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Tucker Carlson Mocks M&M Characters' Modern Makeover

Company behind iconic candy strives for more diversity and equality

(Newser) - Update: Fox News host Tucker Carlson dedicated part of his Friday show to mocking M&M's character update, zeroing in particularly on the more sensible footwear the green and brown candies now wear. Newsweek reports Carlson pointed out the green M&M had ditched her "sexy boots" because,...

Boys, Young Men Getting Short End of Mortality Stick
In Deaths of Young
People, a Stark
Gender Gap

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In Deaths of Young People, a Stark Gender Gap

New research finds nearly 2/3 of deaths worldwide in 2019 in 10-24 age group were boys, young men

(Newser) - A group of researchers examined long-term mortality trends among young people, and one finding especially sticks out. Per the study published Saturday in the Lancet journal , males are more likely than their female counterparts to die young, and in many nations, that gender gulf is only getting bigger. The research—...

A Tech CEO Transitioned, Was Shocked by What She Found

Natalie Egan quickly discovered how differently she was treated as a woman

(Newser) - When it comes to knowing how male and female entrepreneurs are treated differently, it's hard to argue that Natalie J. Egan knows it best. Egan was assigned male at birth and raised as a boy, and a decade ago she was a full-on "tech bro," writes Stephanie...

Looking for Gender Equality? Here's Where to Go

Nevada takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking, while Utah comes in last

(Newser) - The glass ceiling may have many deep cracks in it, but it hasn't yet been shattered—at least not in terms of the pay gap or women consistently finding equal footing in leadership positions. And the workplace isn't the only arena in which women are still battling gender...

What Happens When 2 Billionaires' Exes Team Up? This

MacKenzie Scott, Melinda French Gates donate $40M to programs supporting gender equality

(Newser) - We don't know (though we'd love to) what the flies on the wall hear when MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates get together, but one of their recent conversations apparently took a philanthropic turn. The two billionaires—and exes of former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder...

Athlete Fired Over Pregnancy Battles Team

Italy debates lack of legal protections for women in sports

(Newser) - An Italian volleyball player's legal fight with her club after she became pregnant and was fired has led to a debate that has involved national political leaders. Among other issues, the case highlights Italy's lack of legal protections for female professional athletes, the New York Times reports. When...

Taylor Swift Is, Literally, 'The Man'

Singer transforms in self-directed music video about gender inequality

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new song "The Man" is a no-nonsense take on sexism, in which the singer envisions how life would be different if she were male. "If I was out flashin' my dollas, I'd be a b----, not a baller," she sings. As a man,...

Women's Soccer Players Name Their Price in Suit

They want $66M in damages from US Soccer Federation over unequal pay

(Newser) - Players on the US women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation, per the AP . The damages were included in slew of papers filed Thursday in US District Court in Los Angeles ahead of...

Equal Pay Is Coming. In 257 Years
Equal Pay Is Coming.
In the Year 2277
new report

Equal Pay Is Coming. In the Year 2277

World Economic Forum is out with its annual Global Gender Gap Report

(Newser) - The good news: A new report finds women and men in the workplace will eventually achieve gender parity. The bad news: That won't happen until right around 2277. The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report finds that at the current rate of change, the gender pay gap...

Could Virginia Be Set to Change the Constitution? Maybe

With its legislature in Democratic hands, it's expected to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

(Newser) - Could Virginia's election results end up changing the US Constitution? Maybe. Democrats flipped both houses of the state legislature in Tuesday's election, giving them control of both the legislature and the governorship for the first time in 26 years—and they say they'll use that control to...

In 6 States, #FreeTheNipple Spurs Reversal on Topless Ban

Federal court nixes prohibition on women going without shirts in Colorado, 5 other states

(Newser) - Two women sued the city of Fort Collins, Colo., for the right to go topless. Now, six states in total will reap the benefits of their ban-busting efforts after a federal appeals court overturned the city's prohibition on women sans shirts and the city opted not to appeal. KUTV...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Gender Equality

Maine is looking good for women's rights

(Newser) - Despite making up more than half the US population, women are still lagging behind their male counterparts in pay and in leadership positions, and still claiming the lion's share of minimum-wage jobs. Some states are making better strides than others in closing the gender gap, per WalletHub , which looked...

Women With Male Twins May End Up Paying a Price
Women With Male Twins
May End Up Paying a Price
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Women With Male Twins May End Up Paying a Price

They generally fare worse at school and at work, and testosterone in womb may play a role

(Newser) - Women with a twin brother don't do as well in school and earn less money than women with a twin sister, and a new study suggests testosterone is one reason. They're less likely to marry and have children, as well. Researchers see the natural exposure to their brother'...

6 Nations Have Legal Equality Among Sexes. US Isn't Even Close

'A typical economy only gives women three-quarters the rights of men'

(Newser) - Women in Europe have it best, legally-speaking. Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia, Luxembourg, and Sweden are the only countries that offer legal equality for men and women, according to a report by the World Bank. It looked at 35 indicators related to jobs, marriage, personal safety, property ownership, travel, inheritance, and...

The Women Lined Up to Form a Chain. 5M of Them

A day later, 2 women managed to enter the Sabarimala shrine

(Newser) - A 385-mile-long wall was erected in India on Tuesday, but it was one made of flesh and bone. The "women's wall" was a human chain that formed in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the face of the still-contentious situation involving the Sabarimala shrine. It's a...

Top Flutist Makes $250K a Year, and Is Suing Over It

Elizabeth Rowe argues the BSO has refused to pay her the same as her male colleague

(Newser) - When the Boston Symphony Orchestra's selection committee heard 29-year-old Elizabeth Rowe audition, it didn't know her gender: As Geoff Edgers writes in a lengthy piece for the Washington Post , the orchestra's blind auditions dictate that a screen obscures the musician's identity. She landed her "dream...

NBA Star Responds After Girl's Plea About His Shoes

Riley Morrison wanted to know why Steph Curry sneakers came only in 'boys' sizes

(Newser) - Riley Morrison knew which shoes she wanted on her feet as she kicked off her basketball season. Unfortunately, she appeared not to have the right feet. "Girls want to rock the Curry 5s too," the 9-year-old Golden State Warriors fan from Napa, Calif., wrote in a letter to...

Trump to G-7: Don't You Dare Retaliate Against Me

President tells other countries not to counter with tariffs

(Newser) - Exiting a world summit with characteristic bravado, President Donald Trump delivered a stark warning Saturday to America's trading partners not to counter his decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the AP reports. Despite his sharp differences with US allies, the president insisted he has a "...

Salma Hayek: Time's Up on Actors' Fat Paychecks

Says Hollywood's leading men can't grab so much of the pie if they're serious about pay equality

(Newser) - Fresh off a silent protest on the Cannes red carpet over the dearth of women-directed films to play the festival, Salma Hayek is beating the drum for pay equality, telling the Guardian that the leading men in Hollywood need to take a pay cut: "Time's up. You had...

Michael B. Jordan Answers Frances McDormand's Call

His production company will require inclusion riders for its projects

(Newser) - Michael B. Jordan, obviously in need of some good press after indirectly breaking that poor woman's retainer , has announced his production company will require inclusion riders for all of its projects, Mashable reports. According to the New York Times , the Black Panther star is the first major actor to...

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