International Women's Day

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Jessica Chastain Gives Random Woman $2K

They didn't even agree on politics

(Newser) - Jessica Chastain celebrated International Women's Day by donating $2,000 to a woman who was apparently in need , reports ABC News . The Molly's Game actor had engaged in an Instagram exchange with Karin Schulz, who said she was short of money for a fertility treatment. The two didn'... More »

Teri Hatcher Denies She's Broke and Homeless

Former 'Desperate Housewives' star stands up to tabloid

(Newser) - Teri Hatcher says she's standing up to tabloid bullies. The former Desperate Housewives actor denies that she's homeless, penniless, and living in a van, despite a report in Star magazine to that effect, People reports. "On the cover yesterday [Star magazine has] an article that says exactly... More »

Branding Misfires on Women's Day 2018

McDonald's, Mattel come under criticism, and Spain's women go on strike

(Newser) - Thursday is International Women's Day, an annual event getting more attention than usual in 2018 because it's the first in the wake of the #MeToo movement. As expected, brands ( including McDonald's ) are looking to capitalize, though critics are calling out examples of perceived misfires. Here'... More »

McDonald's Arches Look a Little Weird Today

Chain flips them online to honor women, and at one actual restaurant

(Newser) - If you happen to come across any McDonald's ads online Thursday or visit the company website , one thing will look a little odd—the iconic arches will be flipped to form a W instead of an M. The reason? To honor International Women's Day, reports CNN . In fact,... More »

13 Detained at Trump Tower 'Day Without a Woman' March

NYPD says women are in custody, but no charges at this point

(Newser) - Thirteen women were detained while taking part in a "Day Without a Woman" march outside New York's Trump International Hotel and Tower, the NYPD says. The department wouldn't identify who was detained and wouldn't classify the detentions as arrests, though the women are in custody, CNN... More »

'Day Without a Woman' Hits US

Many women are on strike

(Newser) - It's International Women's Day, and many women are staying home from work, refusing to buy anything, and attending rallies dressed in red as part of the "Day Without a Woman" protest in the US. Organizers of the women's marches that were held after President Trump's... More »

Female Workers Should Check Out These Countries

Get thee to the Nordic nations

(Newser) - International Women's Day means global protests , "defiant" statues , and examining which countries are the best ones to work in if you're female. The Economist looks at the latter via its "glass ceiling index," which merges data on higher education, child care expenses, and salary, among... More »

Wall Street's Famous Bronze Bull Has 'Defiant' New Frenemy

'Fearless Girl' installed by investment firm in the name of corporate gender diversity

(Newser) - Wednesday is International Women's Day, as well as the International Women's Strike and "A Day Without a Woman," and one bronzed young lady isn't taking any bull when it comes to celebrating them. A New York City firm erected a statue of what Business Insider... More »

What to Expect During 'Day Without a Woman'

Some schools are closing for Wednesday's protest

(Newser) - International Women's Day is March 8, and coinciding with the occasion this year is another event that's prompting some schools to close for the day. BuzzFeed reports that hundreds of teachers in North Carolina and Virginia indicated they'd be absent for Wednesday's "Day Without a... More »

Women's March Organizers Announce Date of General Strike

The action for gender equality takes place on International Women's Day

(Newser) - An estimated 2.6 million people worldwide took part in the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches last month, Bustle reports. Now the organizers of that event are hoping similar numbers will stay home—or at least not show up to work. According to an announcement Tuesday,... More »

Best, Worst Places to Be Female

Iceland, Rwanda, and Norway top the Independent's 'best' list

(Newser) - With International Women's Day coming up Thursday, should we weep or rejoice? While British women will likely face 14 more elections before women equal men in Parliament, women in Qatar are far more likely to attend university than men. That said, the Independent picked its best and worse nations... More »

Women Gather to Promote Peace

Reps from 45 nations discuss using 'compassion' against war

(Newser) - Female community leaders from 45 nations—many of them embroiled in conflicts—are meeting at a unique week-long peace conference in India called "Making Way for the Feminine." The participants represent a religiously diverse group seeking ways for women to play a more prominent role in resolving conflicts... More »

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