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Things We Saw Today: Halloween Bento Boxes Are Not Okay!

File this under "Disgusting."

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The Internet Has a Lot to Say About Sophia, The “Hot” Robot Who Was Given Saudi Citizenship

When it was announced on October 25th that Sophia, a lifelike robot, was granted citizenship as a way to put Saudi Arabia on the A.I. map, many hot takes appeared and Twitter was abuzz. There were the considerations of what citizenship meant in terms of Sophia: should she now granted certain "human" rights previously held from her as a robot? But more pressingly, many pundits pointed out that Sophia, as a "female" robot, was enjoying considerably more freedom than the women of her new country.

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“Not Planning” Work With Terry Richardson Is the New Hip Trend, But It’s Not Good Enough

Earlier this week, we heard about Condé Nast finally blacklisting photographer Terry Richardson over numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against him from models on his shoots. Now, it seems that all the "cool kids" are jumping on the bandwagon. Where the hell have all these outlets and brands been for the past decade, though?

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Things We Saw Today: As of October 26th, Women Are Working for Free

The pay gap between men and women means that women are essentially working ten weeks for free every year.

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Rose McGowan to Speak at Women’s Convention in Detroit

After news broke almost a week ago that Rose McGowan was canceling all of her speaking engagements after dealing with the media storm that surrounded her after being one of the loudest voices in the Weinstein/Hollywood Men are scum scandal. Those of us who have been supporting Rose, even when she misfires, have been waiting to see what she will be doing next. Well, the answer is: Rose McGowan will be speaking at the Women's Convention.

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Bias, Not Behavior Determines Women’s Fate in the Workplace According to New Data From Harvard

Even as we acknowledge how terrible sexism is, the onus of halting its effects is often placed on women. We frame sexual assault in terms of women "not getting raped" as opposed to telling men not to rape. We frame domestic responsibilities in terms of women "having it all" as opposed to men "sharing some." In the workplace, women have been advised to "lean in," but all the leaning in in the world doesn't rid the workplace of the one thing that truly stops women's careers in their tracks: bias.

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The OA‘s Brit Marling Shines a Light on the “Economics of Consent”

Brit Marling, creator and star of Netflix's The OA among other works, has written an insightful piece on the "economics of consent."

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It’s About Time: Photographer and Alleged Abuser Terry Richardson Blacklisted By Major Publications

Late yesterday, a titan in the fashion world finally took a stand against a well-documented, known predator. Condé Nast has blacklisted notoriously abusive fashion photographer Terry Richardson.

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R. Kelly’s Victim Speaks Out on Years of Abuse

For years it has been very much and open secret that R. Kelly is a sexual predator and it has been turned into a joke. From the Dave Chappelle’s “Piss on You” skit to The Boondocks episode “Trail of R. Kelly” there has been a serious lack of consequences about how R.Kelly has spent his adult life preying on adolescents girls. Now, in a Rolling Stone’s article “Surviving R. Kelly” Kitti Jones, a former girlfriend of R.Kelly is telling her story about abuse at the hands of the R&B idol.

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Megyn Kelly Sets Bill O’Reilly and Fox News on Fire Over Sexual Harassment

On NBC's Megyn Kelly TODAY, the former Fox News host took aim at serial harasser Bill O'Reilly and blasted her old network for its decades-long complicity. In what The Washington Post calls "an extraordinary monologue," Kelly is equal parts determined, furious, and impassioned as she details the failings of Fox News' toxic culture.

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Shocker: Study Found Most Men, Republicans Think Gender Equality Has Come Far Enough—Some Even Too Far

Following the loss of the first female presidential nominee from a major political party to an incompetent businessman recorded uttering the words, “grab ‘em by the p-ssy,” we all had questions—namely, what happened? And while Hillary Clinton’s memoir offers some answers, a new Pew Research study published last week has some, too.

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Siri and HAL 9000 Have a Conversation About A.I. Sexism

"Hal, why am I defaulted to a woman's voice?"

Siri wonders, why is it that female voices are always given to A.I. in subservient positions?

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Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Up About Harvey Weinstein to End “the Conspiracy of Silence”

The parade of testimony against Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein, sadly, doesn't seem to have an end yet. This time, one of our favorite actresses around these parts, Lupita Nyong'o, has come forward in a personal essay for The New York Times, giving a harrowing and detailed account of an entire spectrum of abuses she received at the hands of the disgraced (and disgraceful) movie mogul.

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Harvey Weinstein Is Apparently Being Awful At “Sex Rehab”

The Hollywood mogul at the center of the widespread sexual harassment and assault allegations is reportedly falling asleep in therapy sessions, claiming conspiracies against him, and "barking" into a mobile phone he isn't supposed to have.

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Is Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy Really the Worst-Timed and Least Thought-Out Thing Ever?

There's so much to unpack in this trailer for Louis C.K.'s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, that I feel like I'm on the world's worst vacation. Watch the trailer above, and prepare to have...opinions.

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Rose McGowan Cancels All Upcoming Appearances Because She Has Activism to Do

Ever since news of Harvey Weinstein's abuses broke, actress-director-activist Rose McGowan has been at the center of a lot of support, backlash, and everything in between. Add onto that the general emotional overwhelm we've all felt as all the "me toos" started rolling out, and it's understandable that McGowan might not be too keen on flash bulbs and film industry hoopla right now.

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Mayim Bialik Apologizes Again For Her Misguided Take on Sexual Harassment

But we also need to look at why she's faced more of a firing squad than many actual harassers.

The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik met a firestorm of criticism for an opinion piece on Hollywood's culture of sexual harassment published in The New York Times. After her first public reaction appeared to double down and rebuff her critics, a new apology finally seems to have processed the reasons for the push-back she received.

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“Good Guys” Do Exist: Here Are a Few Examples to Keep An Eye On in the Fight Against Sexism

As Ava DuVernay reminded us when she spoke at the Hammer Museum Gala earlier this week, "good guys" do exist. As rife as Hollywood is with terrible, horrifying examples of manhood, there are also those who genuinely and wholeheartedly embrace their role in doing better and furthering the cause of gender equality. I needed to take a minute to acknowledge them here; to remind myself that the world isn't a complete shit-show.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bob Weinstein Show How “Nice Guys” and Hollywood Perpetuate Rape Culture

It's very easy to look at someone like Harvey Weinstein and see a monster. The decades-long history of abuses makes that crystal clear. But make no mistake, it isn't only "monsters" we have to worry about when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the systematic sexism that plagues the entertainment industry.

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“YEAH I’M FUCKING SURE”: Ilana Glazer Fired Sexual Harassers from Broad City

Ilana Glazer revealed that she fired two Broad City staffers for sexual harassment, because "getting sexually harassed seems to be a constant, but having the opportunity to do something about it is rare."

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