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Are women resigned to rape?

So today gaining the right to enter temples or dargahs or decriminalising the LGBTQ community or adultery, good and progressive steps though they all are, are not likely to speed up India’s race towards true gender equality. Nor can they reduce the number of rapes taking place. Some verdicts have …

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Big Mouth and the Poisoning of Teenage Boys’ Minds

After being told that the SlutWalk wasn’t orchestrated with their desires in mind (“Keep it in your pants, boys / It’s not for you”), the boys express confusion that curdles into hostility. When Jessi (Jessi Klein) tells Andrew to stop being a creep, he snaps at her: “You’re the ones …

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Melinda Gates on Fighting for Gender Equality

Melinda Gates, cochair of the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures, is committing $1 billion over the next ten years to advance gender equality. She says evidence shows it’s the best way to drive economic development in nations and performance in companies. She shares her own stories …

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Women in Cybersecurity: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Meg Whitman, Ginni Rometty, Marissa Mayer and Safra Catz are among the few women who have broken the glass ceiling as CEOs of technology companies. However, while women make up half of the global population, we maintain significantly less representation at the C-Suite level in the technology field and particularly …

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The Five Majority Rules Critical to Achieving Women’s Equality

Supermajority and the Supermajority Education Fund—non-partisan homes for women’s education and activism—rolled out the Majority Rules, a new vision for how women live, work and rise together, during the Atlanta kick-off of their joint cross-country bus tour Sunday. Laci Jordan (@solacilike) The Majority Rules are the fundamental values critical to …

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Gender equality: ‘No room at the top for women scientists’

Image copyright Getty Images The number of women climbing the career ladder in science is “disappointingly low”, say researchers. Women make up half of students in the life sciences, but only one in four professors, according to data from 500 scientific institutions worldwide. The main problem lies with retaining and …

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‘Equality’ is not what female athletes actually want

The recent “equal pay” controversy in women‘s soccer inadvertently revealed the folly of equating men’s and women’s sports. Men’s and women’s sports are fundamentally different things. In one, the best athletes compete without the need for any rules around gender. In the other, the exclusion of half the human race …

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Gender Equality As A National Security Policy

There are few American workforces today bereft of women: an NFL locker room. The Catholic priesthood. The upper reaches of national security. That last one would seem odd, as more than half of international studies graduate students are women. But consider Mia Bloom’s experience. Bloom is a terrorism expert today, …

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Gender Equality Backslides in China: The Broadsheet

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! CES tries to make up for its sex toy controversy, Theresa May says farewell, and gender equality takes a step back in China. Have a terrific Thursday.  EVERYONE’S TALKING – What China wants from women. When covering gender equality (and the lack thereof) you often find …

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Video: At 2019 VA Women’s Summit, Parade of Champions on Environment, Reproductive Health, Equality, Criminal Justice, Voting Rights, Education, Healthcare, Immigration, etc.

Want to put names with faces of 2019 Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate candidates – and also who is a “champion” on various issues? See below for videos from Day #2 of the 2019 Virginia Women’s Summit, which was amazing by the way…and absolutely packed, not sure of …

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Pleasure and Danger

Jun 27, 2019 21 Min read time Linda Hirshman’s new book “Reckoning” poses a false dichotomy between two kinds of feminism: those fighting for sexual liberation and those fighting for equality. We don’t have to give up one for the sake of the other. Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse …

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