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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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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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Lawyers from the Women’s Law Project explain why UPenn professors’ objections to campus gender-based violence procedures are wrong.

After two athletes came out, Erskine college “bans” queerness, aka “sexuality that is not based on marriage.”

Lawyers from the Women’s Law Project explain why UPenn professors’ objections to campus gender-based violence procedures are wrong.

After two athletes came out, Erskine college “bans” queerness, aka “sexuality that is not based on marriage.”

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Quick Hit: Scott Walker Eliminates Support for Rape Survivors from Budget

Update: Jezebel has now added a update and apology to their piece, noting that a university spokesperson has clarified that the university requested that Walker delete the requirements because they were redundant with their compliance of the Clery Act.

With a swipe of the “delete” key, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has eliminated efforts to combat campus rape from the state budget.

Update: Jezebel has now added a update and apology to their piece, noting that a university spokesperson has clarified that the university requested that Walker delete the requirements because they were redundant with their compliance of the Clery ...

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