Let’s Talk About Receiving Weird, Unwanted Attention From Male Bosses

Most women experience unwanted attention from an early age—the second you hit puberty, a whole new world of stares, remarks, groping, or worse descends upon you. But there’s a particularly uncomfortable strain of attention that aligns specifically with entering the working world, and it can constitute its own brand of… »11/22/15 2:15pm11/22/15 2:15pm

The Hollywood Reporter Is Dropping Its Controversial 'Power 100' List 

In an essay published Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter president and chief creative officer Janice Min wrote that THR would be getting rid of its annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. “THR’s Power 100 list, by its nature, pits the town’s most impressive females against one another,” she wrote. “We… »11/11/15 3:35pm11/11/15 3:35pm

Celebrated Astronomer at UC Berkeley Sexually Harasses Students for Years, Receives Light Warning 

Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California at Berkeley, has been revered the world over for his pioneering research, even marked as a potential Nobel Laureate. Now he has been singled out as a serial perpetrator of sexual harassment, reigniting conversations in the science community about making… »10/14/15 10:00am10/14/15 10:00am

Woman Removes Blindfold, Discovers Her Boyfriend Is Actually a Woman in a Swimsuit and a Strap On 

25-year-old Gayle Newland of Willaston, Cheshire is on trial in the UK for five counts of sexual assault against her female friend—according to the alleged victim, Newland pretended to be a Filipino-Latino man named Kye Fortune, developed a relationship with the woman over the internet and on the phone, and later had… »9/09/15 11:10am9/09/15 11:10am

Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site [Updated]

When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news stories that asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and… »8/26/15 3:18pm8/26/15 3:18pm

Kids Basketball Team DQ'd From Tournament Because of Girl Player 

At five years old, Kymora Johnson wanted to play basketball. Because there were no girls teams in her hometown of Charlottesville, Va., her mother, Jessica Thomas-Johnson, signed her up for the Charlottesville Cavaliers, an all-boys team. Kymora has played for the Cavs for the past five years without incident—until… »8/06/15 11:15am8/06/15 11:15am

Musician Arca Banned Because Instagram Can't Handle Anatomical Vaginas

Arca, the experimental Venezuelan producer who’s worked with Kanye West, Björk, and FKA twigs, was permanently banned from Instagram yesterday for the artwork relating to a new single, “Vanity.” The art, created by frequent Arca and twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda, depicts a melting cyborg-looking person with a fairly… »6/01/15 9:40pm6/01/15 9:40pm

Toys Will Be Toys! Amazon Ditches 'Boys' and 'Girls' as Toy Categories

Amazon has dumped “Boys” and “Girls” from its top-level categorization options for Toys & Games, reports BoingBoing. (Kottke pointed out that the categories do exist deeper down into the categories, but that “it’s a nice first step.”) Amazon has, in their own subtle way, announced to the world that boys and girls can… »5/06/15 4:20pm5/06/15 4:20pm

Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. »3/17/15 9:50am3/17/15 9:50am