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Most Dangerous Place for Women: Home

More than half of women killed worldwide in 2017 died at hands of intimate partner, family member

(Newser) - Men make up the lion's share of homicide victims, but it's women who "pay the highest price as a result of gender inequality, discrimination, and negative stereotypes." That's according to a new UN report out of its Office on Drugs and Crime, ABC News reports,... More »

Men Are From Mars (Logic), Women From Venus (Empathy)

Cambridge scientists reinforce old stereotypes; critics pounce on 'neurosexism'

(Newser) - In what's said to be the largest study examining differences between the sexes, a longtime stereotype is holding some water—though critics are pushing back on the supposed biological merit underlying the results. The Telegraph reports that researchers at the University of Cambridge tested more than 670,000 people... More »

What Hit Texas' Court System Tuesday: 'Black Girl Magic'

19 African-American women ran for judge positions in Harris County; all 19 won

(Newser) - The most populous county in Texas got hit with some "black girl magic" on Tuesday—which is why you'll now see a whole bunch of proud female African-American judges on the bench going forward. While much of the nation was hyperfocused on another race in Texas—that of... More »

Women Elected to House in Record Numbers

At least 84 elected across US

(Newser) - The current record of 84 women serving at the same time in the US House of Representatives will be broken in the next Congress. With ballots still being counted across the country, women have won 75 seats and are assured of victory in nine districts where women are the only... More »

Chef Charged With Indecent Exposure at Women's Event

SC's Mike Ray is seeking counseling after allegedly dropping his pants

(Newser) - Someone should tell Mike Ray that if he wants to be the "life of the party," he should try wearing a lampshade on his head, not dropping trou. At least not at an event for women-owned businesses, which is where WYFF reports the South Carolina chef allegedly decided... More »

Submitting to Rape Is a 'Necessity' in North Korea

HRW report describes widespread abuses of women at highest levels

(Newser) - "Having sex with men who have power over you or letting them touch all over your body is a necessity to survive." Such is the assessment of one of 62 North Korean defectors who left the country after Kim Jong Un took power in 2011 and was interviewed... More »

New Doctor Who Barbie Doll Is Groundbreaking —and Confusing

Doll based on Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to play the Doctor in sci-fi series

(Newser) - Jodie Whittaker is the 13th person to play the Doctor in Doctor Who, and the first woman, and that first has prompted yet another. Boing Boing reports on a limited-edition Barbie based on the iconic character, an offering coinciding with Sunday's premiere of the 11th season of the BBC... More »

Grassley Explains Lack of Women on Judiciary Committee

The veteran senator says it might be 'workload'

(Newser) - "It's a lot of work—maybe they don't want to do it." So says Sen. Chuck Grassley on why the Senate Judiciary Committee that supported Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination had no female Republicans, per the Wall Street Journal . "My chief of staff of... More »

Calif. Will Make Corporations Have a Woman in the Boardroom

Publicly traded companies in Jerry Brown's state must include women on boards of directors

(Newser) - On the same day he acted on net neutrality , California Gov. Jerry Brown made another big move. Acknowledging "potential flaws" that may prove "fatal," California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Sunday a bill mandating publicly traded companies in his state include women on their boards of... More »

'Women Are Outraged,' Ready to March Again

Date has been set for next Women's March on DC

(Newser) - A date has been set for the next Women's March—and organizers say they are expecting a big turnout amid outrage over Brett Kavanaugh and the support he has been receiving despite sexual harassment allegations. "Our email inboxes were full: ‘Women's March, where are you? When... More »

Female ESPN Host: That's It, I'm Done With NFL

Michelle Beadle says league doesn't care about women

(Newser) - Michelle Beadle has some more free time on the weekends—and the ESPN pundit says she has the NFL to thank for it. The co-host of the network's Get Up! program tweeted an image of a cringing Jerry Seinfeld Wednesday along with the line: "Me, pretending to be... More »

10 Most Influential Women in History

Marie Curie comes in at No. 1 and Rosa Parks No. 2 in 'BBC History Magazine' poll

(Newser) - BBC History Magazine recently tapped experts in 10 different fields to winnow down the world's greatest female contributors over the centuries into a favorites list. The magazine then took those results and asked its readers to send in their votes for the most influential women throughout history. Writers,... More »

Med School Officials Accused of Altering Women's Exam Scores

Tokyo Medical University accused of changing scores of female applicants to keep numbers low

(Newser) - Shinzo Abe has vowed to promote women in the workplace—called his "womenomics" platform by some—but a new report in Japan's largest newspaper shows a major university seemingly trying to flout the prime minister's plan, per the BBC . In a Thursday expose, an anonymous source tells... More »

Female Sailor Does What No Woman Has Done Before

Wendy Tuck takes first in the grueling Clipper Race

(Newser) - A female skipper has won the Clipper round-the-world yacht race for the first time—and another female skipper took second, the BBC reports. "I can't believe it," winner Wendy Tuck tells the Daily Telegraph in Liverpool, England, after finishing the last leg of the 40,000-nautical-mile race... More »

Where Women Vanish, Someone Is Tracking Them

Student Annita Lucchesi creates a database to track missing indigenous women

(Newser) - Ashley Loring liked writing poetry, riding horseback, and experiencing the low rumble of distant storms. "She wasn't scared of anything," her mother Loxie says at Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, per NPR . "And for how small she is, she was..." At that point Loxie fights... More »

US One of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women

India is No. 1

(Newser) - A new Thompson Reuters Foundation survey names the 10 countries deemed to be the least safe for women, and the Washington Post focuses on the nation that claims the title of most dangerous. "India has shown utter disregard and disrespect for women … rape, marital rapes, sexual assault and... More »

It's a Big Day for Saudi Women

The driving ban is finally lifted

(Newser) - Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy city streets just minutes after the world's last remaining ban on women driving was lifted on Sunday, the AP reports. It's a euphoric and historic moment for... More »

These Are the Worst States for Working Moms

Idaho leads the pack

(Newser) - Gender inequality in the US is "obvious," but the steps being taken to resolve it vary widely from state to state, according to WalletHub . The site analyzed 15 metrics, including gender pay gap, child-care costs, and parental leave policies, to come up with the best and worst states... More »

Worst Part for Female Pool Players: Mansplaining

Topic takes a look at the world of women in billiards

(Newser) - Eleanor Callado is one of the best female pool players in the world—she was ranked No. 13 in 2016—but earns less than $5,000 a year in prize money. Still, the prospects for women in billiards generally seem to be on the upswing, according to a feature at... More »

Best State for Women: the 'North Star' State

Minnesota is the best state to live in for gender equality; Louisiana needs to do some work

(Newser) - Amid the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, WalletHub did some digging to see which US states proved best for women (and which didn't fare so well). The site looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia across two main metrics: women's economic and social well-being—which includes... More »

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