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Sexism is the new clickbait. Find another route to internet fame.

Sexism is the new clickbait. Find another route to internet fame. As Oscar Wilde said "the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about".We, by venting our outrage on Twitter at their "light-hearted" sexism, made #LegsIt the most talked-about story of the day.

Shell takes down life-size cutouts of female employee because men kept groping them

Shell takes down life-size cutouts of female employee because men kept groping them The promotional standee, placed in Shell petrol stations in Muslim-majority Malaysia, features a female employee wearing a black head scarf and the Shell uniform.They were placed next to petrol pumps in more than 950 Shell stations in the Southeast Asian country.

Pitch your startup at this lingerie networking event and oh god tech industry really?

Pitch your startup at this lingerie networking event and oh god tech industry really? That somehow appears to be the thinking of Creative Startup Labs, a San Francisco-based company providing business consulting to startups, and may or may not be completely oblivious to the ongoing issues surrounding sexism and harassment rocking the tech industry.In what would likely read as parody if this wasn't, well, the tech industry, CSL is co-hosting a July 8 networking event at San Francisco's W Hotel, calling it a "Startup Mingle Party & 'Summer Seduction' Lingerie Fashion Show.

First-of-its-kind study reveals harassment faced by women of color in space science

First-of-its-kind study reveals harassment faced by women of color in space science Of particular note in the research — published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets — is the higher incidence of harassment among women of color.6 percent of the science and engineering workforce in 2013, according to National Science Foundation data, with Hispanic women accounting for 6.

How to compliment a woman without being a total constant daily embarrassment to everyone around you

How to compliment a woman without being a total constant daily embarrassment to everyone around you The president has nonetheless struggled to compliment his fellow female leaders without sounding like he's flirting with the Friday night hostess at Cheesecake Factory.That's why we've come up with a list of tips that will hopefully aid President Trump and men like him to talk to women like they're real humans with operational brains and feelings.

Ads that portray the stereotype of men being bad at housework will be banned

Ads that portray the stereotype of men being bad at housework will be banned Adverts that perpetuate gender stereotypes — including men failing to undertake simple household tasks — are to be banned under new regulations proposed by industry watchdog the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).The new regulations put forth by the ASA will crack down on ads that portray activities as specific to one particular gender and ads that mock people for not conforming to gender stereotypes.

Ladies, FINALLY there's 'beer for her' and it even comes in a pretty bottle

Ladies, FINALLY there's 'beer for her' and it even comes in a pretty bottle Warning: this post contains high levels of sarcasm and a variety of humour designed specifically for the consumption of women.Good news: someone invented a "beer for women" so you can finally consume the drink that's supposedly just for men.

J.K. Rowling tears apart sexist, anti-semitic column about gender pay gap

J.K. Rowling tears apart sexist, anti-semitic column about gender pay gap Rowling has hit back at the Sunday Times Ireland after it published a sexist and anti-semitic column about the BBC's gender pay gap.In a column entitled "Sorry, ladies — equal pay has to be earned," columnist Kevin Myers suggested it was no coincidence two of the BBC's best-paid female presenters, Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, were Jewish.

This sexist column is proof that misogyny is very much alive in the media

This sexist column is proof that misogyny is very much alive in the media ] will probably tell you that men usually work harder, get sick less frequently and seldom get pregnant," Myers continued.Mastery of money usually requires singular drive, ruthless logic and instant, arctic-cold arithmetic," Myers said.

9 ways science has been totally sexist, and totally wrong

9 ways science has been totally sexist, and totally wrong Inferior by British science writer Angela Saini delves into the many ways that "science has got women wrong" using "new research that is rewriting the story.Her book The Evolution of Woman (1894 and revised in 1916) lays out Darwin's inconsistencies and double standards with regard to gender.

Yes, that controversial Google diversity rant matters. Like, really matters.

Yes, that controversial Google diversity rant matters. Like, really matters. Of course, the tech industry's lack of diversity is a known issue, as is the complete lack of any self-awareness that might lead to fixing the problem.Mashable spoke with Elizabeth Ames, senior vice president of marketing, alliances, and programs at the Anita Borg Institute, which champions the advancement of women in the tech industry.

Google repeatedly shuts down questions on sexism—and that's a problem

Google repeatedly shuts down questions on sexism—and that's a problem Software engineer Erica Baker ignited a firestorm inside Google two years ago when she and coworkers listed their salaries in a spreadsheet.It's a different scenario with software engineer James Damore, but it once again involves a shared document and sexism.

The difference in these shoes for girls and boys shows sexism is very much alive

The difference in these shoes for girls and boys shows sexism is very much alive A UK shoe shop with a "gender neutral ethos" has been accused of sexism after customers noticed a considerable difference in the naming of its shoe ranges for boys and girls.Miranda Williams — who was shopping for school shoes for her children — spotted that Clarks' school shoes range for girls features a pair of shoes named "Dolly Babe Jnr.

18-year-old asks man for advice on her startup, he texts back sleazy messages

18-year-old asks man for advice on her startup, he texts back sleazy messages When 18-year-old Lydia Jones contacted a male entrepreneur for career advice, the conversation quickly took a handbrake turn into creepy territory.In April this year, a study found that sexual harassment is "common" in the tech industry.

Women of color who left Google share stories of racism and discrimination

Women of color who left Google share stories of racism and discrimination A new story in The Guardian features several women who left jobs at Google after experiencing racism and sexism in Mountain View.“I didn’t see a lot of women, especially Asian women, black women, or other women of color in the executive ranks,” said Qichen Zhang, who worked as a technical specialist at Google.

Nikon promotes new camera with 32 male photographers, claims no women could make the time

Nikon promotes new camera with 32 male photographers, claims no women could make the time Things are not looking good for Nikon.The Japanese camera maker has come under fire after it launched a campaign featuring 32 professional photographers across the Asia-Pacific testing its new D850 camera.