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Men With Mustaches Outnumber Women Among Medical School Leaders

In a tongue-in-cheek study that nonetheless highlights a serious issue, researchers found that medical school department heads in the United States are more likely to have a mustache than to be a woman

In a tongue-in-cheek study that nonetheless highlights a serious issue, researchers found that medical school department heads in the United States are more likely to have a mustache than to be a woman

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to media during a break at the federal Liberal summer caucus meeting in Edmonton on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Quote of the Day: Justin Trudeau announces gender-equal cabinent “because it’s 2015”

New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his cabinent today, which — for the first time in the country’s history — includes equal numbers of men and women. When asked by a reporter why it was important to him to have a gender-balanced team, he responded simply: “Because it’s 2015.” 

New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his cabinent today, which — for the first time in the country’s history — includes equal numbers of men and women. When asked by a reporter why it was important to ...

Poynter on how Feministing works to move beyond token diversity

Poynter – an Institute and publication that promotes exellence in journalism – published an article today about the work we do here at Feministing to promote a diversity of young feminist voices in the media.

Poynter – an Institute and publication that promotes exellence in journalism – published an article today about the work we do here at Feministing to promote a diversity of young feminist voices in the media.

Infographic: There have been no women of color protagonists in top grossing sci-fi and fantasy films

Given that women and people of color are so underrepresented in Hollywood generally, this analysis revealing the diversity gap in sci-fi and fantasy films is not entirely surprising.

But some small, uncynical part of me thought that just maybe a genre that is entirely, utterly unbound to current realities would be slightly more diverse. Syreeta recently quoted the great Octavia Butler, whose sci-fi novels Hollywood should be adapting for the big screen all the time: “There are no real walls around science fiction. We can build them, but they’re not there naturally.”

Given that women and people of color are so underrepresented in Hollywood generally, this analysis revealing the diversity gap in sci-fi and fantasy films is not entirely surprising.

But some small, uncynical part of me thought ...

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