Tag: Women

Transphobes Hijack “Boycott Tampax” Hashtag After Company’s Viral Tweet

Last week, Klobuchar sent a letter to Michael Rapino, CEO of ticketing giant Live Nation, expressing concerns about the ticketing industry’s monopolistic behavior, and questioning Rapino on whether Live Nation’s practices were working to mitigate those monopolistic tendencies. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representatives Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, David Cicilline, and Bill Pascrell joined Klobuchar in […]

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Congress Just Passed a Bill To Limit Sexual Harassment NDAs. 109 Republicans Voted Against It.

I wrote about Emmer over the summer since I’ve covered his political aspirations off and on for over a decade now. Back in 2010, Emmer was Minnesota’s Republican nominee for governor. He became known nationally as one of the ur–Tea Party candidates defining the backlash to Barack Obama’s presidency and to the RINOs who had […]

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Anita Baker Announces 2023 Tour and Black Twitter is ‘Caught Up in the Rapture’ of Excitement

According to Variety, the tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of her 1983 debut album The Songstress—damn, I feel old—kicks off Feb. 11 at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla., and runs throughout the year, before closing things out December 23, 2023 at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, Calif. Advertisement In case you need a […]

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Becca Balint Will Be Vermont’s First Woman and Openly Gay Representative in Congress

The group, Political Tours, seems to turn a profit by taking tourists to some of the most contentious elections around the world. The company website says most clients come from New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S., as well as England and Europe. The six-day U.S. tour costs £3,950, about $4,500, and includes a visit to […]

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Yes, the World Needs Saving

It’s a challenging time to be an optimist. There are blights on our time. If we cannot turn ostensible optimism into action to address the world’s wrongs, we are failing our fellow humans, and ourselves. Innovation must save the world, we say. It’s the theme of a conference in California in two weeks. But why, […]

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Angelina Jolie Visits Spelman College For Homecoming With Daughter Zahara

Angelina Jolie Visits Spelman College For Homecoming With Daughter Zahara Advertisement One student, Jordan Berry, managed to grab an epic selfie with the star and told ET how it went down: “We were at Spelman College homecoming when I saw Angelina Jolie in front of me. When I saw her, we were surrounded by people, […]

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Math enthusiasts take aim at STEM glass ceiling

A good math problem is like a walled, secret garden, according to Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) head and MIT Professor Asu Ozdaglar, who was addressing an audience of middle and high school female-identifying mathematics contestants at the 14th annual Math Prize for Girls (MP4G) event. “Many people walking around the outside […]

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MIT engineers develop sensors for face masks that help gauge fit

Wearing a mask can help prevent the spread of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, but a mask’s effectiveness depends on how well it fits. Currently, there are no simple ways to measure the fit of a mask, but a new sensor developed at MIT could make it much easier to ensure a good fit. The sensor, […]

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EA Sports invests $11M in women’s soccer fund, UEFA internships

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today. EA Sports unveiled sweeping plans to invest in the future of women’s soccer, both in-game and on the pitch. The UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL) and EA Sports […]

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No, Democrats Should Not Be Freaking Out Over That Times Poll

Democratic pollster Peter Brodnitz said that a better indicator is looking at gender and education. “If they find that college-educated white women are not heavily Democratic right now, then their data is just not representative of what’s happening in campaigns that I know of,” Brodnitz said. “And that’s the thing about their female independent switch. […]

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MIT events illuminate critical need for menstruation science

More than 70 MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in MIT’s Killian Court recently to “Stand Up and Be Counted (for Women’s Health),” with a strong representation of individuals concerned about gynecology disorders such as endometriosis and adenomyosis. An estimated 20-25 percent of MIT women — about 2,000-2,500 total — are affected by one or more menstrual disorders in ways […]

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Protecting maternal health in Rwanda

The world is facing a maternal health crisis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 810 women die each day due to preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Two-thirds of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. In Rwanda, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality is infected Cesarean section wounds. An interdisciplinary team […]

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Studies of autism tend to exclude women, researchers find

In recent years, researchers who study autism have made an effort to include more women and girls in their studies. However, despite these efforts, most studies of autism consistently enroll small numbers of female subjects or exclude them altogether, according to a new study from MIT. The researchers found that a screening test commonly used […]

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Tiffany Haddish Breaks Silence on Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Tiffany Haddish Breaks Silence on Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Per the filing, Haddish and Spears are being sued for “intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor. Haddish is further accused of negligent supervision/failure to warn, breach of fiduciary duty, and constructive fraud.” The suit also […]

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Tiffany Haddish Breaks Silence on Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit [UPDATED]

Tiffany Haddish Breaks Silence on Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Per the filing, Haddish and Spears are being sued for “intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor. Haddish is further accused of negligent supervision/failure to warn, breach of fiduciary duty, and constructive fraud.” The suit also […]

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The Abortion Fight Has Entered a New Phase, and We Need New Tactics

The private sector has a role to play. My politics have always envisioned the ultimate diminishment of the power of the private sector, yet the truth is that today it has all the money. The U.S. government is practically the dusty rear sub-basement of global capital. The Supreme Court is rogue and the Democratic Party […]

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Famed Yoga School Was Allegedly a Cult That Recruited ‘Geishas’ for Sex Trafficking

Spiritual leader Juan Percowicz and a box of seized materials from the Yoga School of Buenos Aires. (Photo: Argentina Federal Police) Police in Argentina arrested 19 people in a massive raid of the famed Yoga School of Buenos Aires—including its 84-year-old founder, Juan Percowicz—alleging it’s actually a “transnational criminal organization” that recruited women into “geisha” apprenticeships […]

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Megan Thee Stallion’s New Album, Traumazine, Is Coming

Megan Thee Stallion’s New Album, Traumazine, Is Coming G/O Media may get a commission Advertisement Along with the album title, Meg also shared some of the featured guests who will be included on the album, and trust me, she’s got some heavy hitters. They include Key Glock, Pooh Shiesty, Rico Nasty, Jhené Aiko, Lucky Daye […]

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J-PAL expands evidence-to-policy government partnerships to fight poverty worldwide

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT has announced a significant expansion of its efforts to forge evidence-to-policy partnerships with innovative-minded governments seeking to use rigorous research to inform their social policies and programs.  These partnerships will support governments in laying the groundwork to take evidence-informed policies and programs to scale, aiming […]

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NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Owens Posts Video of Argument with ‘Karen’

Terrell Owens Posts Video of Argument with ‘Karen’ Advertisement The two continue their back and forth argument until another woman, who cannot be seen on camera, is heard coming to Owens’ defense, claiming that she saw the whole thing from her garage. She said he did not “almost” hit Karen and that he was not […]

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Helping cassava farmers by extending crop life

The root vegetable cassava is a major food staple in dozens of countries across the world. Drought-resistant, nutritious, and tasty, it has also become a major source of income for small-scale, rural farmers in places like West Africa and Southeast Asia. But the utility of cassava has always been limited by its short postharvest shelf […]

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Intensive visiting nurse program doesn’t impact birth outcomes, says ongoing study

A new paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), a prenatal and early child home visiting program, did not improve birth outcomes for low-income mothers in South Carolina. In the coming years, researchers will continue to evaluate other outcomes related to child health and development and the spacing […]

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