Tag: Sexism

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‘Work From Home’ Causing Spike in Gender and Racial Harassment According to Survey from Ellen Pao’s ‘Project Include’

Workers in the tech industry have experienced a dramatic increase in harassment based on gender, age, race and ethnicity while working remotely over the last year, according to a new survey from the Silicon Valley nonprofit advocacy group, Project Include. Shannon Bond of NPR has reported that the increases in…

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Most Congressional Interns are White, New Study Reveals

In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, a new study from a D.C.-based advocacy organization, Pay Our Interns has found that most young adults interning in congressional offices are white. In a review of more than 8,500 pages of payroll data tracking interns who had paid positions…

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Tokyo’s Olympic Committee Names New President After Scandal Over Sexist Comments From Previous Leader

Following a scandal over sexist remarks made by its former chair, the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee has named a new president: Japanese athlete-turned-politician Seiko Hashimoto. A former cyclist and speed skater who competed in seven Summer and Winter Olympics, Hashimoto steps into a highly volatile role as Tokyo Olympic Organizing…

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Apple Card Algorithm Accused of Gender Discrimination

Users of Apple’s new credit card are accusing the company of using lending algorithms that discriminate against women. Financial regulators are now investigating. Software developer David Heinemeier Hansson made his complaints public on Twitter on Nov. 7, saying the credit line Apple offered him was 20 times better than what…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes Heat for Price of Haircut, Highlighting Catch 22 Women Face on Appearance

The internet was abuzz Wednesday over the reported market price haircut Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) received last month. The Washington Times, a conservative outlet, reported Wednesday that Ocasio-Cortez spent nearly $300 at Last Tangle In Washington Salon, breaking that down into an $80 haircut and $180 lowlights (and factoring in…