All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘women’

Barbra Streisand Jumps Right Into Delicate Subjects In Israel

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 University of Jerusalem and will perform two concerts in Tel Aviv, as well as sing for Israeli President Shimon Peres’ …

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Is Facebook Getting ‘Freedom Of Expression’ Right?

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, have had enough. The aforementioned groups wrote an open letter to Facebook about the issue, and Facebook responded this week, …

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck View Firing Rumored Once Again

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” the show’s lineup. Barbara Walters later came out stating that there were “no plans” to fire Hasselbeck. Now, the New …

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Migraines With Aura Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks in Women

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 disturbances, such as flashing lights. The link is described in two new studies presented today at the American Academy of …

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Google On Commitment To Supporting Female Engineering

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 has reportedly increased its maternity leave for female employees. The company has also uploaded this video about its CodeF program …

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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 it seeks to understand the causes of both, especially menopause. Women may think that nature just hates them, but a …

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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 National is the golf club that hosts the Masters Tournament. ‚ÄúThis is a joyous occasion as we enthusiastically welcome Secretary …

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Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia

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 are a large portion of the population, and one that could help sustain its economy. To that end, Saudi Arabia …

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Maybe Facebook Wasn’t A Sexist Boy’s Club After All

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. The latest batch of allegations stem from a just-published memoir by a former female employee of the company, who worked …

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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 entire idea of Facebook back to CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s feelings of inadequacy – in terms of the Harvard elite as …

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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 do and bring a vibrancy to their work that I just don’t see often enough in men. That’s why it’s …

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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 into the LinkedIn website. The idea behind the Hackday, giving creative people the space and freedom to innovate, is the …

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