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Pinterest Employees Demand Gender and Race Equality

New York Times
The messages used words like disappointed, disheartened, angered, upset, ashamed, frustrated, infuriated, disillusioned, deeply saddened and disturbed. On Friday, 236 employees of Pinterest, a company known for its virtual pinboards, expressed solidarity on an internal chat app with three former co-workers who have accused the company of racial and sex......
CNBC Business

Pinterest to announce new board member as employees stage virtual walkout over gender, racial discrimination claims

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann speaks in conversation with Matthew Lynley of TechCrunch during the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 on September 18, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images Pinterest on Friday said it......
New York Times - Politics

The Kamala Harris Pick: Geographic Balance Takes Back Seat to Gender, Race

New York Times
The selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic nominee for vice president — a senator from perhaps the most solidly Democratic state in the union — marks the latest evidence that gender and race have now surpassed geographic balance when it comes to building a ticket for the White House.......
BBC USA

Skater girls: Gender, joy and slow photography

BBC
image copyrightJenny Sampson In 2017, noticing there was an unusually large number of female skateboarders in Emeryville skate park, in northern California, Jenny Sampson asked if she could photograph some of them. image copyrightJenny Sampson She soon discovered the organisation Skate Like a Girl and attended one of their events.......
Technology

Pinterest Accused of Gender Bias in Suit by Former No. 2 Executive

New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — In April, Françoise Brougher, the chief operating officer of Pinterest and its top female executive, abruptly left the company with little explanation. In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday, Ms. Brougher accused the $21 billion company, which makes virtual pinboards, of firing her after she complained about sexist......
CBS US News

Federal court rules that transgender students must be allowed to use bathrooms that match their gender

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A federal court in Florida has ruled that it is unconstitutional for schools to ban transgender students from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit announced on......
CBS US News

Gender pay gap may not close

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Personal trainer and Cameroonian immigrant Simone Tchouke knows the importance of working hard. She used to train up to eight clients a day, until COVID-19 hit.  “It was really it was really bad,”  Tchouke said. “We just kind of scaled down......
CBS US News

How Black and Latina women suffer more from the gender pay gap

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Equal Pay Act passed in 1963, making gender-based wage discrimination illegal. However, more than 50 years later women are still paid less than their male counterparts. The pandemic could be making the situation worse, with women suffering more......
ESPN

Lapchick: More college conferences should follow WCC’s lead on race, gender efforts

ESPN
As the world of sports tries to deal with the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis and the racial reckoning at the same time, the West Coast Conference stepped forward with an unprecedented move Monday by requesting a racial and gender report card for its league. I applaud the West Coast......
CBS US News

This collective hires black trans chefs to prepare fresh meals for black trans people at home

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here New York-based performer and activist Ianne Fields Stewart had an idea in December 2018. Stewart wanted to raise money to hire a black transgender chef to go into the homes of black transgender people and cook a meal for......
E! Online

Jonathan Van Ness Says J.K Rowling’s Gender “Fears” Are “Rooted in White Supremacy” – E! Online

eonline
Jonathan Van Ness is weighing in. During his virtual visit to Watch What Happens Live, the Queer Eye star shared his opinions on J.K. Rowling’s controversial tweets, calling her… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click......
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Artist Takes Characters From Pop Culture And Switches Their Gender (24 Pics)

IA
Canadian artist and illustrator Sakimi Chan created an exciting series of gender-bend pieces of famous characters. In this series, the 29-year-old artist, also known as Sakisakimi, takes characters from pop culture and flips their gender and the results are fantastic. Many of these gender-switched characters look even more attractive than......
In the News

Artist Draws Attention To Race And Gender Stereotypes With A Series Of Surreal Portraits

IA
Art as an outlet or manifestation for social, cultural, ecological, or political movements has become quite prevalent these days. Not to say it wasn’t a strong part of things before, just that art has become a more frequent occurrence. Artists like Banksy have used art to tackle issues like homelessness......

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