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One New Trouble Spot Ahead of Korea Summit: 12 Women

August 13, 2018 |

What was unprecedented in April is now becoming … routine? The leaders of North and South Korea will meet again sometime in September, their third such meeting in five months, reports CNN . This time, however, the South’s Moon Jae-in will travel to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong Un. High-level officials…
Newser

Japan Medical School: We Altered Scores to Limit Women

August 8, 2018 |

A Tokyo medical school apologized Tuesday after an internal investigation confirmed that it altered entrance exam scores for years to limit the number of female students and ensure more men became doctors. Tokyo Medical University manipulated all entrance exam results starting in 2006 or even earlier, according to findings released…
Newser

Saudi women, free to drive, kickstart Harley-Davidson bike chapter

August 8, 2018 |

It has been just over a month since the historic prohibition on females driving in Saudi Arabia was reversed, with women in the ultra-conservative Islamic Kingdom now not only eyeing four wheels – but training for two.
FOX News

Northrop’s new CEO adds to growing number of women leading defense firms

August 8, 2018 |

The already small roster of Fortune 500 companies led by women will shrink even further after PepsiCo Inc. Chief Executive Indra Nooyi steps down from her role this year. But in one sector that has been male-dominated, gender balance seems to be moving in the opposite direction.

By next year, three…


L.A. Times – Business

Where Women Vanish, Someone Is Tracking Them

July 22, 2018 |

Ashley Loring liked writing poetry, riding horseback, and experiencing the low rumble of distant storms. “She wasn’t scared of anything,” her mother Loxie says at Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, per NPR . “And for how small she is, she was…” At that point Loxie fights back tears for her daughter,…
Newser

Women Awarded $4.7B in Talc Powder Lawsuit

July 13, 2018 |

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $ 4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. This was the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder,…
Newser

Navy Finally Allows Women to Let Their Hair Down

July 12, 2018 |

The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says it makes the Navy more inclusive. Many black women had asked for changes to the female…
Newser

Study of Uber drivers finds men earn more than women — for three key reasons

July 9, 2018 |

Men who drive for Uber earn about 7% more than female drivers earn, according to a recent working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research that also cites three main causes for the gap in earnings.

Looking at data from more than a million Uber drivers, researchers found differences in…


L.A. Times – Business