls

Thousands Gather for Women’s March Rallies Across the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women’s March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration. Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which aim to harness the political power of women, although crowds were noticeably smaller than in previous years. Marches were scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities. The first marches in 2017 d...
Tags: Gender, Florida, News, California, Washington, Senate, White House, New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Manhattan, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Denver, Gavin Newsom

Culture shock: can trailblazing Japanese minister change minds on paternity leave?

Shinjiro Koizumi’s move raises hopes that more new fathers will be emboldened to stay home with their babiesShinjiro Koizumi’s break from his job as Japan’s environment minister began on Friday when his wife, the TV personality Christel Takigawa, gave birth to the couple’s first child.While the daytime TV shows cooed over the new addition to the celebrity couple’s family, his decision to become the first cabinet minister to take time away from work to be with his wife and son has raised hopes of...
Tags: Family, Gender, Japan, Life and style, World news, Asia Pacific, Parents and parenting, Maternity & paternity rights, Koizumi, Shinjiro Koizumi, Christel Takigawa