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81-year-old woman Renee Rabinowitz [who incidentally escaped the Nazis as a kid], is suing El Al Airlines – Israel’s major airline – after she was asked to switch seats because of her gender.

Rabinowitz is a badass retired lawyer, might I add, and was quoted as saying: “Despite all my accomplishments—and my age… READ MORE »


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Were men starting to feel left out of the gender discrimination uprising in tech over the past few years? That’s the only way I can explain the report that former Yahoo! editorial director Gregory Anderson filed a lawsuit against the company for intentionally hiring women, even though Yahoo! is 62% male, 76% of which are in… READ MORE »


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Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech company.

Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who created the site’s famous… READ MORE »


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A study from Carnegie Mellon found that women are less likely to be shown ads for high-paying jobs while conducting a Google search than men, which is not precisely surprising, but it still makes me want to pinch the bridge of my nose and sigh loudly.

The study used an “automated testing rig” READ MORE »


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Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News! READ MORE »


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Happy Birthday Twitter, your senior management staff is a sexist boys club! Like most tech firms in Silicon Valley, Twitter is no exception in partaking in the frat-like “no women allowed” mentality. This is not for lack of trying, as many women have tried to get into more upper-management roles, only to be shunned and… READ MORE »


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Jian Ghomeshi has been charged and arrested on four counts of sexual assault. [Huffington Post]
Mike Brown’s parents have called Darren Wilson’s testimony “crazy.” [Daily Dot]
Independent Black-owned businesses are supporting #BlackoutFriday, a campaign for Black Americans to not shop on Black Friday in order to exercise their economic power. [Afrobella] … READ MORE »


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Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents discrimination against women in science.” I know we have a bunch of Frisky readers who’ve studied or are currently studying science. Care to weigh in… READ MORE »


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This coming academic year, 36 universities in Iran have announced that 77 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences courses will now be “single gender” and therefore only available to men. With women outnumbering men by three to two in passing this year’s university entrance exam, The Daily Beast theorizes Iranian leaders are becoming “concerned… READ MORE »


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This past March, the Houston Chronicle fired society reporter Sarah Tressler from her job after the city’s rival newspaper exposed her as a stripper. The Chronicle claimed it only fired Tressler because she did not reveal that job — not, say, because it actually had a problem that one of its reporters worked the pole… READ MORE »


An advisor of Mitt Romney’s 2012 GOP presidential campaign, Robert Bork gave an interview with Newsweek where he criticized the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. “Women are a majority of the population now—a majority in university classrooms and a majority in all kinds of contexts,” Bork said. “It seems to me silly… READ MORE »


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When an Italian company Ma-Vib faced budget problems, it fired all 13 of its female employees and justified it claiming the women could stay home with their kids now: “We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a… READ MORE »


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Over a million women cannot sue Walmart as a class in a class-action lawsuit for sexual discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled today. The the womens’ class-action lawsuit, the largest in history, comprised past and present Walmart employees who said they were systematically oppressed by the company, paid less and denied promotions at stores throughout the… READ MORE »


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For the first time in its history, the European Court of Rights has ruled against a state for overlooking a domestic violence case, reported The Wall Street Journal. The court said that Turkey failed to sufficiently prosecute a man who abused his wife, and murdered his mother-in-law. Nahide Opuz, the murdered woman’s daughter, has tried… READ MORE »