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Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts. 

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Demand the release of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a Guatemalan transgender woman currently being held in a men’s immigration detention center.

Jesus effing christ. Three-quarters of public school teachers say their students come to school hungry regularly

Demand the release of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a Guatemalan transgender woman currently being held in a men’s immigration detention center.

Jesus effing christ. Three-quarters of public school teachers say their students come to school hungry regularly

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Australian state party to hold International Women’s Day event at men-only club

The Australian state of Queensland is…special. It’s sunny, and beautiful, and reliably absurd. See a ridiculous headline, say, a snake winning a fight with crocodile and then eating it? It almost certainly happened in Queensland.

The Australian state of Queensland is…special. It’s sunny, and beautiful, and reliably absurd. See a ridiculous headline, say, a snake winning a fight with crocodile and then eating it? It almost certainly happened in Queensland. ...

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Longest-serving woman in Congress retires to “raise hell” instead of “money”

Senator Barbara Mikulski made history as being the longest-serving woman in Congress, the first woman Democrat elected in her own right, and the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor. On Monday, she announced her plans to retire in an appropriately badass fashion. 

Senator Barbara Mikulski made history as being the longest-serving woman in Congress, the first woman Democrat elected in her own right, and the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor. On Monday, she announced ...

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On ethical sex and the complexities of consent in an unjust world

Over at The Harvard Crimson, student columnist Reina A.E. Gattuso has an excellent piece exploring the complexities of consent. Using her own sexual experience at a party as a high school senior as an example, she breaks down the power imbalances and structural inequalities at play. 

Over at The Harvard Crimson, student columnist Reina A.E. Gattuso has an excellent piece exploring the complexities of consent. Using her own sexual experience at a party as a high school senior as an example, ...

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After 38 years, Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, is retiring.

Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman locked up at a men’s state prison in Georgia, is fighting for her right to hormone therapy

After 38 years, Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, is retiring.

Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman locked up at a men’s state prison in Georgia, is fighting for her right to hormone ...

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