- The Guardian(UK) 13:56December 12, 2019Johnson’s casual misogyny has kept women out of the election campaign | Zoe WilliamsThe macho imagery has been all diggers and oven-ready Brexits. There’s no room for female Tories to get a look-inDoes Boris Johnson have a problem with women? The Conservative campaign has certainly been very male: Matt Hancock and Michael Gove the most prominent voices besides the prime minister. Liz Truss ranking 65th among media presence of cabinet and shadow cabinet ministers, with a mere 0.2% of appearances.In the interests of fair-mindedness, it should be pointed out that all female Conservatives who are halfway decent – in the sense of stringing effective sentences together that aren’t composed mainly of lies – have left the party. Amber Rudd, Anna Soubry, Nicky Morgan, Justine Greening, all supposedly the faces of the new, caring Cameroonianism, all gone. You could say that to lose a couple was natural wastage, but to lose them all signals that the party had taken a masculinist turn that its female futures couldn’t support. You could say that if the prime minister had any serious commitment to gender diversity, he would have worked harder to keep them, maybe even to the point of brooking some ideological compromises. What you can’t say is that he has a rich pool of female talent in his cabinet to draw from that he’s ignoring. I cannot call it misogyny to keep Priti “52 extra murders a year under Jeremy Corbyn” Patel out of the dead centre of the limelight. The longer she speaks, the greater the risk of her doing a Jacob Rees-Mogg. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 17:54December 11, 2019The Tories have a record number of female candidates – in seats they can’t win | Caroline MolloyWomen make up a third of Conservative prospective MPs, but most of the plum seats have gone to Boris Johnson’s male alliesIn what has otherwise been a pretty dispiriting election campaign, we were given one bit of seemingly good news at the outset. Record numbers of female parliamentary candidates are standing for election this year. Labour had considerably more female candidates than the Conservatives – 336 to the Tories’ 194 – though, oddly, they weren’t particularly vocal about this fact. The Conservatives are standing women in a third of the seats they are contesting, and Labour are doing so in fully half. Regardless, the story largely ran as an early “good news” piece for all the parties, with even the Conservatives standing a “record number” of female candidates, we were told.But have the parties given these women seats that they actually have a reasonable chance of winning? Or have most of the plum seats, the “winnable” ones, gone to men? Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:00December 11, 20195 big problems I see with women's conferences, and how we can fix them to actually fight gender inequalityCourtesy of Erin Hatzikostas Erin Hatzikostas is a former corporate CEO turned career coach, speaker, and podcast host. She is the founder and CEO of b Authentic inc. You can listen to her offbeat career podcast, "b CAUSE with Erin & Nicole," or you can start pumping up your career with her free guide,"10 Simple Steps to a Rich Career."
She writes that women's business conferences are a "noble idea" — but gender diversity still persists as a big issue in many workplaces. While improving them won't solve the issue at large, looking at their problems is helpful.
These conferences can be dominated by jargon. They don't offer up enough women who have actually done it, and often end up being a time suck for the women they're trying to support.
Instead, give women the tools to change up jobs, and make conferences more creative.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In comes a new email from your boss. The subject reads, "You are invited … "
Your stomach flutters with anticipation. What could this possibly be about? See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:We quit our corporate jobs to start a full-time coaching business on the road. Here are 4 unexpected ways travel has been crucial to our success.Jeff Bezos' philosophy for Amazon is that it's always 'Day 1' — here's what that means and why it worksRadio star Elvis Duran shares his best advice for standing out and building an audienceSEE ALSO: I left my job making $500,000 a year to start my own company, and I couldn't be happier. Here are 3 things I have now that even a 6-figure salary couldn't give me.
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- Huffington Post UK 14:54December 11, 2019Flexible Working Isn't Helping Gender Inequality – It's Increasing It
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- Huffington Post UK 12:49December 6, 2019Why 'X' Passports Matter To Non-Binary People Like Me
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- Huffington Post UK 21:21December 3, 2019What Gender Neutral Passports Would Mean For Us
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- Huffington Post UK 21:11December 3, 2019What Gender Neutral Passports Would Mean For Us
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- Business Insider 18:52December 3, 2019The creators of 'League of Legends' will pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging gender discriminationGlassdoor Riot Games, the company behind "League of Legends," settled a class action lawsuit accusing the company of gender discrimination.
Last year, Riot acknowledged that its work culture had fostered sexual harassment and misogyny. The company suspended Chief Operating Officer Scott Gelb and began an overhaul of its internal policies.
Riot Games still faces an ongoing investigation from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing stemming from concerns of unequal pay between men and women and sexual discrimination.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Riot Games, the creator of "League of Legends," will pay $10 million to settle a class action suit that accused the company of fostering a sexist work environment. Two employees, one former and one current, filed the suit in California Superior Court in November 2018 accusing Riot of denying them equal pay and blocking their career advancements on the basis of gender.
The suit alleged that Riot created a sexist work environment by fostering "bro culture" that normalized sexual harassment and misogyny aimed at employees of both genders. In December 2018 Riot suspended Chief Operating Officer Scott Gelb for upholding that culture of toxic masculinity, following reports that he had farted on employees and repeatedly hit their genitals as a running joke.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Watch Google reveal the new Nest Mini, which is an updated Home MiniSee Also:The PlayStation 5 is still a year away, but game developers already have their hands on an early prototypeNintendo Switch is the fastest-selling console of the current generation — here's why Nintendo is dominating video gamesThe latest 'Super Mario' game just got a wild new addition — Link, from 'The Legend of Zelda'SEE ALSO: Over 100 Riot Games employees walked out protesting the company's policy on forced arbitration after a scathing news report and a lawsuit
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- The Guardian 16:38December 2, 2019Protests escalate in India over gang-rape and murder of womanMPs speak out in parliament and demonstrators take to streets over killing of 27-year-old vetOutrage has continued to grow in India over the gang-rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman, with protesters taking to the streets and politicians calling for the offenders to be “lynched”.Several MPs spoke out in parliament on Monday against the killing last week of the veterinary doctor in Hyderabad. Four men allegedly deflated her scooter tyres to leave her stranded then approached her appearing to offer to help. It is alleged she was dragged to an abandoned area by the roadside where she was gang-raped, asphyxiated to death and her body set alight and dumped. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 16:22December 2, 2019Trans-Rights Protestors Are Marching To The Indian High Commission In London – Here's Why
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 30, 2019Brits Are Hosting Gender Reveal Parties – But Are They Outdated?
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- Business Insider 17:00November 27, 20195 ways to support transgender men and non-binary people during pregnancyJasmin Merdan/Getty Images The misconception that only women can get pregnant can make it extra-difficult for transgender men and gender non-conforming people going through pregnancy.
This is what makes partner, friend, and familial support especially important during pregnancy.
Dr. Cecile Ferrando, director of the Transgender Medicine & Surgery Program at Cleveland Clinic, told Insider 5 ways people can support transgender friends and family during pregnancy.
Visit Insider's homepage for more. Pregnancy is often thought of as a "women's only" issue.
According to Dr. Cecile Ferrando, director of the Transgender Medicine & Surgery Program at Cleveland Clinic, this idea can be marginalizing to transgender men and non-binary people who may be expecting.
"Society views pregnancy as a female condition," Ferrando said. "And as a result it can make transmasculine individuals feel isolated and alone."
Ferrando told Insider that this societal pressure makes it especially important for partners to act as a support system during this period of time, rather than contributing to the stress and isolation that may result from going through pregnancy.
But the importance of making an effort to support transgender people during pregnancy goes beyond the responsibility of partners. Friends and family can also help support trans and non-binary people when discussing the topic.
Here are 5 ways people can support transgender and non-binary people during pregnancy, according to Ferrando. Ask questions and be present.
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Communication is key in any relationship, especially when a partner, friend, or family member is going through something difficult that you may not personally understand.
According to Ferrando, it's especially important to check-in and ask plenty of questions in order to understand the trans-specific issues that they might be facing, like gender dysphoria, or the distress that can come with a person feeling like their body doesn't match their gender identity.
"Pregnancy in someone who is transgender is complicated; the normal challenges are amplified by the challenges of being transgender," Ferrando said. Openly discuss your feelings about the pregnancy and be empathetic.
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In addition to asking questions, Ferrando said it's crucial for people to also voice their own feelings about the pregnancy.
"Partners, whether they are male or female, may not always understand what their pregnant partner is experiencing, and so, communication between partners is essential," Ferrando said.
This rule on communication applies to friends and family as well.
Educate yourself on gender-neutral and trans-specific terminology.
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Ferrando said the biggest issue that transgender and non-binary people typically face during pregnancy is gender dysphoria.
Because many people use testosterone and other hormone therapies as gender-affirming treatments, having to stop in order to carry a pregnancy to term can be very difficult and cause changes to the body that trigger gender dysphoria.
"Patients may feel insecure and uncomfortable in their bodies," Ferrando said. "They are required to stop their testosterone treatment — which is masculinizing – and they are then exposed to their endogenous female hormones which can bring on a lot of emotional and physical challenges."
In order for people to be supportive, it's important to read up on dysphoria and ask transgender and non-binary people how best to support them when they are feeling dysphoric. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:20 of the most expensive items sold at auction in the past decadeA photographer uses everyday items to capture stunning photos, and he showed us how to get the perfect shot without spending moneyInstant Pot released an entire 'Star Wars' collection just in time for the holidays
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- Guardian 14:06November 27, 2019Judy Chicago's extinction rebellion: 'I went face-to-face with a new horror'She’s spent half a century fighting male ‘arrogance’ in the art world. Now 80, the spray gun-wielding American’s latest work is a howl of rage at what we’re doing to the planet Eighty this year, Judy Chicago’s hair is white and violet, and she’s wearing lipstick so plum-dark it registers as black. It’s a strident image that suggests she’s a fighter, which she is: funny and forthright, she has dedicated a career to courageous exploration of difficult subjects, from catastrophic injury to mental illness. Some things, though, can’t be fought: extreme weather has left her grounded in New Mexico, thousands of miles from Gateshead where a retrospective of half a century of her work opened earlier this month. I end up talking to her on a video call.This intervention of natural forces is grimly apposite. Chicago’s show at the Baltic focuses on extinction narratives and human responsibilities to the planet. She has spent the past three years contemplating mortality. The series The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction turns from Chicago’s feelings about her own death to grief over what we are doing to our environment. “There’s not a lot we can do about the fact that we’re going to die, is there?” she says. “We can’t do anything about our own mortality, but we can definitely do something about what we’re doing to the other creatures on the planet, and [to] the Earth.” Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 12:51November 25, 2019We're Trying To Raise Our Child Genderfluid. Here's What We've Learned In The Process.
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- Mashable 22:15November 24, 2019Clothing swap for trans teenagers was inspired by a tweetA tweet was the inspiration for a new Ohio nonprofit that provides trans teenagers with free clothing.
Transform, a charity run from the back of a bridal shop in Cincinnati, is a space where trans teenagers can donate clothing in exchange for a wardrobe that better fits their gender. Those who can't donate can take clothing for free. Cincinnati residents Nancy Dawson, Tristan Vaught, and Marissa Fine started Transform after seeing a screenshot of a tweet in a Facebook group.
"There was a meme out saying that we should stop having gender reveal parties and have parties when trans people come out and need new clothes," Vaught told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "And so I posted it and was like this is way too real with all of our kiddos." Read more...More about Transgender, Lgbtq, Social Good, Activism, and Web Culture
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- The Guardian 17:19November 24, 2019After 150 years, Vienna opera house stages first opera by a womanOlga Neuwirth’s adaption of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando deals with duality and trans identityThe hallowed stage of the Vienna State Opera has seen a lot: superstar performers, premieres, scandals and moments of musical history. But in all its 150 years, the house has never staged an opera written by a woman. That will change next month, with the premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s operatic version of Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando: A Biography.“I really want to shake up this old-fashioned, beautiful, wonderful place a bit,” said Neuwirth, a 51-year-old Austrian composer, in a backstage interview during rehearsals at the opera house. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 16:53November 24, 2019'Life should mean life': Italian activists call for tougher femicide lawsSwift judicial processes and more funding for shelters are badly needed, say campaignersSara Di Pietrantonio was 22 when she was strangled and burned to death by an ex-boyfriend who couldn’t accept the relationship was over. Her smouldering body was found at the side of a road on the outskirts of Rome by her mother, Concetta Raccuia. The police officer leading the case said Pietrantonio’s murder in June 2016 was the most heinous crime he had ever seen. Four months later, Stefania Formicola, 28, was shot dead in Naples by the husband she was trying to leave. Her two sons are being cared for by their grandmother, Adriana Formicola.As more than 10,000 people marched in Rome on Saturday to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Raccuia and Formicola shared their stories with the Guardian. More than three years have passed since their daughters were murdered but Italy is still struggling to protect women from violent men. Official figures released last week showed 142 women were murdered in 2018, up from 123 in 2017. Of that number, 119 were killed by their husband, boyfriend or former partner. In more than 30% of the cases, the perpetrators described themselves as jealous and possessive. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 20:54November 23, 2019'France's shame': thousands protest against gender violenceEvery three days, a woman in France is killed by a current or former partnerSeveral thousand people marched in France on Saturday to protest against alarming levels of deadly domestic violence against women, which the French president Emmanuel Macron has called “France’s shame”.The biggest rallies were in Paris. The streets of the capital became a sea of purple and white as thousands marched carrying banners, placards and flags calling for an end to femicide. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 21:36November 22, 2019A transgender woman says she was forced to remove her makeup with hand sanitizer for a DMV photoFox13 A transgender woman, Jaydee Dolinar, was reportedly forced to remove her makeup with hand sanitizer for a driver's license photo at a DMV in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dolinar told NBC News that she needed a new driver's license after her purse had been stolen and made an appointment at the Fairpark Driver License Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, for Wednesday, November 13.
Dolinar said that a DMV worker said she would have to remove her makeup in order to obtain a new ID photo, saying Dolinar's appearance didn't match her gender as recognized by legal documents, which still mark Dolinar as "male."
Dolinar was handed a bottle of hand sanitizer from the DMV worker and proceeded to remove her makeup with a paper towel, she told NBC News.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported that representatives from the Utah Department of Safety Driver License Division reached out to Dolinar to apologize and plan to send Dolinar a license with the original photo she took with her makeup on.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A transgender woman was reportedly forced to remove her makeup with hand sanitizer for a driver's license photo at a DMV in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jaydee Dolinar, a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student in archaeology at the University of Utah, told NBC News reporter Gwen Aviles on Tuesday that she needed a new driver's license after her purse was stolen. Dolinar said she made an appointment at the Fairpark Driver License Office in Salt Lake City, Utah, for Wednesday, November 13.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:Pope Francis compared rhetoric from anti-gay politicians to Hitler speechesBisexual people who are out to their partners may have worse sex because of 'bi-erasure'Why Elsa doesn't have a love story, gay or otherwise, in 'Frozen 2'
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- Business Insider 18:27November 22, 2019Vogue's first 'third-gender' cover star had never heard of the magazine when she was approached for the shootVogue Both Mexican and British editions of Vogue will feature a "muxe" — an indigenous transgender woman from Mexico — in December.
Estrella Vazquez is the first muxe to be featured on the cover of Vogue in the magazine's 120-year history.
Vogue Mexico will feature the image on its cover, while it will be shown inside British Vogue's December issue.
"We're delighted to collaborate with Vogue Mexico for the first time ever on this amazing fashion shoot featuring members of Oaxaca's indigenous muxe community," a British Vogue spokesperson told The Independent.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Vogue has featured a "muxe" — an indigenous transgender woman from Mexico — as its cover star for the first time.
Muxes (pronounced "moo-she") have a unique gender identity that mixes gay male and feminine characteristics and is sometimes referred to as a "third" gender. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:How to use Lex, a queer dating app with no profile photos or cisgender menAdidas is releasing a new 'Star Wars' sneaker collection that fans will loveThe world's first museum dedicated to makeup is coming to New York City in 2020
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- New York Times 12:33November 22, 2019‘My Loneliness Keeps Me Going’: Fighting for Equality in IndiaVidhya Rajput, a transgender activist, has emerged as a leader in a gathering rights revolution in India. But she still has an “ache for love.”
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- Huffington Post UK 03:04November 22, 2019Poll Reveals Gulf In Attitudes Towards Gender Identity Across Great Britain
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- Business Insider 18:30November 21, 2019Economic policy ignores women, and it goes back to basic theories developed by menCourtesy of Annie Fadely Annie Fadely is the senior policy and programs associate at Civic Ventures, a public policy incubator based out of Seattle, and a producer of the "Pitchfork Economics" podcast.
Fadely says that it's "obvious that the field of economics has a gender bias." And it goes all the way back to the foundations of the field.
The theory of the "economic man" was created when women were still primarily working in the home, making everything that they did in the house "uncounted," or not creating value. And "that devaluation was never updated for the realities of modern life and it began to have real economic consequences," Fadely explains.
For more on this topic, listen to the latest episode of "Pitchfork Economics."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From its most fundamental theories to the halls of academia, the field of economics is built by and for men.
Google "famous economists." If you click on every single link that appears on the first page of results, you'll find 124 unique men and 12 unique women (but I'd recommend taking my word for it). In the history of the field of economics, women make up less than 1% of the economists that Google considers front-page worthy. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:It's almost impossible to get rid of student loan debt when filing for bankruptcy, but help may be on the wayA headhunter who's helped execs at Morgan Stanley and Facebook break the glass ceiling shares the 3 strategies women and people of color should use to land in the C-suiteZappos gives new employees 4 weeks to decide if it's a good fit — and lets them quit with pay if not. Their head of HR explains how this policy has helped them save money and hire great people.SEE ALSO: How did unfettered business become a bipartisan issue? Professor Luigi Zingales explains why Democrats and Republicans are both pro-business parties, at the expense of everyone else.
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- Huffington Post UK 12:05November 21, 2019Transgender Day Of Remembrance: ‘They Need To Be Honoured’
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- Huffington Post UK 21:29November 20, 2019Transgender Day Of Remembrance: ‘They Need To Be Honoured’
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- Business Insider 19:23November 20, 2019How to use Lex, a queer dating app with no profile photos or cisgender menKevin Kozicki/Getty Images Lex is a queer dating app for lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two spirit, asexual, and queer people — everyone but cisgender men.
The app is based on the "Personals" Instagram account and is entirely text-based, inspired by "old school newspaper personals."
Rather than swiping through matches like Bumble or Tinder, Lex users post classified ads with a title and description about who they are or what they are looking for.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you're queer and not a cisgender man, chances are you know the struggle of trying to navigate dating apps.
Whether it's couples looking for bisexual "unicorns" on platforms like Tinder or the general lack of queer-specific dating apps that aren't geared towards cisgender queer men, finding spaces to meet other queer people can present a big challenge.
This need is what inspired Kell Rakowki to create Lex, a queer dating app exclusively for lesbian, bisexual, non-binary, trans, genderqueer, intersex, two spirit, asexual, and queer people. Essentially, everyone but cisgender men.
In addition to having no cisgender men on the platform, what sets Lex apart from other dating apps is that it is entirely text-based. Rather than swiping through matches, users write about themselves and what kind of person, relationship, or activity they are looking for — similar to personal ads in the classifieds section of a newspaper.
The initial idea for the app came from a popular Instagram account, formerly called Personals (it has since changed the name to @Lex.app). Personals was founded in 2017 by Rakowski and posted over 10,000 personal ads submitted by users since its inception.
"It's bringing back the old-school way of reading personal ads, reading how people describe themselves, slowing down," Rakowski told the Guardian. "It's a gentler, more thoughtful way of getting to know someone."
Whether the nostalgic format appeals to your romantic heart or you're just looking for a space to meet other queer people, here's a walkthrough of what it's like to use Lex. The first screen you'll see after downloading Lex is the app's personal statement.
After logging in, the screen reiterates that Lex is a space designed for queer people. In order to use the app, you also have to review and agree to the rules of conduct.
Next, you fill out personal information, including your name, date of birth...
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A trans dad underwent $30,000 worth of fertility treatments to have a baby. He says his insurance company refused to pay.13 of the best and 13 of the worst movies of the decade, according to audiencesCéline Dion is 2019's queen of celebrity fashion. These were her best looks of the year.
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- Business Insider 19:49November 19, 2019Women worried about money are more likely than men to put off buying a home and quitting a job, and it highlights the effects of the gender pay gapJose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images A new survey by Insider and Morning Consult asked men and women what life events they've delayed because of money concerns.
Women were significantly more likely to delay three life events: having a medical procedure, buying a home, and quitting a job.
Men were significantly more likely to delay one life event because of money: entering a relationship.
That higher percentages of women than men delaying certain life events stresses the effects of the gender wage gap.
Read more personal finance coverage. What life events have you delayed because of money concerns?
A new survey by Insider and Morning Consult asked just that to more than 2,000 Americans for its series, "The State of Our Money." Of these respondents, 49.2% identified as male and 50.8% identified as female.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:8 life events millennials are putting off longer than their parents because they can't afford itWho has the best cheap car insurance in Tennessee?More married baby boomers combine finances than any generation after them, and it speaks to one of the ways money and marriage are changingSEE ALSO: 8 life events millennials are putting off longer than their parents because they can't afford it
DON'T MISS: Nearly half of millennials have put off needed medical care because they can't afford it
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- Business Insider 18:45November 19, 2019A trans dad underwent $30,000 worth of fertility treatments to have a baby. He says his insurance company refused to pay.Pregnantish Seth is a transgender man who underwent fertilization treatments in order to conceive a child with his wife.
Though he got a new job to ensure his fertility treatments would be covered by his insurance, the company refused to pay for the treatments.
Seth appeared on an episode of Pregnantish, a new podcast hosted by Andrea Syrtash that features people who have had "unconventional paths to parenthood," to talk about his experience.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Like many young men looking to start families with their partners, Seth wanted to have biological children with his wife. Because he's transgender, he planned on undergoing in vitro fertilization — the process of extracting his eggs so they could be fertilized outside the body — with his wife carrying the baby to term.
But IVF is not a cheap procedure, with one round of medications averaging about $20,000. Seth took a job that came with insurance that covered the procedure, but when it came time to foot the bill, he was denied coverage — costing him and his wife about $30,000, a total they are still working to pay off today.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:A model didn't realize she was pregnant until she was giving birth, but 'cryptic pregnancies' happen more often than you might thinkA vegan mom said she was ‘in tears wanting to eat a steak or hamburger’ while pregnant, and her craving isn’t unusualI have a PhD in immunology and this is how I keep my daughter from getting sick during the winter
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- The Guardian(UK) 18:35November 16, 2019Record number of women to stand in general electionOver a third of candidates are female and Labour is first main party to field majority of womenA record number of female candidates are expected to stand in next month’s general election, with women making up a third of nominations.More than 1,100 women have registered as candidates, 34% of the total, marking an increase from 29% in 2017 and 26% in 2015. Continue reading...
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- Observer 16:30November 16, 2019Q&A With Cindy Robbins, Marc Benioff’s Ex-HR Chief Who Closed Salesforce’s Gender Pay Gap"As women, you need to know why you earned that seat... you got invited to the first meeting, and then it’s your responsibility to stay in that room."
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- Observer 15:30November 16, 2019How Goldman Sachs Can Regain User Trust After Apple Card DiscriminationThe incident should serve as a warning to invest more in anti-bias tools.
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- New York Magazine 21:11November 15, 2019A Glimpse at the Intersectional Left’s Political EndgameA worldview where one is either oppressed or an oppressor will always tend to subordinate individual rights. “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi offers a prime example.
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- Business Insider 19:55November 15, 2019Viral salary spreadsheets – including my own – are showing workers how pay stacks up. Here’s what happened when I put 200 numbers together.Meghan Morris / Business Insider Frustrated by my pay two years ago, I started informally asking peers what they made. What started as a note on my phone has turned into a spreadsheet shared largely by women across the country to track pay.
Armed with numbers, employees can better negotiate – and a study shows they're more productive at work, too.
I'm not the only one doing this. Engineers at WeWork, one of the companies I cover, circulated a similar sheet, while another media spreadsheet garnered headlines this week. I didn't go into journalism for a fat paycheck, but as a financial reporter, I'd be irresponsible to leave money on the table.
At my last job, I negotiated for higher pay at every step – hiring, annual reviews, and a promotion. While I eked out small increases, my pay relative to peers at other companies doing comparable jobs seemed lower, in some cases by tens of thousands of dollars, when I asked my friends about their salaries over happy hour. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:From leech collectors to knocker-ups, here are 16 weird jobs that no longer existOffice romance has given us Bill and Melinda and Barack and Michelle — and ended CEO tenures. Here’s a rundown of the most famous and infamous workplace relationships.The 25 American industries most likely to lose hundreds of jobs if the US-China trade war continuesSEE ALSO:
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- Guardian 18:38November 15, 2019Hollywood's gender divide laid bare by analysis of this season's Oscar contendersExclusive: Data on this year’s awards contenders reveals three youngest best actor hopefuls have never made a film with a female directorStriking contrasts in the choices of male and female awards contenders – and their potential impact on gender parity in Hollywood – have been uncovered by the Guardian.The three youngest men likely to be in the race for next year’s best actor Oscar have never worked on a film directed by a woman, while the category frontrunner, Joaquin Phoenix, has worked with a female director only once during his 34-film career. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 10:54November 15, 2019Women Feature In Just One Fifth Of General Election Coverage
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- Guardian 01:43November 15, 2019'This raises the bar': Microsoft introduces first lead trans character in a major video gameTell Me Why, the latest narrative adventure from French studio Dontnod, stars a trans man – a decision the team says it didn’t take lightly At Microsoft’s X019 event in London on Thursday, the company revealed a range of major new titles for the Xbox and PC. But in an industry which has often struggled with representation and diversity of lead characters, one announcement stood out.The latest narrative adventure game from the acclaimed French studio Dontnod will have a transgender man as its lead character – a first for a major game release. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 23:59November 14, 2019Michael Bloomberg's past comments about women and rape will likely haunt him on the 2020 campaign trailEvan Agostini/AP Images Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York Mayor who is poised to enter the presidential race, has made offensive comments about women in the past.
Bloomberg has long been accused of making offensive and belittling remarks about women's appearances and sexuality.
He has in past years batted away numerous allegations of a toxic misogynist culture at his company and sexual assault allegations made against a top executive.
In the late 1990s, Bloomberg said he wouldn't believe a woman's rape claims unless "an unimpeachable third-party witness" could back them up.
Bloomberg's team told The New York Times in a statement this week that the former three-term mayor regrets some of the "disrespectful" comments he's made in the past.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor who is poised to enter the presidential race, will likely be haunted by offensive comments he's made in the past about women and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.
Bloomberg has long been accused of making offensive and belittling remarks about women's appearances and sexuality. At a Christmas party in 2012, he pointed to a woman wearing a tight dress and said, "look at the ass on her."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Jeff Bezos reportedly called Michael Bloomberg and asked him if he would run for president earlier this yearMichael Bloomberg’s late entry into the 2020 race is motivated by fear among Democrats that Joe Biden’s campaign is in a ‘dire’ placeMichael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run in Alabama's 2020 Democratic primarySEE ALSO: The 25 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 14, 2019Equal Pay Day: 5 Actions To Take If You're Sick Of Pay Discrimination
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- Huffington Post UK 01:34November 14, 2019Labour Vows To Close Gender Pay Gap By 2030 In 'Bold' Offer To Women
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- The Guardian(UK) 00:34November 13, 2019Violent hate crimes in US reach highest levels in 16 years, FBI reportsData from more than 16,000 US law enforcement agencies shows surge in attacks against Latinos and transgender peopleViolent hate crimes and threats have reached their highest levels in the US in 16 years, with a surge in attacks against Latinos and transgender people in 2018, according to new FBI data.The data comes from more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies. Overall, the agencies reported a slight decrease in total hate crime reports, which include crimes against property, from 7,175 incidents in 2017 to 7,120 last year. But the number of reports of hate crimes against people, increased from 4,090 to 4,571, a roughly 12% jump. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 23:46November 12, 2019Nearly a quarter of women out-earn their partner, but they still face many of the same workplace hurdles as their mothersCompassionate Eye Foundation/Steven Errico/ Getty Images Millennial women are more likely to out-earn their partners than boomer women, with 23% of millennial women reporting that they earn more money than their partner, according to data from Morning Consult and Insider.
Though millennial couples are starting to earn more equally, millennial women still face the same challenges their parents did, with a still-significant wage gap, limited access to paid maternity and family leave, and lower labor force participation rates than men.
Read more personal finance coverage. Millennial women are more likely than women of other generations to out-earn their partners, but for many young couples, equality is still far off.
A survey by Insider and Morning Consult looked at the earning, saving, and spending habits of 2,096 Americans, 1,068 of whom identified as women. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:5 lessons I learned selling candy in 7th grade that have stuck with me ever sinceMy free Credit Karma app helped my credit score spike by 50 points overnightA Southern California couple who worked 'blue collar' jobs plans to retire comfortably thanks to 3 strategies they started years ago
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- Huffington Post UK 20:17November 12, 2019Charlie’s Angels Take On The Patriarchy
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- New York Magazine 17:53November 12, 2019Is Buttigieg’s Presidential Bid Buoyed by Male Privilege?Amy Klobuchar has publicly claimed that a woman with Pete Buttigieg’s resume wouldn’t have done so well. The argument may have merit, but ignores Pete’s gay sexual orientation and other distinctive traits that lifted him from the while male crowd.
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- Observer 21:27November 11, 2019Apple’s New Credit Card Is Under Fire for Gender DiscriminationEven Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak finds it sexist.
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- The Guardian 20:00November 11, 2019Employer secrecy around staff pay is fueling gender pay gap, says expertMen take home an average of $25,679 a year more than women, a new report showsCompany secrecy around staff pay is exacerbating the gender pay gap and slowing progress towards parity, the co-director of Sydney University’s women and work research group says.Professor Marian Baird made the comments following the release of a Workplace Gender Equality Agency report on Tuesday which found women’s average full-time total remuneration across all industries and occupations is 20.8% less than men’s. Continue reading...
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- Mashable 18:19November 10, 2019Apple Card being investigated by regulators for gender biasApple’s tech-oriented credit card is at the heart of a new investigation into alleged gender discrimination.
New York state regulators have announced an investigation into Goldman Sachs, the bank that issues the Apple Card, after a series of viral tweets from a consumer who shared the vastly different credit limits that were issued to him and his wife when they both applied for the card.
“The department will be conducting an investigation to determine whether New York law was violated and ensure all consumers are treated equally regardless of sex,” said a spokesman for the New York Department of Financial Services in a statement provided to Bloomberg. Read more...More about Apple, Credit Card, Goldman Sachs, Gender Bias, and Apple Card
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 10, 2019When Gender Reveals Kill
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- Business Insider 16:57November 9, 2019Women in Japan have been told not to wear glasses at work to avoid looking 'cold' and 'unfeminine'Getty Images / Atsushi Yamada Women aren't being allowed to wear glasses by various employers in Japan.
From department stores and showrooms to the hospitality industry and beauty clinics, a number of workplaces have banned women from wearing the eyewear.
Reasons range from glasses allegedly making women look cold, unfriendly, unfeminine, or too intelligent.
Business Insider interviewed women affected by the phenomenon — some were asked by employers to redo their hair, wear thicker lash extensions, or to look more sweet and feminine.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Women in a variety of workplaces across Japan, including receptions at department stores and showrooms to hospitality staff and nurses at beauty clinics, have been banned from wearing glasses.
Apparently, glasses aren't being treated as just medical aids; while people being teased for wearing glasses isn't a new phenomenon, having them entirely banned at work takes the problem to a whole new extreme.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Fruits and veggies can rot quickly because of a pesky gas called ethylene. Here are the items you should never store together.The world's biggest cruise ship has robot bartenders, a water slide with a 92-foot drop, and a nine-story zip-line — here's what it looks like50 haunting photos of abandoned shopping malls across AmericaSEE ALSO: In Japan you can hire a middle-aged man for $9 an hour to listen to you complain, do your chores, or ward off stalkers
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- Breitbart News 02:22November 9, 2019Elizabeth Warren: Black Trans, Nonbinary People Are 'Backbone of Our Democracy'“Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy,” said a Thursday statement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
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- The Guardian 19:55November 8, 2019Japanese women demand right to wear glasses at workPublic outcry after TV show exposes businesses imposing ban on female staffJapanese women on social media are demanding the right to wear glasses to work, after reports that employers were imposing bans.In the latest protest against rigid rules over women’s appearance, the hashtag “glasses are forbidden” was trending on Twitter in reaction to a Japanese television show that exposed businesses that were imposing the bans on female staff. Continue reading...
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