Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about hair hate and how Shea is their go-to productprompting cries of whitewashing. The product, founded in Harlem in 1991, has a strong African-American customer base. SEE ALSO: Pepsi finally unites America with its terrible Kendall Jenner ad Wow – we really f-ed this one up! Please know that our intent was not, …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cast seems a little confused about feminism

April 23, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale presents the story of a near-future patriarchal dystopia, where women are forbidden from reading or using money and are categorized by their supposed virtue and utility as child-bearers. But according to the cast of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it’s “not a feminist story.” A panel at the Tribeca Film Festival went in an unexpected direction on Friday night when the cast of the show emphasized that their project …

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Psst: You’re probably using all the wrong photos on dating apps.

April 22, 2017

… appealing. For women, sports photos were 166 percent more likely to get liked; for men, they were 45 percent. While its possible a lot of people are interested in finding someone whos active, Abramowitz suggests these photos work especially well because they give people a natural conversation starter. Hey, Im into tennis too obviously works a lot better than a plain old “Hey.” SEE ALSO: Can this dating app end ghosting for good? One thing this data makes very clear is that our …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… shoppers returning items they did not want during a statutory cooling-off period. Consumer analysts Savvy Marketing compiled figures for BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme and found that among 1,000 online shoppers questioned, women’s clothing had been returned by 63% of them. Retailers said free returns were an important part of their business, but the costs had to be recovered somewhere or they risked going under. Related Topics Personal finance More From this publisher : …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the President of BBG Ventures, an early …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and there was a very senior City man there and the …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

… public airing, where he’s unambiguous as the President of the United States on his concerns over human rights, on freedom of the press, on the rights of women, on freedom of religion and the rule of law and all the necessary actions to preserve the democratic institutions of Turkey.” Referring to Erdogan, Allen warned that “history tells us that when you accumulate that much authority in one single person, it often doesn’t go very well.” …

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Hundreds sue NHS over ‘barbaric’ vaginal mesh implants – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… “turned into my carer”. “We haven’t had sex for four-and-a-half years. This stuff breaks up marriages. “I wouldn’t at all be surprised if there are mesh-injured women that have taken their own lives and didn’t know what the problem was,” she said. “I want the procedure banned, I want the material banned.” Tens of millions of pounds Between April 2007 and March 2015, more than 92,000 women had vaginal mesh implants in England, according …

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Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… Health workers connect pregnant women in emergencies to a local network of vetted taxi drivers, who are paid via the popular mobile money system M-Pesa to pick them up and get them to clinics, fast. “She lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is just unbelievable. It just shouldn’t happen.” The Vodafone Foundation started to help, financially, in 2010, supporting a charity hospital called Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in the …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… #instamoto #solo #dreambig #lovemylife #sportbikelife #sportbike #hondacbr600 #honda #bikelife #bikerchick #ladybiker #nikkimisurelli #AlaskaMotoGirl A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Mar 12, 2017 at 4:30pm PDT She considers herself to be somewhat of an ambassador when it comes to inspiring women to take hold of their lives and see the world no matter what. She feels that traveling is something that a woman “needs for herself,” and if you want something bad …

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Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

… share the burden at home, died of a cardiac arrhythmia two years ago. Lean In prompted the launch of “Lean In circles,” which encouraged women to join small groups to discuss their careers and lives. SEE ALSO: Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief and resilience is available for preorder Option B is instead including a wider group than just professional women. The book, and its community, encourage readers to share their stories of overcoming adversity, to join discussion …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the President do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Sexism is the new clickbait. It’s time to find another route to internet fame.

April 1, 2017

Image: vicky leta / mashable It’s becoming all too easy for brands to use sexism as low-hanging fruit to go viral. Time after time, we rise to the bait, giving the brands exactly what they set out to achieve internet fame. In some ways, it’s reassuring to see a brand getting dragged for sexism. The fact that people will readily call BS on companies objectifying women and reinforcing outdated gender stereotypes is a sign of hope and progress. For some brands, getting dragged for …

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Oxford University is shaking up the portraits of white men on its walls

April 1, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Pawel Pajor Oxford University is putting up more portraits of women, people of colour and LGBTQ people to better reflect its “diversity”. SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up The “Diversifying Portraiture initiative” intends to “broaden the range of people represented around the University.” According to a statement, the university seeks to “reflect and promote its increasing …

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Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable  Just six months ago, millions of Americans thought they were on the brink of electing the country’s first female president. Marketing so-called empowerment to women had already become fashionable; a historic victory by Hillary Clinton would’ve made the strategy a no-brainer. Then President Donald Trump happened. SEE ALSO: 7 influential feminists share the most powerful thing about being a woman With his surprising majority of white female …

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Morocco guide: 10 things to know before you go

March 29, 2017

(CNN)Rainbows of color, spice-market smells, an urban orchestra of sounds: Morocco can be overwhelming at first. Lying 13 kilometers, or 8 miles, from the coast of Spain, the North African country mixes Middle Eastern magic, Berber tradition and European flair. Tourism has more than doubled since 2002, to nearly 10 million visitors in 2011. King Mohammed VI wants to increase the annual visitor numbers to 18 million by 2020. …

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‘Tinder for elites’ is coming to London because dating isn’t already hard enough

March 28, 2017

… friends using the same method, so you won’t happen upon any existing connections. In a statement, the dating app said London was chosen as its first international stop due to its “similarities to Manhattan” The League’s “best market to date.” “London has an incredible pool of ambitious, well educated men and women that are looking for someone who shares their drive. There aren’t many cities like London in the world,” said The League’s …

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How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

Fake photos are everywhere.Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable When Sarah Krasley Kickstarted her customizable bathing suit line, she faced an ethical dilemma: should she Photoshop her models if her company mission was to make women feel more comfortable in swimwear? She went searching for some guidance online, but came up short. That’s when the idea for the Retouchers Accord was born. What if she could get retouchers, photographers, designers, brands, celebrities and media companies to …

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Here’s how an Uber recruiter discussed sexism with a potential hire

March 26, 2017

… business not the employees … Many employees dont find our performance management system transparent or equitable.” “Weve updated 1,500 Uber job descriptions to ensure they are free from unconscious bias. In addition were focusing on improving candidate experience, ensuring we have diverse panels of trained interviewers. We are running interview training for women in tech to ensure that all our female employees are really well equipped to be involved,” she continued. …

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Uber recruiter would like you to know sexism is systemic in the tech industry

March 25, 2017

Uber is failing at step one: Admit you have a problem. SEE ALSO: Why sexual harassment scandals like Uber’s are bound to persist in tech The latest example comes via a tweet from Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer and coauthor of women In Tech, who was recently approached by Uber hiring’s team with a job offer. @nrrrdcore So is the argument that there is no systemic sexism or is it that Uber is just one of many with systemic sexism? pic.twitter.com/gGoOt0C2sU kamilah …

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Call for ‘decently paid’ maternity leave – BBC News

March 24, 2017

… on research by the Leave Network, an international group that analyses and researches leave policies. What are your rights? Most employed mothers are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave Statutory maternity pay for eligible women is usually paid at 90% of their weekly wage for the first six weeks, with the remaining 33 weeks at 139.58 a week or 90% of their weekly wage, whichever is lower women who earn less than 112 a week are not eligible for statutory maternity pay, instead most can …

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In full ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ garb, protesters silently take on Texas bills that curb reproductive rights

March 23, 2017

Protesters dress like the women from "The Handmaid's Tale."Image: Nan l. kirkpatrick/teafund/twitter A dystopian novel that has seen newfound attention since Trump’s election came to life this week at a Texas protest over legislation limiting reproductive rights. A group of women dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood’s 1984 novel The Handmaid’s Tale showed up in Austin, Texas, for Monday’s vote on a bill that would ban an abortion procedure used in the …

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Why ghds strength of brand will cement its place in hair care history

March 22, 2017

… single stroke. “When GHD was launched back in 2001, it revolutionised the way hair was styled from the way in which hairdressers could work, to giving women the power to easily achieve a professional-looking style at home,” GHD CEO Paul Stoneham told Marketing Week in a 2013 case study. “Our ongoing quest is to launch products with groundbreaking technology of professional stylist salon quality that make life easier for our clients.” Strength of brand Since the companys …

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