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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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  • 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

'We are real': Saudi feminists launch online radio

Operating out of a small room in an unknown country, a new internet radio station broadcasts a programme aimed at campaigning for greater women's rights in Saudi Arabia. With melancholy music playing in the background, the presenter of Nsawya FM (Feminism FM) addresses the issue of domestic violence in the Gulf kingdom.

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  • Date:08/20/2018

Women were the big winners of the House elections

There was something very notable about the results of this week’s House midterm elections: more women secured a Democratic or Republican nomination for the House than ever before. As of Tuesday night, at least 168 women had captured a nomination, surpassing the previous record of 167. A recent study also noted that, if Democratic women maintain such victories this fall, they’re set to outnumber white men in their party in the House soon.

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  • Vox
  • Date:08/09/2018

India's population growth highly overestimated, say scientists

India's population growth rate is highly overestimated by existing models, say scientists who suggest that accounting for the diversity and differences in the levels of education among people can help arrive at more accurate projections. Accurate population projections could help India and its workforce catch up to more developed Asian countries with higher GDP per capita, researchers suggest.

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  • Date:08/09/2018

10 women of philosophy, and why you should know them

While a great idea can come from anybody anywhere, sometimes a different perspective is needed for progress to be made. In that mindset, today we have ten of the greatest female philosophers of all time.

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  • Date:07/20/2018
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