Gender:

Why women in South Korea are destroying their make-up collections

Women in South Korea are publicly destroying their cosmetics to protest the high standards of female beauty that have become a norm in their country. Korean women are urged to pursue a “pore-less” look, which is achieved by carefully applying skin-care and make-up products daily. Fed up with this unattainable standard, a multiplicity of women have begun sharing images and videos on social media of them trashing their make-up collections. The anti-cosmetic protest is part of a wider South Korean feminist movement nicknamed “escape the corset.”

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  • Quartz
  • Date:10/29/2018

Women were written out of political history. We’re putting them back in

Ninety-one years ago, Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in parliament. She stayed there for the next 27 years, speaking regularly in debates, getting into all sorts of disputes, and frequently causing a fair amount of controversy.

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  • Date:10/08/2018

California becomes first U.S. state to require women on company boards

Canada has as many female as male ministers in the government. The new Spanish government has more women than men. And recently, for the first time, women foreign ministers of almost 20 countries came together in Montreal. At the same time, gender equality still requires much more effort. That’s why it’s very welcome that California, as the first U.S. state, is requiring women on all company boards in the state.

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  • The Guardian
  • Date:10/03/2018

Why this infant sat front row at the Nelson Mandela peace summit

Being the world’s youngest female head of state, as well as a new mother, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is constantly breaking down new barriers for women and making history. This week she did it again when she attended the Nelson Mandela peace summit in New York City with her three-month-old daughter sitting on her lap. It marks the first time a female head of state has attended a United Nations General Assembly with her infant.

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  • TIME
  • Date:09/27/2018

A new front in fighting the bias against women in science

Angela Saini’s Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story is a powerful, impartial and thoroughly researched look at the origins of Damore’s—and troves of other engineers’ and scientists’—misconceptions. Inferior examines both the science and the scientists, delving into how easily bias and motivated reasoning creep into experiments, analysis, and the way we see the world.

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  • Date:09/19/2018

The McDonald's sexual harassment strike isn't just brave

It will be the first multi-state US strike focused on sexual harassment, which is exceptionally rife in the restaurant industry.

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  • Date:09/18/2018

How one woman is starting a menstrual revolution in Kenya

Globally, menstruation is worth billions. In 2016, the feminine hygiene product market was worth $23 billion, to be exact. And it is expected to grow to $32 billion in 2022. So it's no wonder that recent years have seen many women-led period startups launching and even a Bollywood movie devoted to the topic.

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  • Date:09/07/2018

This big English football club will offer free sanitary products to female fans

Brighton & Hove Albion, a football club in the English Premier League, wants to make their club more inclusive for women. That became apparent this week when the club announced it will offer female fans free feminine hygiene products in the women’s toilets at their stadiums. Thirteen smaller clubs across the UK have also committed to doing the same, and many more are expected to follow suit, including major clubs like Liverpool and Everton.

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  • The Guardian
  • Date:08/31/2018

Militant tenderness: how teachers are rooting out sexism in school

Matt Pinkett grimaces as he repeats Charles Dickens’s description of a female character in A Christmas Carol. “She had a ‘ripe little mouth’,” he says.

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  • Date:08/29/2018

Let’s make period poverty history

“I wrapped a sock around my underwear just to stop the bleeding, because I didn’t want to get shouted at. And I wrapped a whole tissue roll around my underwear, just to keep my underwear dry until I got home.

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  • Date:08/28/2018
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