The N.F.L.’s Carl Nassib Broke a Barrier. Will Others Follow?

The number of publicly out L.G.B.T.Q. athletes in men’s biggest pro leagues lags far behind that in women’s sports. Will Carl Nassib’s announcement change that?

#athletics-and-sports, #bird-sue, #clarendon-layshia-1991, #collins-jason, #football, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #institute-for-diversity-and-ethics-in-sport, #nassib-carl-1993, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #nunes-amanda-1988, #outsports-com, #rapinoe-megan, #sam-michael-1990, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-world-cup-soccer

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Why Did We Fall for the Victoria’s Secret Angels?

How the pomp and pageantry of Victoria’s Secret worked for so long.

#fashion-and-apparel, #lingerie-and-underwear, #models-professional, #victorias-secret, #victorias-secret-angels, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

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‘I Don’t Care if You Looked Sexy. If You Wore a Skirt That Day. It’s Not Your Fault.’

Readers are moved by a woman breaking her silence about a rape by a professional baseball player 18 years ago. Also: G.O.P. threats; books on paper.

#metoo-movement, #baseball, #books-and-literature, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #women-and-girls

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Whether Maya Wiley or Kathryn Garcia, a Woman Mayor Could Save N.Y.C.

Both men leading the Democratic mayoral primary are disasters.

#adams-eric-l, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mayors, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #ranked-choice-voting, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya, #women-and-girls

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She Never Saw Herself in Children’s TV Shows. So She Created Her Own.

For Chris Nee, the producer behind the popular “Doc McStuffins” series, diversity and representation aren’t nice-to-haves. They’re the things she wished TV producers considered when she was a kid.

#children-and-childhood, #television, #women-and-girls

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Furor in China Over Artwork Ranking Women by Their Looks

Critics called the piece, which shows thousands of unsuspecting college students, a misogynistic affront, eight years after it was on display in a different museum to little reaction.

#metoo-movement, #art, #china, #museums, #privacy, #sexual-harassment, #shanghai-china, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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I Am Breaking My Silence About the Baseball Player Who Raped Me

A professional athlete raping a reporter is a story about power in our society, and how men wield it against women.

#metoo-movement, #athletics-and-sports, #baseball, #major-league-baseball, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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The TV Show ‘Physical’ Shines a Light on the Aerobics Era

A new dramedy on Apple TV+ explores the roots of America’s fitness craze.

#apple-tv-plus, #exercise, #physical-tv-program, #television, #women-and-girls

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Victoria’s Secret’s New ‘VS Collective’ Is Late But Welcome

The lingerie company may be a brand in decline, but it’s still everywhere you look. 

#fenty-fashion-label, #lingerie-and-underwear, #models-professional, #victorias-secret, #women-and-girls

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Thacher, a California Prep School, Apologizes for Past Sex Abuse

In a 91-page report, the private coed boarding school in Ojai detailed sexual assaults and harassment against students dating back to the 1980s.

#california, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-secondary, #ojai-calif, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #teachers-and-school-employees, #thacher-school-ojai-calif, #women-and-girls

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A Young Cheyenne Leader Was Beaten Bloody. The Response Brought More Pain.

Since Silver Little Eagle was robbed last month, she said she had been bullied and harassed, and failed by the very tribal systems she had campaigned to change.

#assaults, #billings-mont, #bullies, #content-type-personal-profile, #little-eagle-silver, #local-government, #montana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #native-americans, #northern-cheyenne-indian-reservation-mont, #women-and-girls

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Victoria’s Secret Swaps Angels for ‘What Women Want.’ Will They Buy It?

The embattled lingerie giant is attempting the most extreme brand turnaround in recent memory: an effort not just to redefine itself but also the very idea of what “sexy” is.

#metoo-movement, #chopra-priyanka, #gu-eileen, #l-brands-inc, #lingerie-and-underwear, #rapinoe-megan, #sampaio-valentina, #shopping-and-retail, #victorias-secret, #wexner-leslie-h, #women-and-girls

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Title IX Protections Extend to Transgender Students, Education Dept. Says

Using a Supreme Court ruling as its guide, the department will issue guidance that says discrimination against gay and transgender students is prohibited under the 1972 law.

#athletics-and-sports, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cardona-miguel-a-1975, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #federal-aid-us, #gender, #states-us, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Coming Soon: $300 Checks for Parents

An expanded Child Tax Credit distributed as monthly checks will start reaching households in July and last through the end of the year.

#children-and-childhood, #parenting, #single-parents, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #women-and-girls

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Why More American Women are Delaying Motherhood in their 20s

The birthrate is falling for American women in their 20s, especially in places where the local economy is booming.

#birth-rates, #careers-and-professions, #families-and-family-life, #hispanic-americans, #population, #states-us, #women-and-girls

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A Crisis of Abuse Grows in International Women’s Sport

The sexual abuse scandal in Mali basketball is the latest example of how global sports organizations are failing to curb the mistreatment of women.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #denhollander-rachael, #human-rights-watch, #international-basketball-federation, #international-olympic-committee, #mali, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #niang-hamane, #olympic-games-2020, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Girl Scouts Stuck With Over 15 Million Boxes of Unsold Cookies

The Girl Scouts faced two major problems during the last year: diminished membership and a pandemic that made in-person cookie selling a risky proposition.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #cookies, #girl-scouts, #women-and-girls

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New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

#annenberg-inclusion-initiative, #black-people, #labor-and-jobs, #minorities, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #universal-music-group, #university-of-southern-california, #women-and-girls

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If You Ignore Pornography, You Aren’t Teaching Sex Ed

Refusing to discuss sexually explicit media won’t make it go away.

#children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dating-and-relationships, #education-k-12, #men-and-boys, #parenting, #pornography, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.

#africa, #athletics-and-sports, #bamako-mali, #coaches-and-managers, #hamane-niang, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #international-basketball-federation, #national-basketball-assn, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2012, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #world-cup-basketball

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Breaking Her Way Out of the ‘Shecession’

The pandemic has caused huge job losses among women. A program called Selfmade aims to help by teaching entrepreneurial skills.

#brit-co-brit-media-inc, #e-learning, #entrepreneurship, #morin-brit-1985, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #small-business, #women-and-girls

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A Film Tries to Make a Difference for Domestic Violence Survivors

“And So I Stayed” examines how the courts treat women who kill their abusers. The movie played a role in one case that resulted in freedom after a conviction.

#and-so-i-stayed-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #domestic-violence, #law-and-legislation, #nelson-daniel-a-filmmaker, #pattillo-natalie, #sentences-criminal, #women-and-girls

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German Parliament Backs ‘Milestone’ Gender Quota for Company Boards

The legislation requires many public companies in Germany to have at least one woman on the supervisory board.

#boards-of-directors, #germany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #women-and-girls

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‘Betty’ Skates Into Season 2

The young stars of the HBO skate comedy discuss how pandemic-era New York shaped the new season. “Our show grows with us and changes with our world,” Ajani Russell said.

#betty-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #home-box-office, #lovelace-dede, #moonbear-kabrina-adams, #moran-nina-1997, #moselle-crystal, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #russell-ajani-1998, #skateboarding, #television, #vinberg-rachelle, #women-and-girls

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Rose Byrne and Annie Weisman Get Into ‘Physical’

In an interview, the star and creator of the new Apple TV+ comedy discuss aerobics, ’80s perms and the dark personal experiences that inspired the show.

#actors-and-actresses, #apple-tv-plus, #byrne-rose, #content-type-personal-profile, #exercise, #physical-tv-program, #television, #weisman-annie, #women-and-girls

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Why Some Orthodox Jewish Women Won’t Get Vaccinated

Unsubstantiated rumors about the coronavirus vaccine and fertility have dissuaded some young women in New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities from getting the vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #orthodox-judaism, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vaccination-and-immunization, #women-and-girls

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As Military Addresses Diversity, Republicans See Culture War Target

The Pentagon’s leadership is taking steps to promote inclusion in the military, prompting a political backlash.

#austin-lloyd-j-iii, #conservatism-us-politics, #defense-department, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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What is the Phexxi Birth Control Method, and Who Owns It?

Saundra Pelletier is marketing a new form of birth control to women wary of hormones.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #phexxi, #women-and-girls

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Are Vets and Pharmacists Showing How to Make Careers Work for Moms?

The big problem for professional women isn’t old-fashioned discrimination. It’s bigger than that — but there is a way forward.

#children-and-childhood, #labor-and-jobs, #parenting, #veterinary-medicine, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

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How Asian Women Are Finding Confidence Through Self-Defense

Some Asian women are learning new skills to protect themselves, bolstering their sense of agency, confidence and competence on the street.

#anxiety-and-stress, #asian-americans, #center-for-anti-violence-education, #chinese-americans, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #fear-emotion, #hate-crimes, #minorities, #self-defense, #women-and-girls

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Why ‘Unwell Women’ Have Gone Misdiagnosed for Centuries

The British scholar Elinor Cleghorn’s new history traces medicine’s sexism from Hippocrates to today.

#books-and-literature, #cleghorn-elinor, #discrimination, #medicine-and-health, #unwell-women-misdiagnosis-and-myth-in-a-man-made-world-book, #women-and-girls

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She Was Deeply Moved by Refugees’ Stories. So She Told Them in Song.

“Song to a Refugee,” an inadvertent concept album from the singer and songwriter Diana Jones, strives to center the voices of migrant women.

#content-type-personal-profile, #folk-music, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #jones-diana-1965, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #seeger-peggy-1935, #song-to-a-refugee-album, #thompson-emma, #united-states, #women-and-girls

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Surprise: Women and Minorities Are Still Underrepresented in Corporate Boardrooms

The latest version of a multiyear analysis of Fortune 100 and 500 companies found that white women made some gains but that true representation is decades away.

#alliance-for-board-diversity, #boards-of-directors, #fortune-magazine, #goldman-sachs-group-inc, #minorities, #women-and-girls

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Women’s Prison Plagued by Sexual Violence to Close, Governor Says

Gov. Philip D. Murphy said that he would shut down Edna Mahan, New Jersey’s only women’s prison, because of a “long history of abusive incidents.”

#american-friends-service-committee, #edna-mahan-correctional-facility-for-women-clinton-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #prisons-and-prisoners, #shutdowns-institutional, #women-and-girls

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Military Draft

The justices had been asked to decide whether one of the last sex-based distinctions in federal law should survive now that women can serve in combat.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #draft-and-recruitment-military, #national-coalition-for-men, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Silicon Valley’s Thin Skins and Giant Egos

Ellen Pao, the former C.E.O. of Reddit, talks Big Tech boys clubs, content moderation and workplace culture.

#audio-neutral-informative, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pinterest, #reddit-inc, #silicon-valley-calif, #twitter, #venture-capital, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Martina Navratilova Has Plenty to Say

One of the most dominant players in tennis history, Navratilova was a cultural pioneer when the world wasn’t prepared for an outspoken lesbian. Finally, the world is catching up, and she’s still here.

#content-type-personal-profile, #discrimination, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #navratilova-martina, #social-media, #tennis, #women-and-girls

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Kamala Harris Can’t Win

Her role is fraught. Her detractors are ferocious.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vice-presidents-and-vice-presidency-us, #women-and-girls

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Want More Diverse Conductors? Orchestras Should Look to Assistants.

At top American ensembles, young assistant conductors are a far more varied group than the reigning music directors. How can the next generation come to power?

#classical-music, #hiring-and-promotion, #minorities, #women-and-girls

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It’s 2021. Why Is ‘Supermom’ Still Around?

That archetypal female who is both a career woman and a housewife — whose to-do list spans cooking, cleaning, parenting and earning a substantial paycheck — isn’t doing families any favors.

#families-and-family-life, #parenting, #pogrebin-letty-cottin, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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F.D.A. Approves New Drug to Treat Vaginal Yeast Infections

Regulators allowed a new antifungal treatment, but critics say it is unneeded and costs too much.

#drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #scynexis-inc, #women-and-girls, #yeast-infections, #your-feed-science

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High School Valedictorian Takes Aim at Texas Abortion Law

In a graduation speech, Paxton Smith, 18, of Dallas said the new law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, was “a war on my body and a war on my rights.”

#abortion, #commencement-speeches, #dallas-tex, #lake-highlands-high-school, #law-and-legislation, #smith-paxton-2003, #texas, #women-and-girls

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Two Artists’ Divergent Roads to Eros

A show of work by Hannah Wilke and Eve Hesse at Acquavella Galleries raises the intriguing question, what constitutes erotic art as perceived by the female gaze?

#acquavella-galleries, #art, #erotic-abstraction-exhibit, #hesse-eva, #manhattan-nyc, #nudism-and-nudity, #wilke-hannah, #women-and-girls

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The Sound of Silence on Abortion

Sport leagues and corporations rally against bias and voter suppression. But they are quiet about abortion. 

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #abortion, #american-airlines, #appeals-courts-us, #apple-inc, #arkansas, #atlanta-ga, #austin-ind, #brewer-jan, #corporate-social-responsibility, #dell-inc, #dell-michael-s, #discrimination, #fort-worth-tex, #fuqua-antoine, #georgia, #hewlett-packard-company, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #houston-tex, #law-and-legislation, #major-league-baseball, #mississippi, #national-basketball-assn, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #pence-mike, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #women-and-girls

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The Wedding Dress Repurposed

How women are fashioning the white dress to bring awareness to a variety of issues.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #marriages, #women-and-girls

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Women’s Basketball Is on the Rise. Is Anyone Paying Attention?

W.N.B.A. commissioner Cathy Engelbert on closing the gender gap in sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #basketball, #engelbert-catherine, #national-basketball-assn, #women-and-girls, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Michelle Wie West Was Ready to Retire. Then She Got Mad.

A golf phenom since she was 10, Michelle Wie West was ready to focus on motherhood. Rudy Giuliani’s vulgar remarks convinced her to keep fighting and playing.

#content-type-personal-profile, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #golf, #income-inequality, #ladies-professional-golf-assn, #olympic-club-san-francisco-calif, #united-states-womens-open-golf, #wie-michelle, #women-and-girls

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Christine Quinn: When Will New York Elect a Woman Mayor?

Women candidates in politics are not looking for preferential treatment. We simply ask to be judged on our merits, not on the basis of our sex.

#adams-eric-l, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #new-york-city, #wiley-maya, #women-and-girls, #yang-andrew-1975

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Naomi Osaka’s French Open Power Move

The power balance has changed among public figures, the journalists and publications that cover them and the companies that they do business with.

#anxiety-and-stress, #athletics-and-sports, #cain-mary-1996, #coel-michaela, #french-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #simone-biles, #tennis, #women-and-girls

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Lesbians in Ballet: ‘Has Anyone Like Me Ever Walked These Halls?’

Ballet’s strict gender norms put pressure on women to conform. But dancers who don’t are finding they’re not alone.

#queertheballet, #baker-alyah, #ballez-dance-co, #dancing, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #pierce-adriana-choreographer, #pyle-katy, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

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