How ‘Lolita’ Escaped Obscenity Laws and Cancel Culture

Emily Mortimer, who grew up with a prominent free-speech advocate before becoming an actress and screenwriter, has some ideas.

#metoo-movement, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #lolita-book, #nabokov-vladimir, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

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Woody Allen, Mia Farrow and What Popular Culture Wants to Believe

The new HBO documentary revisits a 1990s scandal. What viewers take away from it may depend on the stories they trust about women and why.

#allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #television, #women-and-girls

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How Sexual Assault Allegations Have Divided Mexico’s Governing Party

Mexico’s president has stood by a candidate accused of sexual assault. The case is testing the president’s promises of justice and equality for all.

#lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Defective Birth Control Blamed for Scores of Unwanted Pregnancies in Chile

The public health system delivered, and then quietly recalled, 276,890 potentially flawed packets of birth control pills. At least 140 women believe they got pregnant because of the error.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #chile, #pinera-sebastian, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Cuomo Could Be Compelled to Testify in Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

The attorney general’s investigation into the governor will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #elections-governors, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Hundreds of Girls Abducted From Nigerian School Are Freed, Official Says

The return of more than 300 girls marked the second time in less than a week that gunmen in the country had released kidnapped schoolchildren.

#africa, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #nigeria, #women-and-girls

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Cuomo Under Fire Over Sexual Harassment Allegations

The governor acknowledged that “some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Sarah Lawrence Student Seen as Cult Victim Is Now Charged

Isabella Pollok was one of the students at Sarah Lawrence College who prosecutors said was exploited by a classmate’s father, Lawrence V. Ray. Now she is under indictment, too.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #human-trafficking, #nxivm, #psychology-and-psychologists, #raniere-keith, #ray-lawrence-v, #sarah-lawrence-college, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Britney Spears and the Era of Celebrity Reappraisals

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

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From Britney Spears to Janet Jackson, the Era of the Celebrity Reappraisal

Monica Lewinsky. Janet Jackson. Lindsay Lohan. Whitney Houston. We are living in an era of reappraisals.

#metoo-movement, #bullies, #celebrities, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hilton-paris, #houston-whitney, #jackson-janet, #lohan-lindsay, #magazines, #spears-britney, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-selfcare

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Heroines of Self-Loathing

What’s with all the female literary characters who can’t stand themselves?

#books-and-literature, #broder-melissa, #conversations-with-friends-book, #milk-fed-book, #moshfegh-ottessa-1981, #my-year-of-rest-and-relaxation-book, #normal-people-book, #rooney-sally-author, #women-and-girls

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Who is Arora Akanksha, the 34-Year-Old Running for U.N. Secretary General?

The United Nations auditor, with no diplomatic experience, has declared her candidacy for secretary general — an audacious bid to shake up an organization that she says badly needs it.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #guterres-antonio, #haryana-india, #millennial-generation, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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Britain’s Transgender Stand-Ups Find Comedy in a Hostile Climate

With opposition to transgender issues regularly expressed by mainstream British figures, the country’s trans comedians are often just trying to assert their humanity.

#comedy-and-humor, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #great-britain, #greer-germaine, #izzard-eddie, #rowling-j-k, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls

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In a Changing Military, the Army Eases Its Rules for Women’s Hair

The Army, which is increasingly dependent on female soldiers, has issued new regulations that allow women to wear lipstick and no longer limits their hair to a tight, disciplined bun.

#black-people, #breastfeeding, #hair, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #women-and-girls

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Glitzy, Tragic and Selfish: Female Con Artists Waltz by Society’s Rules

From fake millionaires to the faux descendants of Nicholas II, the author of “Confident Women” explores the cunning of con women through the ages.

#books-and-literature, #confident-women-swindlers-grifters-and-shapeshifters-of-the-female-persuasion-book, #frauds-and-swindling, #telfer-tori, #women-and-girls

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How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms

Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #diet-and-nutrition, #families-and-family-life, #midwives-and-doulas, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Powell Says Better Child Care Policies Might Lift Women in Work Force

The Fed chair said better caregiving options was an “area worth looking at” for Congress, while reiterating the central bank’s full-employment pledge.

#child-care, #federal-reserve-system, #labor-and-jobs, #powell-jerome-h, #quantitative-easing, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Husband Must Pay Wife $7,700 for Years of Housework, Chinese Court Rules

Some in China hailed the divorce court case as a breakthrough, but many noted that full-time nannies are paid far more.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Elizabeth R. Duff, First Woman to Drive a Nashville City Bus, Dies at 72

A Black woman, Mrs. Duff broke gender and race barriers. She died of Covid-19.

#black-people, #buses, #chauffeurs-and-drivers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #duff-elizabeth-r-1949-2021, #nashville-tenn, #transit-systems, #women-and-girls

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Brittany Higgins Files Police Report on Parliament House Rape Claim

Brittany Higgins has filed a formal police report against a former government employee who she said raped her in Australia’s Parliament House in 2019, roiling the government.

#australia, #higgins-brittany, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #reynolds-linda-1965, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Finding Art Miles Away From the Expected

Hanne Tierney has made her FiveMyles gallery in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, both a beacon and an anchor for the neighborhood.

#art, #black-people, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #fivemyles-brooklyn-ny-gallery, #jenkins-johnson-gallery, #tierney-hanne, #women-and-girls

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Women in Economics Face Hostility When Presenting Research

Studies have found that the field is plagued by a singular problem of gender bias. The latest evidence comes from the types of questions posed at seminars.

#discrimination, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #gender, #hiring-and-promotion, #modestino-alicia-sasser, #research, #wolfers-justin, #women-and-girls

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Two Memoirists Explore Abuse and Survival

Tanya Selvaratnam and Vanessa Springora both survived powerful, manipulative men. Now they’re telling their tales.

#assume-nothing-a-story-of-intimate-violence-book, #books-and-literature, #consent-a-memoir-book, #domestic-violence, #selvaratnam-tanya, #springora-vanessa, #women-and-girls

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Europe Wants to Diversify Its Pool of Astronauts

In its first hiring drive in over a decade, the continent’s space agency is looking to recruit disabled people and more women.

#disabilities, #europe, #european-space-agency, #european-union, #international-space-station, #space-and-astronomy, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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As Pandemic Took Hold, Suicide Rose Among Japanese Women

Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #japan, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #takeuchi-yuko-1980-2020, #unemployment, #women-and-girls

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As Bollywood Evolves, Women Find Deeper Roles

New films like “Tribhanga” and “Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare” show how parts have expanded for women in India’s Hindi film realm.

#actors-and-actresses, #balan-vidya, #dolly-kitty-aur-woh-chamakte-sitare-movie, #india, #kajol-1974, #movies, #pednekar-bhumi, #sen-sharma-konkona, #shahane-renuka, #shakuntala-devi-movie, #shrivastava-alankrita, #tribhanga-movie, #women-and-girls

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Settlement Reached in Suit Accusing James Franco of Sexual Misconduct

Two former students of Mr. Franco’s have agreed to drop their claims that he had intimidated them into performing explicit sex scenes. Mr. Franco has denied the allegations.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #franco-james, #gaal-toni, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #women-and-girls

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They Built Libraries to Honor Loved Ones, Women Felled by Bombings

As negotiations push forward, it is unclear whether Afghanistan can achieve peace with the Taliban while preserving gains made on women’s rights and education.

#afghanistan, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #libraries-and-librarians, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #terrorism, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Is This the End of Tipping?

The restaurant industry is in crisis. But some see how bad things are for servers — including “maskual harassment” — as a unique chance to make life better.

#anxiety-and-stress, #consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #service-industries, #sexual-harassment, #tips-and-tipping, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Venezuelan Women Lose Access to Contraception, and Control of Their Lives

Affordable birth control has disappeared, pushing many women into unplanned pregnancies at a time when they can barely feed the children they already have.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #caracas-venezuela, #chavez-hugo, #maduro-nicolas, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

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Lorraine O’Grady, Still Cutting Into the Culture

And at 86, the pioneering conceptual artist isn’t done yet. She’s getting her first retrospective ever, at the Brooklyn Museum.

#art, #black-people, #both-and-exhibit, #brooklyn-museum, #content-type-personal-profile, #jamaican-americans, #museums, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

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The Lockdown Showed How the Economy Exploits Women. She Already Knew.

Silvia Federici has been warning for decades of what happens when we undervalue domestic labor.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #elder-care, #future-of-work-2021, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Veneno’

A raunchy and emotional look at the life of Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, this Spanish series showcases the strength of transgender and queer communities.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hbo-max, #la-veneno-cristina-ortiz-rodriguez-1964-2016, #spain, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #veneno-tv-program, #women-and-girls

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Kamala Harris: Women Leaving Work Force During Pandemic Is a ‘National Emergency’

“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #delauro-rosa-l, #harris-kamala-d, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Heating Up Culture Wars, France to Scour Universities for Ideas That ‘Corrupt Society’

The government announced an investigation into social science research, broadening attacks on what it sees as destabilizing American influences.

#academic-freedom, #colleges-and-universities, #colonization, #discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #politics-and-government, #religion-state-relations, #women-and-girls

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When Vagisil Targeted Teens, the Backlash Was Swift

Experts say the brand’s new intimate care line shames young people and might even pose potential health risks.

#gynecology-and-gynecologists, #itching, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #vagina, #women-and-girls

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Barbara Ann Rowan, Who Spurred Advances for Black Lawyers, Dies at 82

As a Black lawyer she protested a racial slur during a bar association speech after forging a trail as a federal prosecutor in Manhattan. She died of Covid-19.

#alexandria-va, #black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #legal-profession, #new-york-city, #rowan-barbara-ann-1938-2020, #women-and-girls

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Names First Woman Chief Executive

Gail Samuel spent nearly three decades at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, part of a management team that helped make it the envy of the orchestra world.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boston-pops-orchestra, #boston-symphony-orchestra, #classical-music, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-philharmonic, #samuel-gail, #tanglewood-music-festival-lenox-mass, #volpe-mark, #women-and-girls

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Why Are There So Few Monuments That Successfully Depict Women?

There’s still very little thought paid to how women are represented — as bodies and as selves.

#black-people, #brooks-gwendolyn, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #wollstonecraft-mary, #women-and-girls

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New Zealand to Roll Out Free Period Products to All Students

The program, designed to reduce “period poverty,” will begin in June.

#ardern-jacinda, #education, #menstruation, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #poverty, #women-and-girls

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Woman Is Chosen to Succeed Tokyo Olympics Chief Who Made Sexist Remark

The selection of Seiko Hashimoto represented an abrupt shift after the Olympic committee had apparently intended to name another man in his 80s.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #japan, #mori-yoshiro, #olympic-games-2020, #seiko-hashimoto, #tokyo-japan, #women-and-girls

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These Women Confront Dictators. Why Can’t We?

I’m inspired by two sisters who stood up to goons with clubs and razors in Egypt.

#badawi-raif, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #egypt, #hathloul-loujain-al, #international-relations, #middle-east-and-north-africa-unrest-2010, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #salman-king-of-saudi-arabia, #saudi-arabia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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From Lagos to Los Angeles, an African Art Gallery Arrives

Adenrele Sonariwo has brought her Nigerian sensibility to Melrose Avenue, with a show focusing on women.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #lagos-nigeria, #los-angeles-calif, #rele-gallery-los-angeles-calif, #sonariwo-adenrele, #women-and-girls

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He Calls Himself ‘North Korea’s Poet Laureate.’ Two Women Call Him a Rapist.

Jang Jin-sung, the author of “Dear Leader,” has been accused of sexual assault by two women, including a fellow defector from North Korea. He has threatened to sue for defamation.

#metoo-movement, #defectors-political, #north-korea, #poetry-and-poets, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #south-korea, #women-and-girls

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Serena Williams’s Catsuit Already Won the Australian Open

The tennis champion is changing the game in multiple ways.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #black-people, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #french-open-tennis, #griffith-joyner-florence, #tennis, #williams-serena, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

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Black, Female and Carving Out Their Own Path in Country Music

Five singer-songwriters discuss the challenges of becoming the change they want to see in a famously homogeneous segment of the music industry.

#black-people, #brittney-spencer, #country-music, #guyton-mickey, #miko-marks, #race-and-ethnicity, #reyna-roberts, #rissi-palmer, #women-and-girls

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The White House Is Taking Women’s Issues Seriously. Really.

A revived panel, the Gender Policy Council, will look different from councils past. For starters, it will report directly to the president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Hillary Clinton Thinks a White House Gender Council Is a Crucial ‘First Step’

Nearly three decades after the White House established its first council for women and girls, here we are again. The former secretary of state discusses what’s different this time.

#clinton-hillary-rodham, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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A Hidden Obstacle to Boardroom Diversity

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #benioff-marc, #boards-of-directors, #christoff-niki, #discrimination, #minorities, #salesforce-com-inc, #women-and-girls

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Scottish University Draws Ire for Dismissing Female Gender Studies Lead

The decision by the University of St. Andrews not to renew the contract of a female philosopher points to broader underrepresentation of women in academia, critics say.

#colleges-and-universities, #scotland, #st-andrews-scotland, #women-and-girls

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