President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen As First-Ever Woman To Run The Federal Reserve

  • President Obama announced today he has nominated Janet Yellen as chairman of the Federal Reserve. She currently serves as vice chair of the Fed and is a professor at University of California, Berkeley. If confirmed by the Senate, Yellen would be the first woman to run the Fed. [Politico]
  • On Yellen and the scarcity of women at central banks. [New York Times]
  • How the “bro” became an entitled white — specifically white — dude. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • Condoleezza Rice was selected to serve on a college football playoff committee and everyone is losing their marbles. [Slate]
  • This woman was sexually assaulted as a teen by two little boys she babysat — and worse is that the boys’ mother didn’t seem too surprised. [xoJane]
  • 22 things you should never say to a multiracial woman. [Huffington Post]
  • Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic college in Los Angeles, dropped coverage for elective abortions on staff health insurance. Now employees are offered a separate plan, which isn’t subsidized by the school, to cover abortion.  [Los Angeles Times]
  • Meet Ray Ramsey, a trans teen who was elected Homecoming King at his high school in Concord, New Hampshire. [Queerty]
  • On Nigeria’s craze for skin whitening creams. [CNN]
  • Were the first artists mostly women? A new study says most of the handprints left on cave art belong to women. [National Geographic]
  • Co-founder of BET Sheila C. Johnson said she approves of flextime that allows women (and men!) to work from home. []
  • Here’s Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code giving a TED talk about race and technology. [Racialicious]
  • On “Don Jon,” porn and postfeminism. [The Hairpin]

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