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1 in 4 Women Have Been Harassed at a Tech Conference

Women contribute some of the most amazing developments in STEM – a female Google employee just added 9 trillion digits to pi, FFS – yet at tech conferences, it seems they're still treated like some kind of sexual buffet. Read More >>

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CERN Drops Italian Scientist Who Complained About Women in Physics

Last September, Italian physicist Alessandro Strumia gave a bizarre lecture at CERN in which he argued—to an audience of young women scientists—that women are less qualified to conduct physics than men. On Thursday, CERN officially severed its association with Strumia. Read More >>

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Rotten Tomatoes is Changing its Audience Rating System Because of Trolls

Even though the general public has not yet had the chance to see Captain Marvel, that didn’t stop trolls from preemptively trashing the film on Rotten Tomatoes in what can only be described as an sexism-fuelled attempt at convincing people that a movie about a female superhero couldn’t possibly be good. Now, the ratings site is taking action to deal with the problem. Read More >>

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Apple, Google Both Hosting Saudi Government App That Lets Men Track Women, Restrict Their Travel

Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store both continue to host a Saudi government app, Absher, that allows men in the country to track their female relatives’ movements and restrict their travel. Read More >>

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Saudi Arabia Will Now Notify Women by Text If They’ve Been Divorced

Women in Saudi Arabia – who have long been subjected to a litany of misogynistic restrictions on their behaviour, including totalitarian male guardianship laws – will soon receive text messages to inform them of changes to their marital status as part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “reforms” of the country’s monarchic government, CNN reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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Council Rules Santa Must Be a Man

An historic decision has been passed by Great Aycliffe Town Council's Recreation Committee, which has ruled that the role of Santa Claus, who is also known to operate under the street name of Father Christmas and various other international pseudonyms, must always be played by a man. Read More >>

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Male Physicist Claims Women Are Worse at Physics at CERN Gender Bias Talk

This weekend, a prominent Italian physicist, Alessandro Strumia, lectured fledging women scientists at CERN about the dangers of gender equality and “cultural Marxism” within science, argued that women can’t be as good at physics as men, and complained that the actual victims of gender discrimination are male scientists, including himself, who are passed over for jobs that instead go to less-experienced women. Read More >>

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Builders Promise No More Toolbelt Honeys at Tradeshows

The operators of the UK Construction Week trade event have been rudely snapped into the reality of 2018, and, in an attempt to stop it all kicking off at this year's event, have assembled a code of conduct for exhibitors that explicitly warns against bunging loads of models into bikinis and having them parade around holding power tools incorrectly and unsafely for the amusement of trade attendees. Read More >>

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Google CEO Reaffirms Firing James Damore Was the Way to Go, ‘I Don’t Regret It’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai isn’t rattled by former engineer James Damore’s lawsuit against the tech giant for alleged discrimination against white, conservative men, at least according to remarks he made this week to MSNBC and Recode . Read More >>

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Fired Google Engineer James Damore Takes His Case to Reddit

James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after posting a 10-page memo calling the company an “Ideological Echo Chamber” and arguing women are underrepresented in tech because of inherent differences, has taken his side of the story to one of the friendliest venues imaginable: Reddit. Read More >>

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Dads Not Understanding the Washing Machine Adverts BANNED

The Advertising Standard Authority is happy that it's done enough to kick sexism aimed at women out of advertising, so now it's got another target in its sights -- the incompetent father figure struggling to multitask because mum's been out of the house for 40 minutes and dinner's burning. Read More >>

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Uber Can’t Stop Tripping on Its Own Misogynistic Feet

Leaked audio from a Tuesday all-hands meeting shows that Uber, still struggling to win back the public’s goodwill since the company was accused of widespread misogyny and sexual harassment earlier this year, can’t help but continue on its path of self-destruction. Read More >>

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Google Wants Women to Just Trust That It Pays Them the Same as Men

In the midst of an ugly legal battle with the US Department of Labor over the gender wage gap, Google updated its blog on Tuesday to assert its commitment to paying women and men at the company equally. For a company with totally unremarkable diversity numbers, Google is weirdly nonspecific about how it addresses pay inequity in the post, saying both that it doesn’t underpay women, but won’t support having a third-party certify that. Read More >>

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In Kenya, Women’s Smartphone Access Is Controlled By Men

The differences in the way men and women use technology have been studied lots of times, but a new report from Mozilla shows that in some countries, that difference is downright depressing. Read More >>

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A Black Female Astrophysicist Explains Why Hidden Figures Isn’t Just About History

First, it beat Star Wars: Rogue One. Now, for the second weekend since its wide-release debut, Hidden Figures—the true story of three black female mathematicians at NASA—is number one at the US box office. It’s raked in roughly $6o million so far, and counting. Read More >>