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    Nearly half a decade after the story broke, we’re getting an inside, big-screen look at the reporting behind the New York Times’ bombshell piece exposing Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator. The story made waves in the film industry, exposing a flurry of folks who had abused their power with sexual misconduct, sending #MeToo to the very top of the trending page in 2017. The first trailer for She Said gives insight to the reporting done behind the scenes by journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, played respectively by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan. And while the first trailer does have Spotlight-levels of thrill, folks on social media have pointed out a big plot hole: Brad Pitt, who executive produced the film, has been accused of domestic violence against Angelina Jolie. What’s the value of pointing out some of Hollywood’s biggest misdemeanors when an alleged abuser is profiting from the film? Haven’t we learned from our mistakes? Pushing the envelope even further, Pitt reportedly knew about Weinstein’s behavior—the actor confronted the producer back in 1996 trying to protect Gwyneth...
    Tennis has the lowest gender pay gap in sports with women players earning 34.32% less than their male counterparts, according to recent study by money.co.uk.  However, in 2019, Forbes published a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world, and Serena Williams was the only woman to make it into the top 100. Some major players have been very vocal about the pay gap, including Serena herself and her sister Venus, who described the discrepancy as 'a slap in the face'. Meanwhile Novak Djokovic has offered an opposing view, on one occasion famously saying men's games 'attract more spectators'.  VENUS WILLIAMS Tennis has the lowest gender pay gap in sports with women players earning 34.32% less than their male counterparts and Venus Williams has been a vocal advocate for equal pay branding it 'a slap in the face' American player Venus Williams has been a vocal advocate for equal pay in tennis. In 2005,  she spoke to Grand Slam board members the day before the Women's Singles final at Wimbledon, and told them to 'think about their daughters and their wives and sisters'. She...
    ELIZABETH II was crowned Queen in a man’s world, but just how much has the UK changed for women during her 70-year reign? "My dad had to be there when I opened a bank account at 20", says Freda Davis. 8Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation in 1953 8Freda Davis says: 'I never thought that at the age of 80 I’d be arguing over what being a woman actually means' Freda, 80, is a retired teacher who lives with husband Peter, 74, a retired lecturer in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. They have one grown-up son Tom, and a four-year-old granddaughter. “I first realised that society viewed boys and girls differently when I was around seven and someone told me I couldn’t play with Meccano because it was ‘for boys’. "A few years later, my older sister informed me that – as a female – I would need to marry to be able to buy or rent a home. Read More on FabulousPLATINUM JUBI-GLEE Queen raises nation's spirits with first Platinum Jubilee appearance CRUEL WORDS Trolls asked if I was...
    Jill Biden ended her last day in Ecuador with a tour of some of its churches with first lady Maria de Lourdes Alcivar de Lasso. The two women toured the historic La Compania de Jesus Church, an ornate cathedral in downtown Quito that took over 160 years to build. They walked down the aisle, with Alcivar de Lasso pointing out details of the gold leaf, the arch ways, the gilded sealing and the statues of saints in nooks around the basilica. Biden and Alcivar de Lasso each lit a candle by the alter although the first lady smiled and declined to answer when later asked who she lit her candle for. Alcivar de Lasso took communion. Biden, who is not Catholic, did not. Biden then made an unscheduled stop at the Immaculate Conception church. Alcivar de Lasso invited her to visit and Biden accepted. The two women spent 30 minutes alone in the church with just their security and aides after having spent the past three days together. ‘We’ve become friends,’ Biden said Thursday of Alcivar de Lasso. And that...
    (CNN)On International Women's Day, CNN's As Equals team published the findings of an exclusive poll showing the extent to which women in the world's richest nations feel unsupported by their governments. The poll showed that an average of 60% of women in G7 nations feel their governments have failed to support them in dealing with changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. It also detailed the areas where women are particularly hurting at the moment. The poll revealed a major gap between government pledges to build back better in a way that "promotes equality, especially gender equality" following the pandemic, and the reality of how women in their populations actually feel. Following the revelation, CNN asked the G7 governments what they plan to do about it. CanadaRead MoreCanada was the first to reply. Marci Len, the country's Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, said: "We know that gender equality and economic recovery are interconnected in so many ways. From the onset of the pandemic, we understood that women were disproportionately impacted, and we took immediate action to support...
    DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is it not perfectly acceptable for a sister-in-law to call to have a brother-in-law visit the child of his brother (her husband)? I am that sister-in-law, and my irritating, obnoxious sister-in-law (that brother-in-law’s wife) tried to make it seem like it was an unheard-of thing to do: “I could never see myself calling to have my husband’s brother visit his brother’s child.” Neither her husband nor mine (nor even myself, stupidly) corrected her at the time. I wish I had, because even with logic, there is nothing wrong with that. I know it is a rule of etiquette. GENTLE READER: And yet both the logic and the etiquette escape Miss Manners at the moment. (As did the relationships, at first, but she thinks she has sorted them out. An uncle is being asked to visit a niece or nephew, correct? Why so many “in-laws,” “husbands” and “brothers”?) Related Articles Miss Manners: The bride says no strangers at the wedding, and now it’s my problem Miss Manners: This nasty conflict blew up my friend...
    Transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, 22, was back in the pool on Saturday where she continued to beat fellow swimmers, leaving them in her wake. Competing during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Thomas won the Women's 100m and Women's 200m Freestyle races, although the margin's were far narrower than in previous races she won in 2021.  Thomas won her 100m race in 50.55 seconds with her closest competitor coming in at 51.51. In the 200m race, she won in 1:47.08 with the second place being secured in 1:48.44.  Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas competes in the 200 meter freestyle during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard on Saturday Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, right, towers over her teammates as she dries off after after warming up with the team before the  NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, center, competes against Harvard's Erin Cavanagh, left, and Harvard's Felici Passadyn at the start of the women's 200 meter freestyle race during the an NCAA college swimming meet ...
    Neither Reich nor Sinema by early Thursday afternoon replied to requests for comment from TheBlaze regarding the tweet. How have folks reacted to the tweet? It's quite apparent from glancing at tweets directed to Reich that many users are unhappy with him over words that seem to advocate violence toward Sinema. Conservative commentator and radio host Jason Rantz told Reich "and yet the only one you recommended people physically abuse was the one female Democrat." Author and comedian Tim Young called Reich a "very tiny 'man'" who "supports violence against women... not shocking at all." Others were equally appalled: "So beating women is A-OK with you?" another commenter asked Reich. "And this is your response? WOW. Big tough guy huh? Does it work? You knock women around if you don’t get your way?" another user asked Reich. "Nah, you tell others to do it..typical Dem getting someone else to do your dirty work." "And you encouraged beating women because they don’t fall in line with what you expect of them," another commenter...
    James Franco has admitted it was 'hurtful' Seth Rogen said he had 'no plans to work with him in the future' after his sexual misconduct accusations came to light. During a very candid conversation, the actor, 43, said he has spoken out now as he 'doesn't want Seth or my brother or anyone to have to answer for him anymore'.  Speaking on the SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Podcast, James said he 'absolutely loves Seth' who he worked with on films such as Pineapple Express, This is The End and The Interview.    Upset: James Franco has admitted it was 'hurtful' Seth Rogen said he had 'no plans to work with him in the future' after his sexual misconduct accusations came to light (pictured in 2014) In January of 2018, five women told the Los Angeles Times that Franco had been sexually inappropriate or exploitative with them. One detailed how Franco removed plastic guards from actress' vulvas during a sex scene while simulating oral sex. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I could never be faithful to anybody': James Franco admits......
    Vice President Kamala Harris held a private meeting with black feminist activist Cora Masters Barry - who publicly said 'f*** white women' on a Zoom call before last year's presidential election in which she accused Donald Trump supporters of 'wearing a white sheet.' Barry, 76, attended the meeting held by Harris on Monday along with other members of the Black Women Leaders and Allies, where they discussed topics such as civil rights and voting issues.     The wife of late DC mayor Marion Barry made the infamous derogatory comment last November during a public Zoom call about the 2020 election with Rolling Out CEO Munson Steed and fellow activist Melanie Campbell. 'F*** white women,' Barry said in the Zoom call. 'Excuse me — forget the white women. They’re going to do what the white men tell them to do.' 'They be smiling in their faces, they want to stay in charge. I don't care nothing about them, we gotta do what we gotta do,' she added.  Black feminist activist Cora Masters Barry, who attended a meeting with Kamala Harris on Monday,...
    An Alabama probate judge who allegedly said George Floyd ‘got what he deserved,’ talked about his sex life in the workplace, showed his employees pornographic videos, and scanned women’s bodies while ogling their breasts is set to be removed from office. A state judicial ethics court on Friday ruled unanimously to remove Probate Judge Randy Jinks of Talladega County from his position on the bench. Employees of Jinks allege that he once remarked about Floyd: ‘I don’t see anything wrong with the police killing him’ and that he ‘pretty much got what he deserved.’ Floyd is the 46-year-old black man who died at the hands of Minneapolis police in May of last year - igniting nationwide protests, demonstrations, and rioting. Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who was filmed kneeling on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes, was convicted in Floyd's death. He is serving a 22-and-a-half year prison sentence.  Darrius Pearson, a black employee, testified in May 2019 that after Jinks saw his new car, he remarked that he could not afford one on his judge’s salary. ‘What...
    AFTER doing the school run one morning, mum-of-four Katie Taylor, stopped mid-sentence and suddenly felt her mind go completely blank. She couldn't remember where she was, what she was doing and was terrified. 3Doctors thought Kate had Alzeihmers but in reality, she was going through the menopauseCredit: Supplied 3Katie lives in north-west London with her husband HughCredit: Supplied “I had just dropped the kids off at school, and even though it was something I did everyday, I could not remember where I’d parked the car,” the 52-year-old tells Fabulous. “I flew into a panic: my heart was pounding and my brain simply froze.” Katie put it down to being a one-off mind blip but when these brain-freezes became more and more regular she started to grow concerned. “One minute, I’d be my normal self - and the next I was just forgetting where I’d left things,” the entrepreneur from North-West London says. “It got so bad, I was beside myself with worry that I had Alzheimer's.” Katie’s says she's started to notice these changes in her...
    CLUTCHING newborn son Taylen in her arms, Amanda Lewis felt an overwhelming rush of pure, unadulterated love. It’s a feeling most new mums will experience but for fitness instructor Amanda, 34, it was extra sweet - because both Taylen, now four months, and his older brother, Oryn, three, were conceived through donor eggs after she was told she’d never be a mum. 7Amanda Lewis, 34, her husband Tom, 31 and their eldest son, Oryn, threeCredit: Supplied 7Amanda started getting periods, aged ten (pictured), but they suddenly stopped when she was 11Credit: Collect 7Amanda became uncharacteristically depressed aged 10Credit: ITV 7Proud big brother Oryn looking after the latest addition to the family, TaylenCredit: Supplied Amanda, who is speaking out as part of the Fabulous Menopause Matters campaign, was one of the youngest people in the world to go through menopause, which started when she was just 11 - "I felt like I carried a dark secret, that some higher being thought I would be a bad mum so took it away from me, as if my life was already set out...
    The 'G-spot' may not really exist, researchers say.  Portuguese scientists reviewed the evidence on the elusive region, which is said to give women powerful orgasms when stimulated. Many previous studies agreed it existed, but couldn't agreed on its location, size and nature.  Writing in the journal Sexual Medicine, the team said: 'Therefore, we must conclude that its existence remains to be scientifically proven.' The researchers described the G-spot as the lost city of Atlantis, a mythical lost city written about by Greek philosopher Plato.  The G-spot, thought to be an erogenous area in the vaginal wall, has been discussed in literature since the 11th century. But despite widespread acceptance, a deluge of studies over the past few decades have failed to pinpoint whether it even exists.  Researchers have previously described the anatomical evidence of a G-spot 'scant, insufficient and weak'. But others have said such findings show 'a lack of respect for what women say', because a majority have reported having G-spot in a series of studies.  Researchers in Portugal concluded that the answers to whether the elusive G-spot existed could...
    A Colorado construction company that touts itself for its Christian values fired an employee after he was accused of telling bikini-clad teenage girls that their bodies were 'pornography.'   In a Facebook post, Mighty Hand Construction announced they 'immediately terminated' Logan Dorn after investigating the harassment charges.  The claims came after a group of teenagers filmed the moment he approached them at a public beach at a Colorado lake to lecture them about their swimsuits and compare their bikinis to 'pornography' — all while they repeatedly asked him to leave them alone. Logan Dorn, who harassed a group of teenage girls on a Colorado beach, was fired from his job at Might Hand Construction, a Christian organization  Dorn (pictured with his fiancée Mariah) was fired for violating the companies values of faith, respect, integrity, and truth. Dorn has claimed people have accused him of being an 'abusive father' since the video went viral, but he claimed he doesn't have children and is in a loving relationship with his fiancée  Dorn defended his outburst and said he harangued the teens...
    Four trans athletes that competed in the 2020 Olympics - From left: Quinn (they/them), Alana Smith (they/them), Chelsea Wolfe (she/her), Laurel Hubbard (she/her). Team Canada, Team USA, Team USA Cycling, Team New Zealand, Insider The 2020 Olympics are the first to host multiple transgender athletes in their games.  Four athletes made history this year.  Their time in Tokyo was underpinned by joy at their feats whilst being marred by online abuse.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The 2020 Olympic Games have been - to use a well-worn term  - unprecedented for many reasons.  In addition to the crowd-less stadiums, sweltering heat, and cardboard beds, the 2020 Olympic Games also hosted another first - the first outwardly transgender athletes to compete.  New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard and USA's Chelsea Wolfe, a reserve on the BMX Freestyler team, were the first trans women...
    Former President of Planned Parenthood Leana Wen speaks during a protest against abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Former Planned President Dr. Leana Wen had a miscarriage while deciding whether to leave her post. In her new book, she said the organization suggested she use the loss to explain her departure.  Instead, Wen wrote an op-ed about her miscarriage and another on her split from Planned Parenthood.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Leana Wen was given an ultimatum: Change her strategy as president of Planned Parenthood, or leave. The emergency physician and former Baltimore health commissioner had tried to position the organization as a nonpartisan healthcare institution, but its board wanted to double down on its progressive, pro-abortion advocacy.  Wen was struggling to make a decision when she learned she'd suffered a miscarriage, something that "was devastating in a way that I couldn't have anticipated," she writes in her new book, "Lifelines: A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health," out Tuesday.  The pain was...
    Brandon Bell/Getty Images, Ian MacNicol/Getty Images The US Women's Soccer Team lost to Sweden in an Olympic match earlier this week. Donald Trump used the loss as an example for why wokeism is bad for America. Trump credits the team's loss to wokeism, and he may be refering certain players' activism.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump thinks he has an explanation for the US Women's Soccer Team's puzzling loss to Sweden at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. The former president spoke at the "Rally to Protect Our Elections" in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, and blamed the team's loss on 'wokeism.'—Acyn (@Acyn) July 25, 2021  "Wokeism makes you lose, ruins your mind, and ruins you as a person. You become warped. You become demented. The US Women's Soccer team is a very good example of what's going on," Trump said. "Earlier this week they unexpectedly lost to Sweden, three-to-nothing, and Americans were happy about it." Wokeism seems to be Trump's play on the term woke or wokeness, which indicates awareness about racial prejudice and discrimination.  Trump...
    (CNN)Bekah King, Abi Roberts, and Morgan Tabor have a lot in common. They describe themselves as free spirited adventurers and fearless risk takers, all obsessed with music and the movie "Megamind."They say they also unknowingly had the same boyfriend at the same time.Following their discovery, rather than succumbing to their sadness the three young women said they dumped him, saved up money, purchased a school bus and spent over two months renovating it.On June 25, the trio took their 30-year-old bus -- which they renamed the BAM bus after their initials -- on a road trip across the Western United States and into the next chapter of their lives. The discovery that changed everythingRead MoreThe three young women made the heartbreaking discovery on a cold, snowy afternoon in December 2020, when Tabor, 21, suddenly felt waves of suspicion about her boyfriend.After deep diving into his social media, she discovered another woman's page on VSCO, a photography app, flooded with photos of her and Tabor's boyfriend. "I have no words to describe the feeling I got seeing the photo of him...
    Bill Cosby, left, and his representative Andrew Wyatt, right. Michael Abbott/Getty Images Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction was overturned Wednesday due to a procedural issue.  Andrew Wyatt, a representative for the comedian called it a "beautiful day" for women.  The reaction was starkly different from many observers who expressed outrage and hurt. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A representative for Bill Cosby reacted to his release from prison on Wednesday, describing it as a victory for women in comments to the New York Post.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby's sexual-assault conviction on Wednesday, due to a procedural issue. The 83-year-old had served nearly three years of a sentenced due to last three to 10 years sentence.  The comedian was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. But the supreme court ruled that prosecutors should never have charged Cosby due to a deal he struck with a previous district attorney.  "It's a beautiful day, not just for Bill Cosby because this is about all Americans, making sure that they get justice," Cosby's spokesman...
    A joke made by comedian Hannibal Buress back in 2014 prompted dozens of women to come forward with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby.  Buress previously opened up about the fallout after his infamous Cosby rape joke.  "I was like, ‘Oh that’s crazy,’ and then I shut my laptop," Buress said during an interview with Fox 411 back in 2015.   Buress’ joke in 2014 prompted dozens of women to come forward with assault allegations against "The Cosby Show" actor. VideoBILL COSBY SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION OVERTURNED BY PENNSYLVANIA COURT "It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f--kin’ smuggest old Black man public persona that I hate," Buress said during his joke at the time, according to Business Insider. "He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up Black people, I was on TV in the ‘80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches. ’I don't curse on stage!' But yeah you're a rapist, so… I'd take you saying lots of ‘motherf--kers’...
    Chip shortage causes Ford to slash vehicle production at several plants in July 20 Ways To Spend Less at Trader Joe’s When Gwen Berry stood on the podium to be recognized for her third-place finish in the hammer throw at the U.S. track and field Olympic Trials on June 26, she said she was shocked to hear The Star-Spangled Banner played. From ShaCarri Richardson to Simone Biles, Black women set to lead Team USA in Olympics USA TODAY See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Biden hopes new infrastructure deal unifies US USA TODAY Study: Birds bodies are shrinking, scientists blame climate change USA TODAY Florida condo collapse: Search and rescue continues in Surfside USA TODAY Arizona utility worker coaxes bear from power pole USA TODAY Post-COVID offices: Wider hallways, fewer desks USA TODAY Justice Thomas urges courage to uphold rule of law USA TODAY VP Harris in S. Carolina to push vaccine drive USA TODAY Survivor of building...
    Women are posting photos of the romantic gestures and sweet love notes left for them by their partners to prove 'romance isn't dead' in the 21st century.  A mum-of-two kickstarted the thread when she posted a photo of a heart-shaped note left for her by her husband in the bottom of their coffee machine.    Thousands of women commented on the thread sharing the little things their partners do to remind them they love them. Hundreds shared amusing photos in the thread which included notes in the bathroom, kitchen and even in lunchboxes. You mocha me crazy: A mum-of-two kickstarted a thread when she posted this photo of a cute heart-shaped note left for her by her husband in the bottom of their coffee machine I'm bananas about you: 'I regularly have this written on my banana when I take it out of my bag at work,' one mum wrote What a hoot: Another woman was lovestruck when her husband 'scattered Roses' on her bed Straight out of the notebook: 'I get notes too. And I leave...
    The media coverage of sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo represents a clear double standard compared to liberal outlets' coverage of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday. "As a career prosecutor, prior to being attorney general, you know that you have to look at what the women say," Bondi told "Fox & Friends" from Orlando, where she will be speaking at CPAC.  Bondi said that handling sexual assault allegations is a "delicate balance" and that the #MeToo movement "brought a lot of bad guys to justice." "But we saw what they put Brett Kavanaugh, a good man through and everything that you just played, that all these people said about Brett Kavanaugh, that has to be applied to Governor Cuomo," Bondi said. MEDIA DOWNPLAY CUOMO SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS, WHILE ACCUSER TAKES NO QUESTIONS After CNN finally covered bombshell sexual harassment claims leveled against Cuomo on Thursday with a story leading with his denial, critics pointed out Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh didn't receive the same treatment. CNN had been stone-silent about former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan’s sexual...
    The first Indian female president of Oxford University's students' union has stepped down after she was accused of making 'racist' and 'insensitive' social media posts. Rashmi Samant last night announced she is withdrawing as President-Elect of the union following widespread criticism of several online posts, for which she has since apologised.  In the posts, which date back as far as 2017, Ms Samant had captioned an image of herself in Malaysia with the words 'Ching Chang' and made a 'pun' about the Holocaust while at a memorial in Berlin.   Ms Samant, who is from Karnataka, southwest India and is now studying for an MSc in Energy Systems at Linacre College, was also accused of transphobia over an Instagram post in which she referred to 'women' and 'transwomen' separately.   The posts were dubbed 'racist' and 'insensitive' by critics, with the Oxford Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality and the LGBTQ+ Campaign both calling on Ms Samant to resign shortly after she was elected.  It appears she has deleted both her Facebook and Instagram accounts in the wake of the criticism.  However, she...
    Yoshiro Mori. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo/AP Images The president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, said women make meetings run long. Yoshiro Mori called it "annoying" and said women want to speak up when they see others speaking. Mori, the former prime minister, has a history of offensive remarks. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, said on Wednesday that women talk too much in meetings, according to an AFP translation of an Asahi Shimbun story. According to the report, Miro, the former prime minister of Japan, was responding to a question about the Japan Olympic Committee's goal of making the committee at least 40% women. "When you increase the number of female executive members, if their speaking time isn't restricted to a certain extent, they have difficulty finishing, which is annoying," Mori reportedly said on the call, which included media. Mori reportedly added: "Women are competitive. When one person raises a hand, others think they need to speak up as well. That's why everyone speaks." Mori has...
    Saroya Tinker (left) and Dave Portnoy. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images After Barstool CEO Erika Nardini hosted two NWHL players on her podcast, league fans and journalists rebuked the brand for its history of misogyny and racism, and Nardini replied with a controversial video. Riveters rookie Saroya Tinker — one of the lone Black players in the NWHL — tweeted Monday that the league should not accept support from a platform that "promotes white supremacy." Barstool's Dave Portnoy then said Tinker "should be in jail for that" — prompting his fans to harass the 22-year-old — before he and Nardini lamented the "pressure for conformity" on "The Megyn Kelly Show." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Women's Hockey League and Barstool are fighting. The sports media company's CEO — Erika Nardini — is an avid hockey fan. But when she used Barstool's massive platform to help bring new eyes to the league — which is just days into its 2021 season — some fans and journalists pushed back on the controversial brand's involvement with the...
    Matt James. ABC "Bachelor" star Matt James has been open about his Christian faith on the show, leading his contestants in prayer during the very first episode.  Ivan Hall, who appeared on Tayshia Adams' season of "The Bachelorette," told Insider that it was good James did so early on because it "let the women know where he stands."  Adams — who is a practicing Christian — broke up with Hall after the aeronautical engineer revealed he was nonreligious during their off-camera fantasy suite date.  Hall told Insider he wished "Bachelor" fans could have seen their conversation because many people "are affected by interfaith relationships."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Bachelor" star Matt James has been open about his Christian faith on the show, even leading his contestants in prayer during the very first episode.  And Ivan Hall — who was eliminated from Tayshia Adams' season of "The Bachelorette" after revealing he's nonreligious — told Insider that he believed it was a good move by James.  "At the end of the day it's really Matt's season...
    President Barack Obama lauded Maya Moore's justice work, the importance of Title IX, and the "articulate and engaged" nature of female athletes. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images Barack Obama "wasn't surprised" that WNBA players were at the forefront of the social justice movement in sports. In an conversation with Bill Simmons and Bakari Sellers on "The Bill Simmons Podcast," the 44th American President said that "women generally are superior to men, and women athletes are no different." Obama also lauded Maya Moore's social justice work, the importance of Title IX, and how "articulate and engaged" female athletes were during White House visits. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 was a remarkable year at the intersection of sports and activism, and women spearheaded the movement towards social justice. And the 44th President of the United States "wasn't surprised" that female athletes led the way. President Barack Obama and his daughter, Sasha, attend a Washington Mystics game. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images In a conversation with Bill Simmons and Bakari Sellers on a recent episode of...
    A composite image of Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon in Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit" and Magnus Carlsen in 2018. Netflix/TOLGA AKMEN/AFP Magnus Carlsen, the world's top-ranked chess player, said Netflix nailed "The Queen's Gambit," the limited series about a female chess prodigy set in the 1950s and 1960s. In an interview this week, Carlsen told Insider the show deserves praise for extolling the raw talent of protagonist Beth Harmon, rather than focusing on her gender. "I love the fact that once ... it became clear that she had great ability, there was not a lot of 'I don't think she can be any good because she's a girl,'" he said. But Carlsen warned that chess still has a lingering culture of sexism. Women are scarce at the game's top level, and several grandmasters have said women don't have the mental agility to compete with men. Online chess is booming during the pandemic, and Carlsen and various chess platforms are trying to attract new players with novel rapid-format and trash-talking formats. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The...
    Vern said it best. A newspaper clipping from 1963 has unearthed an unlikely hero of 2020: Vern Hause. The man was the only interviewee to answer in the affirmative to the question, “Would a woman be a good president?” Hause’s answer gave it to ’em straight. “She couldn’t do any worse than some we’ve had,” the Stevens Point, Wisconsin resident said to the Minneapolis Tribune. The clipping has since gone viral, with the original tweet from Nate Pentz scooping up about 19.5K likes by Thursday morning. Stars including Sarah Silverman shared their love for Hause and his blunt feminism. “People who think we haven’t made any progress towards greater justice and equality over the past half century… should really learn something about what the world looked like half a century ago,” @Yascha_Mounk wrote. “And the pattern of people fighting progress to stay w the comfort of the world as they know it,” Silverman responded. Other answers show just how ahead of his time Hause was. All the other people interviewed — men and women — answered no. “No. Today their mind...
    (CNN)Actress and activist Eva Longoria has apologized for remarks made during an interview with MSNBC after she was criticized for appearing dismissive of Black women. Longoria appeared on MSNBC Sunday talking about the presidential election and how important women and people of color were to President-elect Joe Biden's victory."The women of color showed up in big ways. Of course, you saw in Georgia what Black women have done but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting Biden-Harris at an average rate of close to 3 to 1. And that wasn't surprising to us," she told MSNBC's Ari Melber. In a tweet posted Sunday night, Longoria offered an apology and clarification saying she was sad to hear her comments were seen by some people as "taking credit from Black women.""When I said that Latinas were heroines in this election, I simply meant that they turned out in greater numbers and voted more progressively than LATINO MEN," she tweeted.Read More"My wording was not clear and I deeply regret that, There is such a...
    After facing backlash for reportedly saying that the MeToo movement began after women started stepping out for work, veteran actor Mukesh Khanna has issued a statement in his defense. According to him , his words were “perceived in extremely wrong way”. “I am surprised that my statement has been perceived in an extremely wrong way, and is being looked at in a totally flawed context. The whole thing has been blown out of proportion. It’s being said that I am against women. Mukesh Khanna Clarifies That He Is ‘Not Against Women Working’ After Getting Slammed Over His Sexist Remark On #MeToo Movement (View Post) “But I can say with confidence that not many have as much respect for women as I do. I never said that women shouldn’t work,” he added. Khanna denied making misogynist remarks. “A year back, I had made a video for my YouTube channel. In that video too, I never mentioned that women shouldn’t go out and work. How can I say or imply something like that now? I just want to request all my...
    Book of the week  SEX WITH PRESIDENTS by Eleanor Herman (HarperCollins £20, 384 pp) The push and drive required to succeed in politics is connected, says Eleanor Herman, with other characteristics such as ‘impulsivity, restlessness, recklessness, contempt for the advice of others, and over-weening pride’. Indeed, presidents, prime ministers, kingpins and potentates can seem thoroughly bonkers, with their euphoria, wild mood-swings and ‘a denial that anything is wrong’. Nowhere is all of this more evident than in the bedroom — or in the case of Warren Harding, president of the United States from 1921 to 1923, the wardrobe, where he shut himself away with debutantes, actresses, wives, widows, prostitutes and teenagers, ‘to muffle the noise’. Power, vouchsafed former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, ‘is the ultimate aphrodisiac’. Donald Trump’s private jets, lewd remarks to and about women, and gold-leaf penthouse apartments are only the latest manifestation. Eleanor Herman takes a look back at the women that each president of America has been involved with, in her book For example, Thomas Jefferson, president from 1801 to 1809, had affairs...
    Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander in J.K Rowling "Fantastic Beats" franchise. Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Eddie Redmayne has written a private note to J.K. Rowling after he became concerned by the amount of "vitriol" aimed at the author in response to her comments about trans people.   During an interview with the Daily Mail, Redmayne, who is currently filming his third Fantastic Beasts film, said the abuse Rowling has received is "absolutely disgusting." Redmayne, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2016 for his performances as the Danish painter and transgender pioneer Lili Elbe, also said that he has many "trans friends and colleagues" who are constantly "having their human rights challenged around the world and facing discrimination on a daily basis," which he finds "equally disgusting." In June, Redmayne told Variety that he disagreed with Rowling's comments on the trans community, saying: "Trans women are women, trans men are men and non-binary identities are valid." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Eddie Redmayne has written a private note to J.K. Rowling after he became concerned by the amount of...
    Gigi Gorgeous. Gregg DeGuire / Getty Images YouTube star, actress, and model Gigi Gorgeous, who is transgender, spoke out against JK Rowling in a brief interview with TMZ. When asked about Rowling recently promoting a store on Twitter that sells transphobic merchandise, Gigi Gorgeous said that "now [Harry Potter] means nothing to me." Rowling has increasingly come under fire in recent months for her criticism of trans people, that many have said is transphobic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender YouTuber, actress, and model, said that author JK Rowling, who has repeatedly made headlines recently for her continued criticism of trans people, is dead in her eyes. Speaking to TMZ, Gigi Gorgeous, whose real name is Giselle Lazzarato, said that, "Harry Potter meant something to me earlier, and now it means nothing to me. Rowling has repeatedly criticized trans people and activism in the past, and as Insider's Kat Tenbarge reported, a Twitter thread in June that appeared to argue that trans people are "erasing the concept of sex" brought started a reckoning...
    Two women have apparently floated to the top of President Trump’s list of potential justices to fill the Supreme Court seat left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she passed away on Friday. Judges Amy Coney Barrett in Chicago and Barbara Lagoa in Atlanta are top picks to fill the seat, according to multiple reports. Trump has pledged to fill the seat with a female jurist who, if confirmed, would become the fifth woman ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. “It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman,” Trump told a crowd of supporters in Fayetteville, N.C., on Saturday. “We have numerous women on the list. I built this incredible list of brilliant people.” Barrett, 48, has sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since October 2017. President Trump nominated her to the post from her job as a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. Barrett is widely seen as a strong conservative with an originalist judicial philosophy, meaning the law should be interpreted through the original understanding of...
    A race row broke out among New York City Hall staffers last month, 11 minutes before mayor Bill de Blasio was set to give his daily coronavirus briefing with a nod to the 100th anniversary of woman's suffrage included. A series of leaked emails obtained by the New York Post show that the row exploded over the wording of talking points prepared for the mayor after they were sent to staffers ahead of the briefing on August 26. The briefing was to include a tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution, which prohibited states and the federal government from denying citizens the right to vote based on sex. One of the talking points included in the communication was to acknowledge 'not all women could exercise that right' to vote because of segregation and other laws, adding 'Women of color excluded – fought for decades for equal access.' But at 9:49 a.m. and 11 minutes before de Blasio's briefing was scheduled to start, a row in the email chain kicked off. A race row broke...
    (CNN)When California Sen. Kamala Harris became the first Black and South Asian woman to accept a major party's vice presidential nomination on Wednesday night, she credited the historic moment to generations of men and women before her who fought for civil and voting rights. In particular, she praised some of the women who paved the way for her and helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right vote."Without fanfare or recognition, they organized and testified and rallied and marched and fought -- not just for their vote, but for a seat at the table," she said. "These women and the generations that followed worked to make democracy and opportunity real in the lives of all of us who followed," she said, adding that their efforts also paved the way for Hillary Clinton and the country's first Black President, Barack Obama."These women inspired us to pick up the torch, and fight on ... We're not often taught their stories, but as Americans, we all stand on their shoulders."Here's a closer look at some of those women.Read...
    Meghan Markle in a video interview on Friday. YouTube Meghan Markle said "it's good to be home" after living abroad for nearly 10 years, and that she looks forward to using her voice to make a change. Markle opened up while interviewing Emily Ramshaw, the co-founder of The 19th*, a non-profit news organization that reports on "gender, politics, and policy" and aims to empower women. Markle spoke to Ramshaw about the importance of a women-focused news organization, the need for accurate storytelling, and her own experience being the subject of news reports. Markle also shared what it was like witnessing racial unrest when returning to the US, saying: "It was so sad to see where our country was in that moment." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Meghan Markle says she's glad to be back in the US after living abroad for nearly a decade, and that she is looking forward to using her voice to enact change. On Friday, the Duchess of Sussex shared her thoughts on creating a new place to call home while interviewing...
    praetorianphoto/Getty Images A survey by Dating.com found 45% of women polled had been cheated on since the beginning of March.  The data was taken from 2,000 people to understand dating patterns in quarantine.  A majority of people surveyed suspect they've been cheated on at least once during the pandemic.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. While the logistics of cheating may seem impossible during a pandemic, a new survey found it doesn't seem to be stopping people from being unfaithful.  Dating.com polled 2,000 of its US users on whether they had been cheating on since early March, when the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Over half of all people surveyed (55%) suspected their partner of cheating.  Some 45% of women polled said they'd been cheated on, along with 15% of men.  Nearly one-third of respondents said the affair took place with an old flame, and 20% of flings turned into more serious relationships after they broke up with their partner.  "Stay at home orders placed a strain on many existing relationships and really put those connections...
    Actor and comedian Bryan Callen, best known for his recurring role on the long-running ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, has been accused by four women of sexual misconduct spanning decades and ranging from inappropriate remarks to assault. Kathryn Fiore Tigerman, 44, one-time MADtv cast member, told the Los Angeles Times that Callen raped her in his house after taking her out to dinner more than 20 years ago. A decade later, an employee at an American Apparel store named Rachel Green accused Callen of pinning her against a dressing room wall and forcibly kissing her.  Claire Ganshert, who was an aspiring actress when she met Callen in 2012 when she was 23 and working as a barista, and he was 45 and married, said she had a four-year affair with Callen, and that he told her in 2016 that women have a 'biological, primal desire to be raped.' Actor and comedian Bryan Callen, 53 (left), has been accused of sexual misconduct by four women. Actress Kathryn Tigerman, 44 (right), claimed Callen raped her in 1999  Callen (right) is...
    A federal judge denied a motion for a new trial from convicted self-improvement cult guru Keith Raniere. Raniere is not entitled to a new trial on the charges of sex trafficking and coercing women into sex he was convicted of last year, Judge Nicholas Garaufis of Brooklyn federal court ruled Friday. Prosecutors said that as the leader of a cult-like group called NXIVM, Raniere used blackmail and punishment to turn his female victims into sex slaves. Witnesses testified that Raniere's 'slaves' were forced to provide nude photos as 'collateral' to keep them in line. Keith Raniere is not entitled to a new trial on the charges of sex trafficking and coercing women into sex he was convicted of last year, Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled Friday Raniere was convicted in June 2019 of charges including racketeering, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, and sex trafficking. He demanded a new trial in March, arguing that witnesses including two of his victims lied about their plans to sue him civilly. Raniere attorney Marc Agnifilo argued in his motion for a new trial...
    Getty/Rob Carr The Washington Post published an investigation Thursday detailing instances of alleged sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former employees of the Washington Redskins. More than a dozen women spoke out about the "hostile" workplace environment. Julia Payne, who worked as vice president of communications for the team, said she had "never been in a more hostile, manipulative, passive-aggressive environment." "And I worked in politics," she added, recalling her time when she worked as a spokeswoman for the Clinton administration. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While working for the Washington Redskins, the former vice president of communications said she had "never been in a more hostile, manipulative, passive-aggressive environment." "And I worked in politics," she added. Julia Payne, who worked for the Redskins in 2003, has also worked as assistant press secretary in the Clinton administration, according to a Washington Post investigation published Thursday. The Post spoke to more than a dozen women who accused team employees — including some top executives — of sexual harassment and verbal abuse, including sharing conversations and text...
    (CNN)Players for the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) will now have the option to either be on the field or remain in the locker room during the National Anthem, according to a release from the league. The release says this decision was made following conversations with players from around the league, as well as club officials and other stakeholders."We began this tournament with several important goals," said Lisa Baird, NWSL commissioner. "Develop a safe environment for the continuation of sport. Create an innovative competition to showcase the vitality of women's soccer. Collaborate with our players association and develop a genuine partnership. Raise revenue to fund player compensation. And support and empower players to use their platform to make the world a better place."The league will continue to play the anthem, Baird said, but with "even more flexibility" and support for each player's right to express their individual views. "The NWSL stands behind every player, official and staff member," Baird said. "Kneel on the field. Stand with your hand over your heart. Honor your feelings in the privacy of the locker...
    JK Rowling has deleted a tweet declaring her love for Stephen King has reached 'new heights' after the US author voiced his support for transgender women. The Harry Potter author, 54, had shared a quote from the late feminist and author Andrea Dworkin amid a much longer thread concerning recent comments made by Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle.  The frontbencher claimed the author was 'using her own sexual assault' to justify her controversial views on transgender issues in an article for left-wing magazine Tribune. He has since apologised for the remarks. Towards the end of a lengthy Twitter thread concerning Russell-Moyle's apology, Rowling shared the quote about how men often 'react to women's words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence.'   King then shared the quote to his own 5.9 million followers, which led Rowling to tweet that her love for the author had reached 'new heights.' JK Rowling (left) has deleted a tweet declaring her love for Stephen King (right) has reached 'new heights' after the US author voiced his support for transgender women ...
    By DAVID PITT, Associated Press Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds signed the measure into law just after lawyers representing Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the state wrapped up arguments before a state court judge. The court must now decide whether to halt immediately enforcement of the new law, which is set to take effect Wednesday. “I am proud to stand up for the sanctity of every human life,” the Republican governor said in a statement. "I applaud the Iowa lawmakers who had the courage to stand strong and take action to protect the unborn child.” Planned Parenthood claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the bill is unconstitutional in the way it was passed in the middle of the night without public debate. The group argues that the bill also violates the due process and equal protection rights of women seeking...
    Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday signed into law a bill that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, trying again to institute a restriction similar to one struck down two years ago by the Iowa Supreme Court. Reynolds signed the measure into law just after lawyers representing Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the state wrapped up arguments before a state court judge. The court must now decide whether to halt immediately enforcement of the new law, which is set to take effect Wednesday. “I am proud to stand up for the sanctity of every human life,” the Republican governor said in a statement. “I applaud the Iowa lawmakers who had the courage to stand strong and take action to protect the unborn child.” Planned Parenthood claims in a lawsuit filed last week that the bill is unconstitutional in the way it was passed in the middle of the night without public debate. The group argues that the bill also violates the due process and equal protection rights of women seeking an abortion, much...
    Two men told Elmwood Park police they were robbed of cash, iPhones and sneakers after two women they’d recently met lured them to the spot. Both said they were waiting for the women when a silver sedan (no further description) pulled up next to them on Doremus Place around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Police Chief Michael Foligno said. The pair, ages 25 and 29, told police that one of two men who got out of the sedan pointed a handgun at them. “At gunpoint the victims were robbed of a combined $1,300 in cash, 2 iPhones and Yeezy sneakers,” the chief said. The robbers also “removed the keys from the ignition and threw them into the bushes of a nearby house,” he said. The pair described one robber as thin, wearing all black clothing and a facemask, and the other as short, with a medium build, wearing a white sweatshirt blue jeans and red and blue sneakers. Their fleeing sedan was last seen heading east on Doremus Place towards Mola Boulevard, Foligno said. Any witnesses or those with surveillance images,...
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