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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 »

NZ Leader Calls Pregnancy Questions 'Unacceptable'

Youngest-ever Labour leader grilled about plans to start family

(Newser) - The newest leader of New Zealand's Labour Party says it's "totally unacceptable" for women to be grilled in the workplace over whether or not they plan to have children after she faced similar questioning during multiple interviews in her first two days on the job. The BBC... More »

Senior Brings the Sass to Her Yearbook Quote

'I'm sorry, did my shoulders distract you from reading this quote?'

(Newser) - Senior yearbook quotes are by and large boring inspirational sayings gleaned from a quick Google search. But Tori DiPaolo, a senior at West Milford High School in New Jersey, wanted to make a point: That what she (and all the other girls) at her school were asked to wear for... More »

At Uber Meeting on Sexual Harassment, a Sexist Joke

David Bonderman has since resigned from Uber's board

(Newser) - You know what's ill-advised at an Uber meeting addressing sexual harassment and other misconduct? David Bonderman does. Just as Uber was announcing a host of changes , one more came Tuesday when the billionaire businessman resigned from Uber's board of directors. Earlier Tuesday, Bonderman had interrupted fellow board member... More »

Aly Raisman: 'Sexist' TSA Agent Doubted My Muscles

Olympic gymnast describes 'rude and uncomfortable' interaction with male agent

(Newser) - Aly Raisman, a three-time Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, says she was the victim of some uncomfortable sexism at the hands of the TSA. The 22-year-old shared the story on her Twitter account Wednesday, the AP reports. It started when a female TSA worker told Raisman she recognized her by... More »

Machine Learning Has a Weakness: Humans

Study finds that artificial intelligence can adopt our racism, sexism

(Newser) - Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, and algorithms with machine-learning applications are proving skillful at things like playing poker, lip-reading, and, unfortunately, being biased. Researchers at Princeton proved the point in an experiment involving an algorithm known as GloVe , which has learned about 840 billion words... More »

UK Tabloid's Brexit Cover Is Being Ripped as Sexist

2 female leaders met on serious political matters; 'Daily Mail' showed off their legs

(Newser) - A Daily Mail editor looking for a clever phrase to sound like "Brexit" should've perhaps plumbed the rhyming dictionary a bit further. Instead, the UK tabloid's Tuesday front cover settled on "Legs-it!," which sounds somewhat like "sexist," which is how many are now... More »

UK Lawmakers to Companies: No More High-Heel Dress Codes

Parliament debates surprisingly commonplace workplace policy

(Newser) - In a debate that has gone from office corridors to Britain's Parliament, lawmakers put their foot down Monday and told employers to stop making women wear high heels as part of corporate dress codes, the AP reports. Members of Parliament debated a ban on mandatory workplace high heels, in... More »

Polish Politician Says Women Are 'Weaker, Less Intelligent'

Janusz Korwin-Mikke says this justifies women earning less than men

(Newser) - A member of the European Parliament is facing possible punishment after stating that women "must earn less than men because they are weaker, smaller, and less intelligent," the BBC reports. According to the Huffington Post , the statement was made by 74-year-old Janusz Korwin-Mikke while the parliament was discussing... More »

Conway: Where's the Outrage Over 'Sexist' Couch Photo Joke?

Rep. Cedric Richmond's comment called 'disgusting and offensive'

(Newser) - Comments related to the photo of Kellyanne Conway kneeling on a sofa in the Oval Office drew a few laughs at the Washington Press Club Foundation's annual awards dinner Wednesday, particularly when Republican Sen. Tim Scott joked that "a whole lot worse" happened on that couch in the... More »

More Silicon Valley Sexism Accusations—This Time, Tesla

Employee files harassment suit against company on tail of complaints against Uber

(Newser) - Is it something leaking out from under the hood? First Uber was hit with sexism and harassment allegations ; now Tesla is under the microscope. But the difference between AJ Vandermeyden, who's just lodged a lawsuit against Elon Musk's electric-car giant for "pervasive harassment," and Susan Fowler,... More »

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