67% Of Women Are Invisible
Kelsey Miller, Refinery29
Approximately 67 percent of women in the United States are “plus size,” meaning that they wear a size 14 or higher in clothing. Yet plus-size women are rarely seen in mainstream media — and when they are, their depictions are overwhelmingly negative, Miller points out. To “fix” this, Refinery29, an online a publication for “smart, creative and stylish women,” has commissioned and will showcase photography and graphics featuring plus-size women in all contexts. After all, “plus is not niche. It is the norm,” she says.
Hillary Clinton Will Not Be Manterrupted
Jessica Bennett, The New York Times
Monday night’s presidential debate brought a common problem to the forefront of American discourse: “manterrupting,” or the practice of men interrupting women, often to say something condescending. For women in the viewing audience, Donald Trump’s repeated interruptions of Hillary Clinton likely felt familiar. These interjections are a form of subtle sexism — “dismissals so many of us deal with every day,” Bennett writes. “It’s culture: for hundreds of years, men’s voices have been the ones to take charge.”
The Humbling, Humiliating True Story of a Middle-Aged Woman in Hollywood
Pamela Redmond Satran, Fortune
Pamela Redmond Satran, author of the novel Younger, left her marriage and her life in suburbia a few years ago for Los Angeles, where she has reinvented her life as a television writer. In this commentary in Fortune, Satran tells her humbling, humiliating and inspiring Hollywood story of living a hot new life as a middle-aged woman.
Why Women in Tech Might Consider Just Using Their Initials Online
John Greathouse, The Wall Street Journal
Using a gender-neutral persona online could be the ticket to accessing opportunities that might otherwise be closed to women. This advice came from John Greathouse, an investor, entrepreneur, teacher and commentator, who argued that women who mask their gender might be able to sidestep business community dishonesty and get further professionally. His post caused something of an uproar, and he has since issued an apology.
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