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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. 

Emma Morano

115-year-old woman says her secret is remaining single for most of her life

Emma Morano is an Italian centenarian who, at 115, is the oldest living person in Europe. In a profile in the New York Times yesterday, she credits her longevity to eating three raw eggs a day and never remarrying after an early divorce. 

Emma Morano is an Italian centenarian who, at 115, is the oldest living person in Europe. In a profile in the New York Times yesterday, she credits her longevity to eating three raw eggs a day and never ...

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New report shows New York prisons are still illegally shackling pregnant inmates

In 2009, New York banned the shackling of pregnant inmates during labor. But, according to a new report from the Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project, prisons in the state haven’t stopped the degrading and dangerous practice. 

In 2009, New York banned the shackling of pregnant inmates during labor. But, according to a new report from the Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project, prisons in the state haven’t stopped the degrading ...

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The Academic Feminist: Campus activism with Kaila Boulware and Miesha Bell

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. This month we are highlighting campus activism, and specifically the recent activism that has sprung up on campuses around the country in conjunction with, and alongside, the #BlackLivesMatter movement. 

Welcome back, Academic Feminists. This month we are highlighting campus activism, and specifically the recent activism that has sprung up on campuses around the country in conjunction with, and alongside, the #BlackLivesMatter movement. 

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Friendship and Masculinity

Nothing gets my feminist tits in a more tangled twirl than corny, normative relationship advice. Not only are the same puritan, normative tropes used over and over again, they’re employed to answer the same tired questions. And employ the same tired narratives about gender, friendships, and sexuality.

Nothing gets my feminist tits in a more tangled twirl than corny, normative relationship advice. Not only are the same puritan, normative tropes used over and over again, they’re employed to answer the same tired questions. And ...

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New report reveals continued decline in women coaching women athletes

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Earlier this month, the Tucker Center for Research released a report on the status of women in collegiate coaching, detailing the continuing decline of the percentage of women coaches employed to coach women athletes at 76 athletic programs. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Earlier this month, the Tucker Center for Research released a report on the status of women in collegiate coaching, detailing the continuing decline ...

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