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Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story (and Country) Is This? | Literary Hub
“We are as a culture moving on to a future with more people and more voices and more possibilities. Some people are being left behind, not because the future is intolerant of them but because they are intolerant of this future.”
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13 hours ago by SteveLambert
‘Kimchi Paradigm’ Offers Insights Into Success at Asian Women Leaders Conference | Asian Scientist Magazine | Science, technology and medical news updates from Asia
AsianScientist (May 14, 2013) – True, we were eating mainly delectable Indian dishes at the fourth annual Women Leaders of New Asia summit in New Delhi, but the reference to kimchi did come up. When discussing the subject of next-generation leadership, one delegate, who is among the handful of female senior executives in the Korean private sector, noted that women often do not know how to ask for what they want or deserve. They also do not negotiate well (this is amply borne out by research) and, as a result, men tend to be paid better than women for similar work. In addition, women may be handicapped in other areas, including networking and executive presence. She noted that the next generation needs to cultivate readiness to become global leaders, learn to do self-marketing, and be open to feedback.
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2 days ago by craniac
Arshy Mann on Twitter: "For the past little while, I've been working on a piece about ...
For the past little while, I've been working on a piece about Toronto's relationship to the alt-right, especially the "manosphere." Unfortunately that research has become relevant. I'm going to share as much as I can here for people who may not be familiar with these movements.
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2 days ago by coslinks
The lie pictures tell: an ex-model on the truth behind her perfect photos | Fashion | The Guardian
Finally, one night, watching him pace, listing all the ways I’ve failed to please him, it dawns on me: I’ve encircled myself with danger because it feels familiar.

In a flash, everything coalesces. The haze lifts, revealing my tale, the seemingly disparate fragments now connecting in pristine clarity. I became this woman by swallowing my voice through wound after wound. I’ve taken the world’s whippings for being born a girl as reason to believe I deserve only punishment and degradation, inflicted on myself, accepted towards myself.
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3 days ago by craniac
Netflix film examines why NASA shunned women astronauts in early days | Ars Technica
Since then, NASA has begun to redeem itself by taking steps toward gender parity.
This June, the world will mark the 55th anniversary of the first woman flying into space. Valentina Tereshkova, an amateur Russian skydiver, spent nearly three days in orbit inside a spherical Vostok 6 capsule. The first American woman, physicist Sally Ride, would not follow Tereshkova into space for another two decades.
A new documentary on Netflix, Mercury 13, examines the question of why NASA did not fly women in space early on and, in particular, focuses on 13 women who underwent preliminary screening processes in 1960 and 1961 to determine their suitability as astronauts. The film offers a clear verdict for why women were excluded from NASA in the space agency's early days—"good old-fashioned prejudice," as one of the participants said. Mercury 13 will be released Friday.
The film admirably brings some of these women to life, all of whom were accomplished pilots. There is Jerrie Cobb, who scored very highly in the preliminary tests and gave compelling testimony before Congress in an attempt to open NASA's early spaceflight programs to women. Another key figure is pilot Jane B. Hart, married to a US Senator from Michigan, whose experience in the project compelled her to become one of the founders of the National Organization for Women.
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