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Is Sexual Harassment Training Hopeless?

Most sexual harassment training is a waste of time at best and a menace to office culture at worst. That’s not the thesis of a post on a men’s rights blog, but rather the suggestion of several peer-reviewed studies at the center of a recent piece in the Guardian.

Jennifer Hudson Doesn’t Get Tony Nom, Accuses The Color Purple of Using Her for Her Fame

The 2016 Tony nominations dropped Tuesday morning, and one star’s name was conspicuously absent from the list: Jennifer Hudson, who’s earned laudatory reviews for her turn as Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple that opened on Broadway in December.

The Proto-Trolls Who Attacked the First Woman to Sell Products with Her Face On Them

Internet trolls can trace their lineage even further back than the internet itself. Long before the birth of anonymous email accounts and the Twitter mute button, people with big, important opinions used pen, paper, and the postal service to air their grievances about women in the public eye.

At the Met Gala, the Future of Fashion Was Silver, Feathered, and a Lot Like the Early 2000s

Theme parties work best as the stuff of college frat parties and middle-school spirit weeks, but no one told that to the Met Gala, where last year’s “China Through the Looking Glass” theme yielded a red carpet’s worth of Orientalist show-and-tell material.

Happy Birthday to Princess Charlotte, the British Monarchy’s Most Effective Messaging Strategy Yet

As Princess Charlotte celebrates her first birthday, let’s all congratulate the young royal on being very good at this princess thing. Pink cardigan; a pink floral dress with a Peter Pan collar; pink tights; pink bow barrette; and to...Show More Summary

In Performance Reviews, Women Get Vague Generalities While Men Get Specifics

Do employers see their male and female employees differently? Yes, in that they see the work men do a lot more clearly. That's the take-away of a new study from two Stanford researchers who ran a gendered comparison of written performance reviews. Show More Summary

The Anti-Planned Parenthood House Panel Must Go, Say 98 Members of Congress

It’s been seven months since House Republicans established the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, and it still hasn’t uncovered a single instance of what it claimed Planned Parenthood was doing: selling baby parts. In a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and panel head Rep. Show More Summary

Doctors in Houston Are Preparing the Pregnant and Would-Be Pregnant for a Zika Outbreak

Though mosquitoes haven’t yet carried the Zika virus to the U.S. mainland, communities in areas that could be affected by a future outbreak are already taking precautions. For pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant, the specter of a virus known to cause birth defects is cause for worry or an abrupt change in plans.

Reporter Who Profiled Melania Trump in a Generally Positive Light Is Inundated With Anti-Semitic Threats

On Wednesday, GQ published a long profile of Melania Trump, possible future first lady of the United States, by Julia Ioffe. Ioffe is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine (and an occasional Slate contributor) who was...Show More Summary

Fewer Teens (Especially White and Rural Ones) Are Learning About Birth Control

Despite a shift in federal policy away from abstinence-only sex education in recent years, fewer U.S. teens are getting formal instruction about birth control methods. A new data analysis from the Guttmacher Institute found that 60 percent of girls aged 15-19 reported learning about birth control in 2011-13, down from 70 percent in 2006-10. Show More Summary

Ralph Lauren’s Olympic Uniforms are Straight Out of Prep-School Hell

The U.S. Olympic team has unveiled its costumes for this summer’s closing ceremonies, and boy are they preppy. Our nation’s finest physical sporting specimens will bid farewell to Rio de Janeiro clad in striped Ts, button-down shirts,...Show More Summary

Today We Brought Our Kids to Work. You Know Who Else Should Get a Trip to the Office ...

You may have noticed that some of your co-workers are looking particularly young this Thursday. Not young like millennials, usually the token youthful presence around the office—younger. Grade-school young. Shopkins and Legos young. You’ve stumbled upon Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, observed the fourth Thursday of April at workplaces around the country.

Oklahoma Court: Making an Unconscious Victim Perform Oral Sex Isn’t Sexual Assault

It’s hard to out-daft the Oklahoma state legislature. In recent months, what is almost certainly the country’s most sadistic and ignorant lawmaking body has proposed banning HIV-positive people from marrying, preventing depressed suicidal queer youth from seeing gay-affirming therapists, and mandating anti-abortion education in public schools. Show More Summary

Yale Will Name a New Residential College After Awesome Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray

Yale University’s year-and-a-half-long naming debate has finally come to a close. In a university-wide message sent Wednesday evening, Yale president Peter Salovey announced that the campus’s two new residential colleges will be named after Anna Pauline Murray and Benjamin Franklin. Show More Summary

If You’re the Only Woman or Person of Color Being Considered for a Job, You Won’t Be Hired

According to conventional wisdom, simply getting a foot in the door is a step toward equality for women and people of color in fields dominated by white men. If hiring managers actually consider and interview women and non-whites, then women and non-whites have a good chance of actually getting ahead on their merits, right?

These Jeans Are Designed to Give You A Wedgie, Which Seems Wrong

Form has officially surpassed function at America’s best-loved dungaree company. For the sake of a more prominent butt, a new line of Levi’s jeans promises to keep wearers in a permanent state of the most common jean malfunction: the wedgie.

Men Reading Online Harassment to Women Is Powerful to Watch. But Will the Trolls Listen?

Everyone knows it’s easier to spew vitriol on the internet than to confront someone in real life. If it weren’t, the majority of online comment sections would devolve into “no, you hang up” lovefests, and all those Twitter report evaluators would have to find work as peer mediators instead.

Paul Nungesser Tries Again To Sue Columbia ... Using a Strategy That Has Never Worked Before

Last month, Paul Nungesser—the Columbia University graduate who Emma Sulkowicz accused of rape and made infamous in her “Carry that Weight (Mattress Performance)” art piece—argued in a lawsuit that his alma mater had violated his rights by allowing Sulkowicz to brand him a rapist. Show More Summary

This Subscription Sex Toy Box Wants to Be a Sex Educator, Too

There are sex toy subscription boxes, and then there are sex toy subscription boxes. When Birchbox fever hit in the early 2010s, intrepid reviewers at Alternet, Bustle, and New York magazine surveyed the landscape of new services that popped up promising a monthly or quarterly shipment of bedroom products.

Can a “Teaching Moment” Over a Sexist Artwork Really Combat Rape Culture at UVA?

On university campuses littered with symbols of sexism and racism, it can be convenient to think that simply acknowledging the sins canonized in artworks or committed by the namesakes of buildings is a solution. After all, talking about them is far easier than removing or replacing them.

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