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Court: Man Who Wouldn't Shake Woman's Hand Can't Be Citizen

Judges reject doctor applying for German naturalization after he spurned official's gesture

(Newser) - A court has decided that a Muslim doctor from Lebanon who aced his German naturalization exam shouldn't be awarded citizenship after all, after he refused to shake hands with the female official who tried to give him his naturalization certificate. Per Deutsche Welle , the 40-year-old doctor, who studied in... More »

Same Classic Novel, Except for One Thing

In a first, Middlemarch, other books attributed to their female authors

(Newser) - One name has graced the cover of Middlemarch, one of the great British novels, since its publication 150 years ago. But it isn't that of the author. George Eliot is the male pen name of Mary Ann Evans, whose work might not have been accepted without it. It's... More »

A Female Air Force Pilot Makes History

Capt. Emily Thompson flew an F-35 into combat

(Newser) - "It's a pretty big honor." So said Capt. Emily Thompson after becoming the first woman to fly a stealth fighter jet into combat, Fox News reports. The Air Force says Thompson, call sign "Banzai," flew the F-35A Lightning II in a combat sortie and was... More »

The Wing, Rocked by Controversy, Bids Adieu to CEO

Audrey Gelman resigns from the Wing after backlash from employees

(Newser) - When the Wing was launched in 2016, it was designed to be a co-working space and social club for women only. Now, CEO and co-founder Audrey Gelman has stepped down, amid accusations the startup doesn't put its feminist and racial equality ideals into practice. "The decision is the... More »

Poll Sees Big Problem for Trump With Women

NBC calls it a widening 'canyon'

(Newser) - A spate of new polls, some public, some internal, suggest trouble for President Trump's 2020 campaign. One in particular sees a growing problem with his support among women. The details:
  • CNN: The latest poll from CNN has Joe Biden up by 14 points overall, 55% to 41%. Last month,
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Female CEOs Just Made a Record Fortune 500 List

37 of the companies in the annual ranking are run by women—a record high

(Newser) - This year's Fortune 500 list is out, and the top 10 companies are the same ones that made it in 2019, with Walmart in the No. 1 spot for the eighth year in a row. The real story attracting buzz, though, is that 37 of the companies are led... More »

Pope Assembles Experts to Weigh Idea of Women Deacons

A 2016 commission couldn't come to a consensus

(Newser) - The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men. The 10-member commission, the second of Francis' pontificate to study the fraught issue, includes equal numbers of men... More »

Maduro Makes 'Bizarre' Ask of Venezuela's Women

Venezuelan president wants female citizens to have lots of babies 'for the good of the country'

(Newser) - The Venezuelan president hasn't said much about his supposed new health-care plan for women—some aren't even sure if there even is an actual plan, notes the Guardian —but the instructions Nicolas Maduro offered on Tuesday to female citizens generated instant backlash. "Give birth!" Maduro... More »

10 Best, Worst US States for the Ladies

Massachusetts comes in at No. 1, Louisiana is dead last

(Newser) - Women make up just over half of the population in America, so one would think that health care, job opportunities, and goodwill toward working parents as they relate to women would be a top priority. WalletHub took a look at all 50 states, plus the District at Columbia, analyzing two... More »

Mom Told to Cover Breastfeeding: 'I Got Angry'

Samantha McIntosh pushed back against Chick-fil-A

(Newser) - Cover my breastfeeding? OK ... I think. A Georgia woman agreed to a Chick-fil-A manager's request Monday—seems a customer had complained—but then got upset about it, CNN reports. "As I sit there in this family friendly restaurant I start to simmer," writes Samantha McIntosh on Facebook... More »

For Only 2nd Time, Women Have Done This in the Workforce

Not since 2010 have women held more jobs than the guys

(Newser) - In what the Wall Street Journal says could be a sign of the "future of the American workforce," Labor Department data released Friday revealed who's taken hold of the most jobs in the US—and it's the ladies. Not counting the self-employed and farmworkers, women held... More »

JLo Admits She Nearly Turned to Stripping

The actor/singer/producer says it was tempting when she 'was broke and eating pizza'

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez knows how to play a stripper—her role in Hustlers scored her a Golden Globe nomination—and now, she admits, she nearly became one. "There was a moment in my life when my friends, who were also dancers, told me about making thousands of dollars at clubs... More »

2019 Was a 'Banner Year' for Female Filmmakers: Study

USC finds first gain in jobs overall in 13 years

(Newser) - Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director's chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before. Women directed 12 of 2019’s 100 top-grossing films in 2019, according to a... More »

Amazon Women Were Real

Archaeologists uncover a burial site in western Russia

(Newser) - Tales of warrior women on horseback with bow and arrow—you know, like in Wonder Woman—are looking truer by the day. A new find adds to growing evidence that female warriors really did fight and die on the Eurasian steppes, the Washington Post reports. A team led by archaeologist... More »

For First Time, a Big Gender Shift for Med Students

After steady rise over past few years, women now make up the majority of US medical students

(Newser) - Some research has shown that female patients fare better when seen by women doctors, per Today —which means the latest news out of the Association of American Medical Colleges this week may put many ladies' minds at ease. For the first time ever, the majority of students—50.5%... More »

The Ladies Will Handle the Moderating at Next Dem Debate

Journos Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Ashley Parker, Kristen Welker lined up

(Newser) - It's not yet clear where in Georgia the next Democratic debate will take place, but one major detail has just been hammered out for the MSNBC /Washington Post event on Nov. 20: the moderating panel. It's one made up of all female journalists, with repeat moderator Rachel Maddow... More »

They Made Her Wear Heels to Work. So She Started #KuToo

Artist Yumi Ishikawa is leading campaign to ban high heels requirements in the workplace

(Newser) - Workplace dress codes can be annoying, but in Japan, there's a crusade to get rid of one mandate in particular, and it comes with its own hashtag: #KuToo. CNN notes the campaign and hashtag—a play on two words meaning "shoes" and "pain," and meant to... More »

Here's How to Fix Trump's Neglect on Women

Cathy Russell wants to see new women's adviser

(Newser) - Dozens of countries have a Cabinet-level official charged with tackling women's issues. It's about time the US—in which that role is spread across government agencies—gets one, too, according to Cathy Russell, whose former role as US ambassador-at-large for global women's issues hasn't been filled... More »

Female CEOs Are Paid Well, but There's a Catch

They run just 19 of 340 companies analyzed for AP

(Newser) - The few women who are CEOs of the largest US companies typically make more money than their male counterparts but aren't close to the top of the leaderboard for pay packages. The median pay package for female CEOs in the 2018 fiscal year was $12.7 million, compared with... More »

Office Temperatures Really Are 'Sexist'

Researchers see how women fare in warmer rooms

(Newser) - The sweater. The jacket. The shawl. Women have ways of coping with office temperatures, which are geared for the faster male metabolism . Now there's a study showing that women actually perform better when it's warmer, the Smithsonian reports. Researchers recruited 543 German college students, male and female, and... More »

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