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  • It’s been 50 years since the @nytimes changed its jobs ads from “Help Wanted — Female” and “Help Wanted — Male” to simply "Help Wanted." The women’...
  • It’s been 50 years since the @nytimes changed its jobs ads from “Help Wanted — Female” and “Help Wanted — Male” to simply "Help Wanted." The women’s listings, like this 1940 sales job ad, called for a “neat appearance” and “pleasing personality,” while a 1968 TWA stewardess job required applicants to be “single” with “unblemished complexion and “proportionate weight” though they (scandalously!) permitted glasses. It wasn’t until December 1968 — after several protests and a lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Women— that the Times, along with other New York publications, announced it would integrate its listings. 📰
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  • 💰‼️ Films starring women do better at the box office than those led by men, a new study from C.A.A., shift7 and @timesupnow has found. Yup. Whethe...
  • 💰‼️ Films starring women do better at the box office than those led by men, a new study from C.A.A., shift7 and @timesupnow has found. Yup. Whether they were made for less than $10 million or more than $100 million, the top films from 2014 to 2017 starring women — think Moana, Wonder Woman, The Force Awakens — consistently earned more. The research also found that films in which two female characters had a conversation about something other than... a man ... — that’s a marker on the famous Bechdel test to determine if a movie is sexist — outperformed those that didn’t. The takeaway? Diversity is, in fact, more profitable. 🎥 💸| 📸: Disney; Clay Enos/Warner Bros; DreamWorks; David James/Disney
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  • For all the victories of the “Year of the Woman,” women in Congress are still nowhere close to their proportion among voters or in the population. ...
  • For all the victories of the “Year of the Woman,” women in Congress are still nowhere close to their proportion among voters or in the population. But across the country, women who mobilized around the 2018 midterms are working to make sure the women’s wave continues — going door-to-door  looking for people who do not typically vote, counting down the days to 2020, continuing the effort to elect more women with no slowing down in sight. “Nobody is going to sleep anytime soon,” as one organizer put it.
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  • Does “having it all” mean doing it all? Plenty of new research suggests that women are still shouldering, and expected to shoulder, much of the wor...
  • Does “having it all” mean doing it all? Plenty of new research suggests that women are still shouldering, and expected to shoulder, much of the work associated with the home. A recent report from the United Nations found that women are performing nearly three times more of the work associated with the home than men — child care, elder care, cooking, cleaning, transportation — and usually for zero pay.
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  • These two women erased $1.5 million in medical debt for hundreds of strangers in New York. Last spring, Judith Jones, 80, and Carolyn Kenyon, 70, h...
  • These two women erased $1.5 million in medical debt for hundreds of strangers in New York. Last spring, Judith Jones, 80, and Carolyn Kenyon, 70, heard about R.I.P. Medical Debt, a nonprofit that buys past-due medical bills of those in financial hardship, at a steep discount, and forgives them. So the women fund-raised $12,500 and sent it to the charity, which then purchased a portfolio of $1.5 million of medical debts on their behalf. Debts were forgiven for nearly 1,300 New Yorkers. More about this random act of kindness at the link in bio. 💸 📸: Heather Ainsworth
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  • Meet Courtney Dauwalter, the woman who outruns the men, 200 miles at a time. Courtney, 33, specializes in ultramarathons, which are crazy long race...
  • Meet Courtney Dauwalter, the woman who outruns the men, 200 miles at a time. Courtney, 33, specializes in ultramarathons, which are crazy long races. Like hundreds of miles long races. She has won 11 ultramarathons and finished second in seven other endurance races, shattering course records everywhere she runs. Her success in winning them has opened a debate about how men’s innate strength advantages apply to endurance sports. And so far, this much is clear: As the distance lengthens, the biological advantages that men have grow smaller. We followed @courtneydauwalter back in September as she competed in the #Tahoe200. 🏃🏼‍♀️Visit the link in bio to see more. 👟📸: @maxwhittaker
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  • All hail the woman who climbs a fence! That was the headline in 1911, when the Times reported on the case of a “well-dressed, middle aged woman wit...
  • All hail the woman who climbs a fence! That was the headline in 1911, when the Times reported on the case of a “well-dressed, middle aged woman with her arms full of packages” who ran down the tracks, took a shortcut and hopped a fence to catch her train — to cheers from the conductor and crowd. “Didn’t I do it gracefully?” she asked as she boarded. Yes, girl, yes. 🚂
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  • This was part of an independent report, prepared for the CBS board, investigating multiple sexual misconduct allegations against former chief execu...
  • This was part of an independent report, prepared for the CBS board, investigating multiple sexual misconduct allegations against former chief executive Les Moonves. According to the report, the company has enough grounds to deny Moonves — who lied to investigators, attempted to destroy evidence and interfered with the inquiry — his $120 million severance. Moonves is the latest high-powered entertainment figure to be ousted from his perch in the #MeToo era.
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  • Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? Not exactly. Recent research is making it clearer than ever that the notion that sex determines ...
  • Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? Not exactly. Recent research is making it clearer than ever that the notion that sex determines the fundamentals of brain structure — and in turn, behavior — is actually a misconception. Humans generally don’t have brains with mostly “female-typical” features (empathy, for example) or “male-typical” features, such as systemization. What’s in fact most common are brains with “mosaics” — some of them more common in males and some more common in females. Check out the link in bio for more on why we can finally stop talking about “male” and “female” brains. 🎨: Chris Madden/ @gettyimages
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  • Victoria’s Secret has clung to the idea that women should look sexy for men. And while it is still the leading lingerie brand in the U.S., the comp...
  • Victoria’s Secret has clung to the idea that women should look sexy for men. And while it is still the leading lingerie brand in the U.S., the company must compete with a handful of brands founded by women, for women. The lingerie brand’s stock is down 41 percent this year and the ratings from their annual fashion show — which aired on ABC on Sunday — hit a record low, according to the @hollywoodreporter. Last month, the CEO Jan Singer resigned over comments made by the CMO, who declared the company had “no interest” in featuring plus-size or trans models because Victoria’s Secret “is about fantasy.” Is it any wonder the brand is struggling in a #MeToo era? 📸: Béatrice de Géa
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  • “I’ve been ambitious my whole life,” said @aminatou. “It’s not a dirty word. I want to be rich! I want all the women I know to be rich.” Want to kn...
  • “I’ve been ambitious my whole life,” said @aminatou. “It’s not a dirty word. I want to be rich! I want all the women I know to be rich.” Want to know how Aminatou Sow, digital strategist and cohost of the “Call Your Girlfriend” podcast, spends her work week? Check out our new series #likeaboss, with dish on how she slays her inbox, writes “trashdrafts,” and uses the autocomplete feature on gmail despite its relentless cheerfulness. 📸: @kristaschlueter
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  • #OnThisDay in 1903, physicist and chemist Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (she later went on to win a second one — becoming...
  • #OnThisDay in 1903, physicist and chemist Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (she later went on to win a second one — becoming the only woman to win twice). Her discovery of two new elements played a key role in the discovery of radioactivity, which then laid the groundwork for the fight against cancer. ⚗️🔬|🎨: @petraerikssonstudio
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