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'Tiger Mom' Prof Denies Kavanaugh Story

Amy Chua calls accusations "100% false"

(Newser) - Amy Chua denies ever telling would-be clerks to dress a certain way when interviewing for jobs with Brett Kavanaugh, the Wall Street Journal reports. "Everything that is being said about the advice I give to students applying to Brett Kavanaugh—or any judge—is outrageous, 100% false, and the... More »

Serena Fined for Her Outburst

But Billie Jean King and NOW take her side

(Newser) - The US Tennis Association fined Serena Williams $17,000 Sunday for her outburst in the US Open final as tennis legend Billie Jean King and the National Organization for Women rallied to her defense, the Washington Post reports. The tournament referee's office said the 23-time Grand Slam champion was... More »

Female Celebs Get Raw Deal at the Beach

If they go, they're automatically accused of 'flaunting,' complains columnist

(Newser) - Columnist Monica Hesse at the Washington Post has had it with a very common type of headline—the ones you see about female celebs "flaunting" their body at the beach. They're not hard to find, like so , and so , and so . Next time you come across one, pay... More »

'Incensed' Girl Gets Country to Change 'Unfair' Road Signs

Zoe Carew, 7, says 'Linemen' is sexist; NZ transport group agrees to change to 'Line Crew'

(Newser) - The New Zealand Transport Agency has a new task at hand, and a 7-year-old girl to thank for the assignment. Zoe Carew was traveling to see her grandparents in Eastbourne when she noticed a "Linemen" sign along the side of the road indicating workers were dealing with power lines,... More »

Airline CEO Offers 'Heartfelt Apologies' for Claim on Women

Qatar Airways' Akbar Al Baker originally said his job was too tough for a female to take on

(Newser) - The head of Qatar Airways is backpedaling after saying it takes a man to do his job. Akbar Al Baker attended Tuesday's annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association in Sydney, Australia, where he was named as the organization's new chairman. But it was his response to... More »

If You're Going to Berate a Woman, Don't Do It in Belgium

Don't do it anywhere, actually, but especially not in Belgium, which just enforced its law against sexism

(Newser) - It's not advisable in general to berate a police officer over her gender—but especially if you're in Belgium, which has had a law on the books for the past four years prohibiting sexism in public spaces. One man just became the first person convicted under that law,... More »

Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing

Tim Chevalier says he was fired for coming down on 'misogynistic' ex-engineer James Damore

(Newser) - First ex-Google engineer James Damore sued his former employer for firing him after he put out a memo saying women aren’t fit for tech jobs. Now another ex-Google worker has brought his own suit against the company after he came out hard against Damore. Tim Chevalier's complaint —... More »

Exec's 'Spectacularly Wrong' Remarks Spur Calls to Resign

Female executives pen letter asking for Recording Academy President Neil Portnow to step down

(Newser) - Pink told the president of the Recording Academy to step off earlier this week, and now nearly two dozen female executives in the record industry are telling Neil Portnow to step aside from his position. It all comes out of his remarks after the Grammys on Sunday, when he reacted... More »

After Exec Tells Women to 'Step Up,' Pink Tells Him to Step Off

Singer blasts Recording Academy President Neil Portnow in open letter on Twitter

(Newser) - #GrammysSoMale? That was one hashtag that popped up after Sunday night's show , in which women seemed to get short shrift during the night's proceedings. Per the AP , Lorde, the only woman nominated for album of the year, didn't perform (but males who weren't nominees did); there... More »

An 'Ocean Full of Sharks': Reports of Harassment at ESPN

Two dozen current and former employees speak out

(Newser) - "It's like cutting your arm in an ocean full of sharks," a current ESPN employee says of being a young female staffer at the sports network. "The second new blood is in the water, they start circling." She says she's personally received unwanted touching... More »

Report: Gene Simmons Just Got Banned From Fox News

Kiss frontman apparently had a wild Wednesday at the network's NYC headquarters

(Newser) - He's long been a Fox News favorite, but Gene Simmons is now persona non grata at the network. Citing a "knowledgeable Fox News source," the Daily Beast reports that the Kiss frontman has been barred from Fox's NYC headquarters and from appearing on Fox News and... More »

Lawmaker Defeated by One of the Women He Mocked

Ashley Bennett takes down Republican after he mocks Women's March on Facebook

(Newser) - When New Jersey lawmaker John Carman wondered, via meme, "Will the women's protest end in time for them to cook dinner?" it angered many participants in the January Women's March. On Tuesday, one of them got their revenge. The Inquirer reports 32-year-old Democrat Ashley Bennett defeated Republican... More »

Sorry, Guys, Football Isn't Rocket Science

Reaction to Cam Newton's sexist remark ranging from sarcastically scathing to forgiving

(Newser) - Cam Newton has apologized for his sexist remarks to female reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, and to women in general, but the hype hasn't yet died down. "I'm a man who tries to be a positive role model in my community and tries to use my platform to inspire... More »

Cam Newton Loses Job Over Sexist Comment

The quarterback will no longer be the face of Oikos Greek Yogurt

(Newser) - In the wake of his sexist comment to a female reporter, Cam Newton has been fired ... as a yogurt spokesperson. TMZ reports Dannon will no longer be using the Carolina Panthers quarterback as the face of its Oikos Greek Yogurt brand, saying it was "shocked and disheartened" by his... More »

Cam Newton: 'Funny' to Hear Female Reporter Talk Football

Carolina Panthers QB is taking heat for 'sexist' remark to Jourdan Rodrique

(Newser) - A question Wednesday from a female reporter brought what the Daily Dot calls a "smirk" to Carolina Panther QB Cam Newton's face and, soon after, a "wave of feminist rage," per RedState . Charlotte Observer journalist Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton about his teammate Devin Funchess, including "... More »

CNN Female Anchor Ends Interview Over 'Boobs' Remark

Fox Sports Radio's Clay Travis says they're one of only two things he believes in

(Newser) - Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis, ostensibly appearing on CNN Friday afternoon to discuss the White House calling for the firing of ESPN's Jemele Hill , instead informed a perplexed Brooke Baldwin that he only believes in two things: "the First Amendment and boobs," Mediaite reports. The understandably... More »

Their Business Had a Male Co-Founder—Who Was Fake

Confronted with sexism, Witchsy's owners invented 'Mann'

(Newser) - Keith Mann has been credited with co-founding the unconventional online marketplace Witchsy, which totaled $200,000 in sales in its first year. There's just one problem: Keith Mann doesn't exist. He's an invention of Witchsy's actual co-founders, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, who say they were... More »

Ellen Pao and the 'Second Class' Workers of Silicon Valley

Pao opens up about sexism and her discrimination lawsuit

(Newser) - Two years after losing a high-profile sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit, Ellen Pao is opening up about her experiences with sexism in Silicon Valley. "Sometimes the whole world felt like a nerdy frat house," Pao says in the Cut , which has a lengthy excerpt from her new book,... More »

Ex-Assistant Gets Revenge on Sexist Boss

He accidentally sent misogynistic email to her instead of just male colleagues

(Newser) - When Rosette Laursen, former assistant to Hollywood talent manager Michael Einfeld, emailed him to ask about not coming into work for Day Without a Woman , he replied with what he thought was an email to just her male colleagues. Instead, the email went to the entire team, Laursen included, and... More »

Google Fires Guy Who Wrote Gender Memo

He says he was canned for 'perpetuating stereotypes'

(Newser) - A male Google engineer who authored a controversial memo on why he thinks women aren't suited to tech jobs is now searching for new employment. James Damore confirmed to Bloomberg that he was fired for "perpetuating gender stereotypes" and that he's "currently exploring all possible legal... More »

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