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The 'Peloton' Fight Is Far From Over

Actress Monica Ruiz is now in an Aviation Gin commercial

(Newser) - The so-called "Peloton Girl" is back and apparently needs good, stiff drink—or at least that's how she's portrayed in a new Aviation Gin commercial, Marie Claire reports. It opens with the actress, Monica Ruiz, looking traumatized before she and two girlfriends toast "to new beginnings.... More »

Peloton Defends Widely Criticized Ad

'We're disappointed in how some have misinterpreted this commercial'

(Newser) - It's been criticized as sexist , compared to an episode of Black Mirror, and linked to a steep drop in the company's share price—but Peloton is standing by its controversial holiday ad . The ad, which can be seen here , features a woman, who is already slim when she... More »

Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford

(Newser) - Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated,"... More »

Prof With 'Stunningly Ignorant' Views Gets to Keep Job

First Amendment protects Eric Rasmusen, says Indiana University

(Newser) - The dean of the business school Eric Rasmusen teaches at calls his views "reprehensible"; Indiana University Provost Lauren Robel says they're "stunningly ignorant." But despite posts on his private social media accounts Robel deems "racist, sexist, and homophobic," Rasmusen won't lose his job... More »

Finance Bigwig at Summit: 'I Want to Talk About What's in Your Pants'

Fisher Investments has now lost nearly $1B after sexist remarks at CEO conference

(Newser) - Cities across the US have entrusted Fisher Investments with shepherding their pension investments, but several have now bailed after the firm's founder made sexist comments at a conference in San Francisco last week. CNBC reports the city of Boston is the latest to drop Fisher, withdrawing nearly $250 million... More »

Company Shames Applicant for Swimsuit Pic, Gets Massive Backlash

Well, that didn't go the way company apparently thought it would

(Newser) - After Emily Clow applied for a marketing position at an Austin-based business, the company asked for additional application materials. But rather than getting hired, the 24-year-old ended up getting shamed. Clow had shared her social media accounts with Kickass Masterminds, a firm that promises to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses,... More »

Girl, 17, Disqualified From Swim Race Over 'Suit Wedgie'

The controversy is rocking Alaska's close-knit swimming community

(Newser) - An Alaska high school swimmer won the 100-meter freestyle at Friday night's meet, only to be disqualified—apparently because her swimsuit had ridden up during the race. Breckynn Willis, 17, is described by the Washington Post as a "champion" on Anchorage's Dimond High School team, but she... More »

At Confirmation Hearing, Woman Chastised for Being Childless

Critics are blasting remarks of S. Korea's Jeong Kab-yoon to female economics professor

(Newser) - A renowned economics professor in South Korea is the first female nominated to head up the country's fair-trade commission, but even though she seems to have the professional credentials, one politician says she's got one big gap that makes her nomination iffy: She's single and childless. "... More »

Kid Rock Accuses Taylor Swift of 'Oldest Move in the Book'

Makes crude reference in online political attack against Swift, who he says 'wants to be a Democrat'

(Newser) - Kid Rock is picking a fight with Taylor Swift, and it's political, with a "twisted oral sex remark" thrown in for good measure, TMZ reports. On Friday, the 48-year-old singer posted a tweet that was immediately called misogynistic and abusive . "Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat... More »

Candidate: No Way Female Journalist Is Following Me

Robert Foster is following the 'Billy Graham Rule'

(Newser) - A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says he would not let a woman journalist follow him while campaigning unless she was accompanied by a male colleague—and now he's trying to raise campaign money based on that because he says the "liberal media" are attacking him, the AP... More »

A Diner's Menu Offer Sparks Debate: Is It Really Sexist?

Mama D's Diner lets people order a little extra for the 'girlfriend'

(Newser) - A restaurant's special "girlfriend" offer is lighting up the Internet and sparking debate about possible sexism. It all began June 28 when Nick Chisler posted the "My Girlfriend is Not Hungry" listing from an Arkansas diner on Facebook , per CBS News . The cheeky menu option at Mama... More »

Job Seeker Gets Recruiter Email With Offensive Movie Line

Connie Cheung was 'shocked' agency worker sent her racist line from 'Full Metal Jacket'

(Newser) - When Connie Cheung received an email from a recruiting agency about an office manager assistant position she'd applied for, what should've been info on the next steps for the job was something entirely different. "Me love you long time," was the only message in the email... More »

Duterte Reveals His 'Former' Sexuality

'I cured myself,' says the Philippines president

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte—a political hardliner who faces accusations of mass murder —apparently came out as ex-gay during a speech before calling four women to the stage to kiss him, the New York Daily News reports. At the Thursday event in Japan, Duterte also claimed that a gay... More »

Tiger Woods' Ex-Coach Offends With 'Lee' Quip About Women

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' former coach has been suspended from his SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show after Wednesday comments viewed as racist and sexist. On the "Hank Haney Show," Haney laughingly predicted "a Korean" would win this week's US Women's Open, adding "I couldn't name... 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 »

Theron: This Is How Hollywood 'Slaps You in the Face'

Actor tells the story of 'Wonder Woman' casting offer

(Newser) - For Charlize Theron, it was a defining moment—and one that reflects how Hollywood recasts women the moment they turn 40, USA Today reports. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the actor responded to a rumor she had turned down the film role of Wonder Woman, which... More »

Trolls Target Female Scientist

Online commentators diminish the work of Katie Boumann

(Newser) - Katie Boumann's rise to scientific stardom came with a downside: online trolls who claimed her work was really done by a man, CNN reports. The 29-year-old MIT graduate helped create the algorithms and imaging process that allowed scientists to produce the first-ever image of a black hole on Wednesday.... More »

How a World Built for Men Is Killing Women

Caroline Criado Perez exposes data bias in her new book, 'Invisible Women'

(Newser) - From car design to bulletproof vests, Caroline Criado Perez sees a pattern: The world is designed for men, and women are suffering for it. In her new book Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, Perez says we're making vital decisions based mostly on data... More »

A Governor Wore a Blue Dress. It Somehow Became a Big Deal

Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer blasts TV station for giving oxygen to comments on her attire

(Newser) - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talked about infrastructure, drinking water, and LGBT rights during her State of the State address on Tuesday, but a good number of viewers were apparently hyperfocused on something else: the cobalt blue dress she was wearing. And, per the AP , a segment on Detroit TV station... More »

Japan's Women Are Sick of This Valentine's Day Tradition

The ladies aren't really feeling 'giri choco,' or 'obligation chocolates,' for their male co-workers

(Newser) - In Japan, there are all kinds of chocolate that women hand out on Valentine's Day: There's "honmei choco" ("true feelings chocolate") that their romantic interests or partners receive, as well as "tomo choco" ("friend chocolate") given to platonic pals, usually other females.... More »

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