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A intercourse toy for girls received after which used to be stripped of a CES 2019 award

Startup Lora DiCarlo is raising awareness for gender bias at CES after their sex toy was selected as a CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree, only to be disqualified because the product was seen as “immoral.” But now officials say it never qualified for the award in the first place. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Gender...CONTINUE READING

five million girls shape human chain in India to protest temple ban

An estimated 5 million women in India joined forces to form a human chain to protest gender inequality and a Hindu temple’s centuries-old ban on all women of “menstruating age.” On Jan. 1, 2019, women in Kerala, southern India, joined to form a 385-mile (620km) “women’s wall” to protest the persistent barring of women from...CONTINUE READING

An online map lets people log instances of gender inequality

Out and about, you’ve likely experienced gender inequality in your urban environment. There might be a lack of female or gender diverse bathrooms at a stadium, or a lack of baby changing facilities accessible to men, or something like bad pram access. SEE ALSO: This Instagram poet is rewriting fairy tales with modern gender roles...CONTINUE READING

A woman has just won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years

The Nobel Prize in Physics has just been awarded to three scientists for their “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.” And, for the first time in more than half a century, a woman — Donna Strickland — is one of the winners.  SEE ALSO: Scientists learn bacteria in your gut can produce electricity Canadian...CONTINUE READING

Women’s Equality Day is the anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Here’s how to celebrate.

Women’s Equality Day, celebrated annually on August 26, marks the date the Constitution was amended to include women’s right to vote.   “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex,” the 19th amendment read, as...CONTINUE READING

13 women rode every stage of the Tour de France before the men did to make a point about equality

There’s a rather notable absence from Le Tour de France — women. Not only are women not allowed participate in the men’s only cycling event, but an equivalent race for women doesn’t exist.  This year thirteen women rode every stage of the Tour de France before the men did to make a point about equality...CONTINUE READING

Barack Obama says that ‘men have been getting on my nerves lately’

Barack Obama has officially joined the countless women in 2018 who are annoyed by men. On Wednesday, while speaking to leaders of the Obama Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Obama got real about the recent behavior of powerful men, admitting he’s straight-up annoyed. Extreme same. SEE ALSO: America’s moms, Michelle Obama and Tina Lawson,...CONTINUE READING

Why I’m giving up and bringing a space heater to work this summer

Like many young women my age, I have come to fear my office air conditioner and all the pain and misery it brings. It’s a familiar story. In 2015, scientists found that the math typically used to set the temperature in most office buildings was biased in favor of men. The formula uses the metabolic...CONTINUE READING

Carrie Gracie donates backdated BBC pay to help other women fighting for equality

Carrie Gracie — the BBC journalist who resigned after learning she was paid 50 percent less than her male colleagues — has donated her backdated pay from the BBC to other women fighting for equality.  SEE ALSO: BBC journalist quits after discovering she earns 50% less than male counterparts In a joint statement, the BBC...CONTINUE READING

Two surfers, same waves. But people aren’t cool with the difference in pay.

Over the weekend, surfers competed in the Ballito Pro, which takes place in South Africa’s east. In the Billabong Junior Series, the under-18 mens winner was Indonesia’s Rio Waida, while the womens competition was won by South Africa’s Zoe Steyn. SEE ALSO: Barbie has a brand-new STEM career, and it’s pretty cool While the news...CONTINUE READING
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