Sellers say China’s Amazons are forcibly putting discount stickers on their stuff

June 22, 2017

Gotta keep those goods moving.Image: VCG via Getty Images As the Amazons of China try to elbow each other out of the way, a couple of retailers are coming forward to reveal some of the lengths that China’s ecommerce players will go to, to get you to add items to your cart. Liebo, a mid-sized women’s apparel brand, accused the country’s second-largest online retailer, JD.com, of forcibly slashing Liebo’s product prices, reported Sixth Tone. SEE ALSO: How even rural areas …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 22, 2017

… AFP/Getty Images In a country with over 700 million phone users, it can be tough standing out. But top-earning internet celebrities, known as Wang Hong in China, can earn up to $46 million a year. It’s no wonder everyone’s jostling to become the Next Big Thing. The skills you need for viral fame At the YWICC, students are practicing in dance studios and being taught how to dress fashionably. 21-year-old Mengna Jiang is one of 33 students mostly women majoring in the school’s …

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Uber cofounder laments culture problems, fails to mention key problem

June 21, 2017

… “growing pains” in part due to its rapid growth. That may be true. Uber has rapidly grown to more than 13,000 employees. But he largely omits a whole lot of other truths: That Uber failed to build an adequate human resources department. That Uber’s management team let cases of sexual harassment go unaddressed. That Uber’s leadership themselves made incredibly poor decisions that included obtaining and reviewing a rape victim’s medical record and picking up women at …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

Bill Cosby walking through the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.Image: Mark Makela/Getty Images Bill Cosby remains free on bail after a Pennsylvania jury on Saturday convinced the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked, but the district attorney took the unusual step of immediately announcing that a new trial date would be set. The jury of seven men and five women spent a week shuffling between deliberations and the courtroom, telling the judge multiple times along …

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Independence Day Fast Facts

June 16, 2017

… most popular day for grilling. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:The winner eats the most hot dogs and buns within 10 minutes to win prize money and the Mustard Belt. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California, has won the title nine times (2007-2014 and 2016). He also holds the world record for eating 73 hot dogs. 1916 – The Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is held at the original Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island. 2011 – For the first time, men and women compete …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… relations aren’t particularly positive, amid an ongoing dispute between Seoul and Tokyo over so-called “comfort women” held by the Japanese imperial army during World War II. Sporting culture Despite their longstanding differences — the two countries are still technically at war — South and North Korea have a strong shared footballing history. The two teams regularly play each other in friendlies and at international competitions. In April, South …

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Soccer stars reach out to girl disqualified from tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’

June 8, 2017

Wambach smiles before a U.S. women's National Team game in 2015.Image: Herbert/AP/REX/Shutterstock Mili Hernandez is an 8-year-old girl from Nebraska who loves to play soccer, and she plays well. Oh she also has short hair. That haircut was a point of contention recently when organizers of a youth soccer tournament disqualified Mili’s team for having a boy on their squad. SEE ALSO: Why the Finals aren’t the most important story in the NBA this week The supposed boy was …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 6, 2017

… the bakery where he worked as attackers targeted restaurants and bars in Borough Market. Florin Morariu, who works at the Bread Ahead bakery in the market, told The Associated Press: "We were looking out of the window because we saw that everyone was agitated, everyone was running, people, women… they were fainting, falling and we went outside to see what was happening." He said when he went outside and saw two people stabbing others, he at first "froze" and didn't …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… Socialsor parties between men and womens groups like the one where Piazza spent his final hourswere cut to 10 a semester and new report cards for the campuss 83 Greek organizations will make public each groups history of violations for hazing, alcohol, and sexual and other misconduct. But one sorority, a group of some 100 young women known as Trilogy, wont appear on Penn States new report cards and is unlikely to face any of these sanctions. Never mind the fact that, according to the grand jury …

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It’s ‘Wonder Woman’ weekend and Hollywood celebs are here for it, just like you

June 4, 2017

Image: Clay Enos Seventy-six years, hundreds of male-dominated superhero films, and not a moment too soon. It’s taken nigh on a century to bring Wonder Woman, first published as a comic book in 1941, to the big screen. There are men mad about a few sold-out women-only screenings, positively glowing critics’ reviews, and fans excited for the film’s opening weekend even A-list celebrities who have nothing to do with the movie. SEE ALSO: Wonder Woman has taken over the world …

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Election blind dates: John Whittingdale and Jess Phillips – BBC News

June 2, 2017

Jess Phillips Describe yourself: I am Jess Phillips and I was the Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley – and now I’m the candidate in the election. I think people probably best know me as a women’s rights, equality activist with a big gob. I’m a difficult woman with a dirty laugh. Political background: My political ambition came about when I was working at women’s Aid, watching how government decisions – both poor and good decisions – …

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What The Fuck Is Wrong With You, Ivanka Trump?

May 30, 2017

This Memorial Day, instead of remembering the men and women who have fought for — and died for — America and its ideals and freedoms, This was a (really fucking stupid) thing her “headquarters” tweeted out late yesterday afternoon: Make champagne popsicles this #MemorialDay: https://t.co/1m6ceESqnS Ivanka Trump HQ (@IvankaTrumpHQ) May 28, 2017 Uh, what? How about, like, “memorialize those who have fought and died for our country this #MemorialDay” or …

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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.Image: Will Oliver/Epa/REX/Shutterstock Uber’s actions are having real consequences. The Anita Borg Institute for women and Technology ended a partnership with Uber over allegations of the ride-hailing giant’s treatment of women employees. “This is a rare step for us, but we felt compelled to take action in light of the many serious accusations Uber faces regarding the treatment of women employees,” the institute wrote in a press release …

May 27, 2017
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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

… women from the then-reality star before. I felt that, in that moment, he was being typically Donald, which is performing and shocking. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that hes saying or is that his act? And in Donalds case, I equated it that way. When he said what he said, Id like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, Id have called the FBI. And Ive done a lot of …

May 22, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

It began August 31 of last year. That day, around 500 revealing photos of celebrity women, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Scarlett Johansson, were posted to the online message board 4chan and spread like wildfire on sites Imgur and Reddit. Subsequent cache dumps targeted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and supermodel Cara Delevingne.Apple soon revealed that the stolen images were obtained via a series of brute force attacks (a very targeted attack on user names, passwords, …

May 21, 2017
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This is shaping up to be the bleakest season of ‘The Bachelorette’ yet

This woman is sufferingImage: abc Blink twice if you need us to come save you, Rachel Lindsay. The Bachelorette hasn’t even premiered yet, and already, it seems like the producers are hellbent on making Rachel suffer as much as possible. While professional reality television contestant Nick Viall had a pretty decent crop of accomplished women to choose from, Lindsay is stuck with a bunch of fucking clowns. Professions include “Tickle Monster” and “Whaboom.” Even an …

May 19, 2017
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Bulletin bets that online shopping brands still want storefronts

… roster is a store called Bulletin Broads that opened in Williamsburg last week. Its stocked with items geared towards women from around 30 female-led companies and backed by Planned Parenthood (Bulletin itself is run entirely by five women). Theres products that are really in-your-face, anti-Trump kind of products, theres products that are related to feminism, Kriegsman said. For us, it was a reaction to the times and whats happening politically right now. An ad for Bulletin’s latest …

May 19, 2017
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What It’s Like To Spend A Day In The Life Of The Women’s March Leaders

… artistic director of the womens March. The womens March itself happened on January 21st, but a group of women are still working every day on more actions and events to support women in the Trump presidency. We realized we couldnt just pack up and leave, so we continued, Mendoza said. In the three months since the massive inaugural march, the womens March has continued as a movement with 10 Actions / 100 Days for the first 100 days of Trumps presidency. We believe that those of us who believe …

May 15, 2017
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What Does Miss USA Do? Here Are Her Responsibilities

… foremost, the winner is relocated to New York City. According to the Miss USA website, the winner will immediately move to a luxury apartment in New York City, which will be her home base. That sounds better than the walk-ups most 20-somethings get upon their moves to New York, if you ask me. Giphy She must focus on her career after getting her crown. The pageants website says the women who win and are brought to New York must cultivate their personal career goals, and New York seems like …

May 15, 2017
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