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India Gang Rape Verdict Met With Outrage
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The first verdict in a gang rape trial in New Delhi sentenced a teenager to three years’ detention, and the reaction has been widespread outrage. Protestors outside the court, and the victim’s family, demanded the assailant be hanged. The case …

Barbra Streisand Jumps Right Into Delicate Subjects In Israel
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Barbra Streisand is touring Israel right now and has broached a very delicate subject on her first major stop: the treatment of women by Orthadox Jews. The iconic singer was there to receive an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Hebrew …

Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right? Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right?
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Facebook has recently taken some heat over its approach to content on the social network that depicts, glorifies and/or trivializes violence against women. Groups like Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and no doubt countless other individuals, …

Elisabeth Hasselbeck View Firing Rumored Once Again
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Rumors are once again swirling that Elisabeth Hasselbeck may soon lose her seat at the table on the daytime talk show The View. Last week, rumors began to surface that the show’s token conservative would be let go to “freshen” …

Migraines With Aura Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks in Women
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A new study has shown that women who have migraines with aura could be more likely to have heart problems. In addition, those on “newer” contraceptives could be at a higher risk for blood clots. Aura are described as visual …

Google On Commitment To Supporting Female Engineering Google On Commitment To Supporting Female Engineering
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Lately, some articles have come out about how Google is trying to keep more women working for the company. The articles have ramped up since longtime Googler Marissa Mayer left the company to take the CEO gig at Yahoo. Google …

Menopause Happens Because You Hate Your In-Laws

I’m always told by women that I should be thankful I don’t have to go through menstrual cycles or menopause. I am thankful for that, but it doesn’t mean that I’m apathetic to the female’s plight. Neither is science as …

Condoleezza Rice Admitted to Augusta National Golf Club

The Augusta National Golf Club this week announced that it has admitted two women into its previously male-only club. Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore will become the first two women admitted into the Augusta National Golf Club this October. Augusta …

Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia
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For the economic powerhouse that is Saudi Arabia, women are a conundrum. On one hand, the country’s conservative religion precludes women from showing their skin or even driving a car. On the other hand, the country’s leaders realize that women …

Maybe Facebook Wasn’t A Sexist Boy’s Club After All Maybe Facebook Wasn’t A Sexist Boy’s Club After All
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We all know that Facebook is a company that was started by a few guys at Harvard – so any allegations of the early days of the company being a bit sexist and fratty seem to stick without much skepticism. …

Apparently, It Sucked To Be A Woman Working For Facebook, Circa 2005 Apparently, It Sucked To Be A Woman Working For Facebook, Circa 2005

As the now-famous story illustrates, Facebook sprung out of the minds of college boys, in the halls of Harvard University. According to the story proposed by the Oscar-nominated “based on real life” movie The Social Network, you can track the …

Calling All Ladies: Hack Away At LinkedIn’s DevelopHer Hackday Calling All Ladies: Hack Away At LinkedIn’s DevelopHer Hackday

One of the major problems facing the technology industry today is a lack of women. Every position from management to the coders are predominantly male and that’s a problem. All the lady geeks I know are fantastic at what they …

LinkedIn All-Women Hackday Invite Requests End Soon LinkedIn All-Women Hackday Invite Requests End Soon

LinkedIn’s Hackdays are a fun monthly tradition that gives employees a break from the normal work routine, and where company engineers can team up to simply build something interesting. Sometimes the creative ideas that come from a Hackday are implemented …

Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men Women Would Miss Social Media More Than Men
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By now it’s no secret that, despite having virtually no presence among the leaders of tech companies, it’s the womenfolk who make up the majority of internet users these days. BT, a UK-based provider of IT services, took a survey …

Moms Online: 75% on Facebook, 4.9M on Pinterest, and 1 in 3 Blog Moms Online: 75% on Facebook, 4.9M on Pinterest, and 1 in 3 Blog

Whether its by blog or by Pinterest, by now it’s a recognized fact that women are the driving force behind much of the internet. Ahead of this Sunday’s annual observance of the difficult and often under-appreciated labor women endure to …

Women Who Tech TeleSummit Makes the Case for More Women In Tech Leadership Women Who Tech TeleSummit Makes the Case for More Women In Tech Leadership

The technology world has a well documented problem of having very few (if any) women leading the industry although women are solidly the majority of consumers in the tech world. Women comprise the majority of bloggers and blog readers and …

Citi Sponsors LinkedIn Group For Professional Women Citi Sponsors LinkedIn Group For Professional Women
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Last week Citi and LinkedIn teamed up to launch a LinkedIn group called Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi. It has been designed to appeal to professional women, who control most of the household spending in the U.S. The …

Women Who Are Least Likely to Land a Long-Term Mate Opt for Lucrative Careers Women Who Are Least Likely to Land a Long-Term Mate Opt for Lucrative Careers

A new social psychology study from The University of Texas at San Antonio sought to answer why some women decide to focus on their careers instead of having children. The researchers proposed that sex ratio affects women’s family planning and …

Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors Facebook Faces Pressure To Diversify Its Board of Directors
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If recent reports prove accurate, the biggest internet IPO in history is coming in May. We’re talking about Facebook, of course, and since the social media king filed its S-1 back at the beginning of February, the company’s public image …

Yahoo’s New Web Shows Geared Towards Women

Yahoo! today launched the second season of its women’s slate of original programming on Yahoo! Screen. The second season includes three new shows: “Style Studio with Rebecca Minkoff” coming May 2012, “The Yo Show on Yahoo!,” featuring entertainment news reporter …

Raquel Welch At 71: One Of The Hottest Women Of All Time
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Raquel Welch, born Jo Raquel Tejada, seventy one years ago in Chicago is an American actress, an author and an iconic sex symbol. This past December, according to Men’s Health, Raquel is one of the hottest women of all time, …